It’s easy to assume that the forthcoming Hyperion Gelato is riding a trend. But Arman Hakopyan just wants to serve his family’s gelato recipes. Hakopyan will do it by opening the Los Feliz gelateria at the end of September.
The space was a shoe store owned by the Hakopyan family. “We just got tired of shoes, and wanted to change the business into a gelato shop. My grandparents, Margaret and Nubar, used to live in Italy. They immigrated to Rome from Armenia in 1978. We have a secret family recipe. So they taught my father, Jack, and my father taught me.”
Hyperion Gelato will serve 18 flavors, with choices for vegans, on a cup or cone. And when the renovation is complete, gelato enthusiasts will have inside and outdoor seating.
It’s Hakopyan’s first time opening a food business, and it’s situated in an area that already has chilled sweet options coming out of its ears. Both Magpie Softserve and Pinkberry are a three-minute walks from Hyperion Gelato’s front door, with Pazzo Gelato a five minute drive towards Sunset Boulevard.
Hakopyan will try to win over the neighborhood by rotating recipes, including 50 different versions of chocolate gelato.
2806 Hyperion Blvd
Los Angeles, CA