BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When 'The Sopranos' ended its 10 year HBO run in 2007, it started a new run for Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield. The iconic final scene was filmed in the 75 year old ice cream parlor that went from being a local favorite to the subject of internet chatter all over the globe. While no one knows for sure what the final fate of Tony was after the 'fade to black' ending, one thing is certain; Holsten's was introduced to a whole new audience. To date, NYC Sopranos tour buses make the trip over the river to visit many of the popular locations where filming took place. The highlight is always the booth where Tony, Carmela, AJ and Meadow shared their final on screen meal while "Don't Stop Believin'" was playing on the jukebox.
This past Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live opened with a skit in which President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump met at Holsten's in a spoof of the final Sopranos scene. While the actual filming was done in a Manhattan sound stage, a still image of Holsten's was shown with the caption letting the audience know the restaurant name and location.
Holsten's is located at 1063 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.