Gelato Bar in Tujunga Village, Studio City, designed by Gail Silverton and developed with her partner and husband, Joel Gutman, has added a second location, opened in May 2010, on Hillhurst Ave. in Los Feliz. Silverton is the founder of the Neighborhood School, the highly recognized nursery school for children 2½ years to kindergarten with three locations in the San Fernando Valley, and is sister to Nancy Silverton of Mozza and La Brea Bakery. Through her experiences with children and their parents, Gail Silverton saw a growing need in her Studio City neighborhood for a space where all ages and groups could gather, meet, and connect. Both Gail and her sister own homes in Panicale, a small village in the Umbrian region of Italy. The yearly visits with extended family exposed Silverton to the artistry of regional products. She also discovered the bonding found in the Italian piazza, where members of the community could be found seeking daily news and camaraderie. She became passionate about finding a way to recreate the experience with an American sensibility back home in California.