Category Archives: Ice Cream Shops

The Most Totally Awesome Month Of The Year!

I’m giddy with excitement. Think six-year-old on Christmas Eve times three. That pretty much describes my state with the first day of July fast approaching. Why would a grown man be so excited about the month of July? Twenty-eight years … Continue reading

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From 0 to 100 In Ice Cream

I’ve read a number of stories this year about new ice cream businesses opening. Most fall into the category of a new ice cream parlor coming to a local mall or shopping district. However, there were two that stuck out … Continue reading

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Americans Licked Winter

To say this past winter was mild is a bit of an understatement. My warmest winter coat stayed on its hanger all season. The petunias I had last summer survived and are starting to bloom. And I swear I saw … Continue reading

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Cold Ice Cream Shop

Let’s say that you’re in the mood for ice cream. You load the family into the car and head out to get everyone a cone. Once you get to the shop, you and your clan walk in single file. You … Continue reading

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Buy The Life Of A British Ice Cream Man

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an ice cream shop in an English coastal town, here’s your chance. For the modest sum of $1,070,115.56, you can step into the shoes of one Steve Graham — literally. The price basically includes … Continue reading

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Sanders

During my last blog series (Old Time Ice Cream Parlors), I ran across a story about a Detroit Ice Cream Parlor that started in 1875. The founder began selling candy but later added ice cream, ice cream sodas and sundaes. … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlors

When I started the last blog series on old fashioned ice cream parlors, I honestly thought I’d find just a handful. I was happy to discover more than I could have imagined — or blog about. Readers were kind enough … Continue reading

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Ice Cream To Die For

How many ice cream parlors can brag about being the setting for the very last scene in the very last controversial episode of a popular television series? If my math is correct, I count one — Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary in … Continue reading

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Resurrected Ice Cream Shop

During my research of historic ice cream parlors, I’ve found that some of these shops have had periods where they’ve shut down. For one reason or another the parlor closes down for what appears to be for good. Then along … Continue reading

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The Roadside Ice Cream Stand

When I was a kid, a summer vacation typically involved a lengthy road trip to a far away destination. My father was one for making good time, so he often ignored the back seat requests of, “dad, dad, can we … Continue reading

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