Sweet Struggles: Family-Owned Ice Cream Shop Faces Challenges Amid Major Intersection Closure during Peak Season

Saginaw Business Frustrated by Lengthy Intersection Closure

A family-owned ice cream shop in Saginaw, Michigan is facing frustration due to the unexpected closure of a major intersection for months during its peak season. Construction began on Monday, March 25 at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Hess Avenue and is expected to be completed by Aug. 9.

Fred Temple, who works at Hand Dipped Ice Cream on Sheridan Avenue, was taken aback when he saw the hard hats and orange barrels blocking the intersection. The reconstruction project on the street has caused concerns for local businesses that rely heavily on traffic at the intersection.

Temple expressed his frustration with the closure, stating that he believes there could have been a better way to conduct the project without disrupting businesses in the area. Despite this setback, Temple remains hopeful that customers will still visit his shop and enjoy their products. He mentioned that they offer a variety of treats, including tacos, tostadas, and 30 flavors of ice cream. Temple also mentioned plans for Fourth of July fireworks and hopes that the road closure will not deter customers from visiting the shop.

In addition to the closure at Sheridan and Hess Avenues, Gratiot Avenue (M-46) is also closed between Malzahn Street and Wheeler Street in Saginaw until Friday afternoon, March 29 due to utility work. The combination of road closures has caused inconvenience for commuters and businesses in the area.

A family-owned ice cream shop in Saginaw, Michigan is facing frustration due to the unexpected closure of a major intersection for months during its peak season. Construction began on Monday, March 25 at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Hess Avenue and is expected to be completed by Aug. 9. Fred Temple, who works at…

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