Saginaw’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream on Sheridan Avenue Faces Challenges Amidst Construction Project and Road Closures

Saginaw Business Frustrated by Lengthy Intersection Closure

A Saginaw ice cream shop, Hand Dipped Ice Cream on Sheridan Avenue, is facing challenges due to the unexpected closure of a major intersection in the area. The intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Hess Avenue was closed starting on Monday, March 25, for construction that is expected to last until Aug. 9.

Fred Temple, who works at the family-owned ice cream shop, expressed his frustration with the closure and its impact on local businesses. He believes that the extended timeline for the project is excessive and could have been planned better to minimize disruption to businesses in the area.

Despite the challenges presented by the closure, Temple is encouraging customers to visit their 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 is causing inconvenience for commuters and businesses in the area.

Temple stated that he has had many loyal customers over the years who keep coming back despite any hardship faced by his business. He added that their top priority is always customer satisfaction and they are doing everything they can to make sure it continues.

The reconstruction project on Sheridan Avenue aims to improve traffic flow in the area but it has caused chaos for both commuters and local businesses like Hand Dipped Ice Cream who rely heavily on traffic at this intersection during peak season.

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