Saginaw’s Sweet Struggle: Unexpected Road Closures Leave Local Ice Cream Shop Feeling Frustrated

Saginaw Business Frustrated by Lengthy Intersection Closure

A major intersection closure on Sheridan and Hess Avenues in Saginaw is causing frustration for a local ice cream shop. The unexpected closure, which started on Monday, March 25, is part of a reconstruction project that will last until Aug. 9. This news has left commuters and businesses in the area shocked and concerned about the impact on their daily routines and bottom line.

Fred Temple, who works at Hand Dipped Ice Cream on Sheridan Avenue, was taken aback by the sudden appearance of hard hats and orange barrels blocking the intersection. He believes that the extended timeline for the project is excessive and could have been better planned to minimize disruption to local businesses. However, Temple is still encouraging customers to visit the ice cream shop despite the construction.

The shop offers a variety of treats beyond just ice cream, including tacos, tostadas, and 30 different flavors of frozen dessert. Temple also mentioned plans for Fourth of July fireworks and hopes that customers will not be deterred from visiting the shop due to the road closure.

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. This combination of road closures has caused inconvenience for commuters and businesses in the area who are already struggling with the sudden disruption caused by the ice cream shop’s closure.

Overall, these road closures are creating challenges for both commuters and local businesses in Saginaw. While it may be frustrating to deal with unexpected disruptions like these, it’s important for everyone in the community to remain patient and adaptable as they navigate these challenges together.

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