From the June 2017 issue

A Summer Classic Returns: Dairy Park

When Dairy Park, a long-beloved ice cream spot in Hazel Park, closed down last year, local moms Jennifer Sexton and Bridget Raies decided to breathe life back into the place they loved as kids.

These best friends met when they were 10 years old, living two blocks apart. Now 42 with kids of their own, they’re reviving their summer spot for a new generation.

“It’s an icon for us and we wanted to bring it back,” says Raies of Sterling Heights.

Just opened in April, the shop sells cotton candy, fried goodies, Detroit pops and –
of course – ice cream, including its specialty, the Dumbo Delight.

But not before Raies and Sexton, who lives in Warren, remodeled the 1954 building, keeping it the same as they remember.

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“We put a lot of hard work and soul into this place,” Raies says. Now, kids all over town can get a taste – including the duo’s own tween kids, who couldn’t wait to get their hands on a cone. “They can indulge in our childhood favorites.”

Contact Dairy Park at 248-632-1975.

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