Get your scoop while it's hot. The nation's press is descending on Treat Dreams, Ferndale's gourmet ice creamery.
"Scott Moloney started exactly the kind of business he would have once rejected for a loan.
The Birmingham, Mich., resident closed out his 18-year career as a private lending officer in 2009 to open an ice cream shop. Among the strikes against him: "I was a first-time entrepreneur, with no experience, going into a high-risk industry," he says...
In March 2010 he bought a six-quart ice cream maker, and five months later he opened Treat Dreams for business.
Initially, Moloney offered only one unusual flavor: Loopy Fruit, featuring ground-up cereal in vanilla ice cream. His next concoction, Sunday Breakfast -- with waffles, bacon, and maple syrup -- "got people talking," he says. Since then the store has produced 500 unconventional varieties, including Lobster Bisque and Raspberry Chipotle Bacon."
See CNN Money's
magazine calls "Michigan Salad" of the "Fifteen Funkiest Ice Cream Flavors on Earth."