Too cold for ice cream? Small-town boutique opens for the season in February in Michigan

FRUITPORT, MI – Too cold for ice cream in February? Apparently not for the Muskegon County Michiganders.

With piles of dirty snow nearby, customers were lining up outside Norm’s ice cream, 350 N. 3rd Ave., in Fruitport, Wednesday, Feb. 24.

“It’s like a sign of spring when we open,” said Jezzie Breitwisch, who has run the store for 14 years.

The store opened for the season Wednesday offering half-price items from noon to 10 p.m. Temperatures were in the 30’s most of the day.

Breitwisch said it received more than 200 orders in the first three hours of operation.

“Make sure you’re hungry,” said Tom Owen, a Fruitport resident who said the store serves generous portions. “I suggest putting it in a bowl because (the ice cream cones) are so huge.”

Donna Collins, who drove from Muskegon to buy ice cream, was also impressed with the size of her banana split.

“It’s huge!” Collins told MLive.

Fruitport Township Treasurer Rose Dillon said she was buying ice cream to treat township office staff.

“It’s our afternoon fun,” Dillon said with a smile. “When we heard they were open we were so excited to get our first ice cream of the year. We are delighted to get our ice cream from Norm’s.

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