Saturday, July 13, 2013

Parkside Grill & Treats reopens with new owners

After being closed for nearly two years, the Parkside Grill and Treats reopened July 2 with new owners. The downtown ice cream and sandwich shop was formerly a Dairy Queen owned for many years by Betty and Dave Korthase. The new owners plan to keep the same menu for the time being, although they now offer 24 flavors of soft-serve ice cream. The Parkside will be open year-round, and summer hours are from 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. The owners are: Gary Baiocco, a contractor; Jason Baiocco, Gary's son and also a contractor; Bill Goforth, a residential lending agent; and Mike Ilitch, who worked in corporate sales for the Detroit Tigers. Mike's grandfather Michael Ilitch owns the Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings. The owners all expressed their love for Boyne City and the surrounding area; they have owned vacation homes here for many years. They expressed their thanks to Lynda's Real Estate and Betty and Dave Korthase, who they said were very flexible and easy to work with in consummating the sale of the business. They have hired 17 local residents to work at the Parkside, which opened July 2. The business will soon have the same phone number as it had in the past - 231-582-9153. They invite you to like their Facebook page.

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