Ice cream, like revenge, is best served cold and at a birthday party. I scream, you scream with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for 10 ice-cream cones (up to a $25.50 value)
- $22 for 20 ice-cream cones (up to a $51 value)
Madison Square Dairy Treat
After serving the community for close to four decades, Charles Davis—the former owner of the Dairy Queen that used to be at 333 Hall Street—knew that the time had come to sell his business. His health was failing and he closed the doors in 2008, but he didn't want to turn over the keys and the legacy he had built to just anyone. Davis told Ursula Zerilli of MLive.com, "I could have sold it many different times to many people but I was looking for a special person who would do the same things I’ve done for 37 years and I found that in Renard."
He was referring to local entrepreneur Renard Johnson, who stepped up to the sprinkle-covered plate and reopened the business as Madison Square Dairy Treat. Johnson keeps the spirit of the original establishment alive—he offered kids free cones on opening day, Davis's 71st birthday, in honor of a tradition that Davis himself began. Johnson continues to serve Mr. Davis's signature lemon ice cream, and covers cones in chocolate or butterscotch dip. He and his staff also mix Krush slushes in flavors such as lemon lime, blue raspberry, and cherry for tongues looking to cheer on the Red Wings or those people who harvest cranberries.