/Round Island Sweet Shoppe grand opening

Round Island Sweet Shoppe grand opening

Round Island Sweet Shoppe grand opening

Erick Fredendall

Business/Advertising Editor


From cutting ribbons to cutting 8-layer cakes, Port Huron’s newest downtown business drew some attention on Sept. 20, 2012, as owners Scott and Karla Beedon held the grand opening of the Round Island Sweet Shoppe.

Grand Opening of the Round Island Lighthouse

The grand opening celebration began with a live broadcast by radio personality for WPHM and SC4 professor, Paul Miller. Later in the afternoon, a crowd gathered outside the Shoppe as Scott Beedon cut the opening ribbon.

All throughout the day, the Shoppe offered free ice cream cones, popcorn samples, and a giant 8-layered cake depicting the historic Round Island Lighthouse, from which the store took the name.

First cut into the 8 layer cake

Located on the corner of Lapeer and Military Street, and right across from the Times Herald, the Sweet Shoppe is just a short step from the SC4 campus.

With over 20 varieties of Mackinac Island Creamery ice cream, including flavors such as Gitchigomies Bear Paws and Mama’s Licking Good Cake Batter, the Shoppe offers the most extensive selection of ice cream in the downtown Port Huron area.

Even with the cold season coming and the demand for ice cream decreasing, the Shoppe still has the sweet tooth covered with a variety of baked goods, confections, fudges, and, the 25 varieties of flavored popcorn, which include flavors ranging from bubble gum and pumpkin spice, to pina colada and dreamsicle.

The Round Island Sweet Shoppe is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m, and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.