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Blank Slate Creamery

 

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generation of businesses that included the Fleetwood Diner, the Blind Pig, and a revived Hertler Bros. Though Moody left in 1980, Applerose anchored the western edge of downtown until 1994.

It's hard to pin a decade on the new Blank Slate Creamery. Owner Janice Sigler's commitment to artisanal processes and ingredient provenance and purity is contemporary: she makes her ice cream from Northville's hormone-free Guernsey Farms milk and other local ingredients. The simple two-toned graphic logo, chalkboard menu, and sparkling chrome fixtures point back to an earlier era--Fifties malt shop, maybe? Depression-era drugstore? Or are we going back a whole 100 years to a turn-of-the-century small-town ice cream parlor and soda fountain where everything would have been made on site?

Not only are Sigler's twenty-some flavors of ice cream and sorbet made in-house, so are the fruit and fudge toppings, the waffle cones, the cookies, and the brownies. "Well," says Sigler modestly of her efforts, "a hundred years ago, they didn't have the machines I have."

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