Sweet Stuff on Washtenaw
Boersma owners branch out with Gji's.
"It's a one-stop shop for those that have a sweet tooth," says James Kimble, who opened Gji's Sweet Shoppe on Washtenaw with his wife, Pamela, last fall. Gji (pro-nounced "Gee") is the nickname of Kimble's sister Sherry, who opened the original Gji's in Joliet, Illinois, early last year. Kimble says Sherry used to go to one place for gourmet popcorn, another for candy, and a third for ice cream, and she wondered why there wasn't anyplace in Joliet that sold all three. So she decided to open a store that did.