Icy temps don’t dampen Bob-Jo’s 70th season opening

Photo by Angela Nims Debbie O’Byrn (left), of Wyandotte and friend Diane Schumake of Taylor were among the first in line Friday when Bob-Jo’s Frozen Custard opened for its 70th season. O’Byrn introduced Schumake to the place last year.

Photo by Angela Nims
Debbie O’Byrn (left), of Wyandotte and friend Diane Schumake of Taylor were among the first in line Friday when Bob-Jo’s Frozen Custard opened for its 70th season. O’Byrn introduced Schumake to the place last year.

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Despite the 38-degree hot chocolate weather April 7, at 10:55 a.m. when Bob-Jo’s Frozen Custard made its 70th season return, people were lined up.

People waited in their vehicles anticipating the opening while oldies music played on an outside speaker at the shop at 4071 Fort St. First in line were sisters Adronna, 10, and Avagrace Caryson, 7, of Brownstown Township. Adronna was waiting for a toasted coconut while her sister had a taste for a vanilla and chocolate with sprinkles.

The pair came with their grandmother, who said she has been coming to Bob-Jo’s for years because it is “delicious.”

Once the girls lined up at the order window with their grandmother, others got out of the vehicles and quickly followed behind.

Diane Schumake of Taylor learned about the shop last year from her friend Debbie O’Byrn of Wyandotte, who was in line with her.

“You’d better believe I’d be here today,” Schumake said.

When O’Byrn was asked what she was ordering, she cited “everything on the menu. I want all the above,” but she went only with the frozen custard.

O’Byrn said she ordered from Bob-Jo’s at least twice a week last year, and she doesn’t think this year will be different.

Bob-Jo’s frozen custard comes in vanilla and chocolate or half and half. Frozen yogurt is available in vanilla or strawberry or half and half. Cones range from $2 to $4. Bob-Jo’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

“Nothing says spring around here like the opening of Bob Jo’s,” said Inkster resident Sheri Noth.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)