This is the 7 mile and Gratiot location of a former Sanders ice cream parlor. Frederick Sanders Schmidt was locally and internationslly famous for several innovations, including the Ice Cream Soda, and the Hot Fudge Sundae.
Sanders was probably the only merchant who dared to be open on Sundays in his day, but eventually he had to bow to American puritanical peer pressure. This Sunday business was such a controversy, he even named the hot fudge “sundae” with a differently spelled version of “sunday” as not to incite a violent reaction from the overly religious minded locals of his time.
East Side “Gz” – lol