Photo by Robert Ankrapp
Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko (sixth from left) joins the Custard Hut’s new owner Zahra Colette Saad (eighth from left), along with city officials, family, employees, friends and representatives of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce during the restaurant’s grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration June 30. The Custard Hut is at 25947 W. Warren Avenue in Dearborn Heights.
Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko joined city officials, representatives from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, restaurant owners, employees and friends of the Custard Hut ice cream parlor for the restaurant’s June 30 grand re-opening
and ribbon cutting celebration.
New owner Zahra Colette Saad, a University of Michigan graduate and Dearborn resident, purchased and re-opened the facility in early May. She credits her entrepreneurial skills to her father who is a long-time local businessman in Dearborn.
Saad will keep the current offering of frozen custard, yogurt and ice cream treats and light snacks, but is considering expanding her line to include a greater variety of food in the future.
Regular customers will notice one significant change under Saad’s ownership – she plans to extend the ice cream season by keeping the restaurant’s “open” sign out for an extended period each year. “I am closing for only two months out of the year” she said. “We will close just before Thanksgiving, but will re-open a couple of weeks after the New Year holiday. Other than that short time, it will be business as usual.”
Saad also shared that she is also looking forward to welcoming members of the Muslim faith throughout Ramadan by extending the restaurant’s hours. “We will stay open late every day of Ramadan” she said, “so families will be able to join us and enjoy a special treat.”
The Custard Hut is at 25947 W. Warren, two blocks west of Beech Daly Road.