This 100-year-old Detroit ice cream shop is selling everything for $595k — let’s take a tour


This is an emergency, folks! Call Wes Anderson or Willy Wonka or, just, like, the Mr. Goodbar or someone, because this Detroit legacy business is on the market — and the deal is a sweet one.

The 100-year-old Alinosi Ice Cream & Candy on East McNichols is selling the entire business — building, equipment, and its original soda fountain — for just $595,000. Though the shop closed to the public in 1991, Alinosi's has since maintained an active wholesale business, offering their confections to local grocers and restaurants. The owner, who just so happens to be the grandson of one of Alinosi's founders, is retiring. His hope is that someone wants to keep the ice cream and candy flowing and will reopen the space to the public. The owner is also willing to be hands-on in transitioning the business into new hands and Alinosi's main employee and candy maker are willing to be apart of the shop's new chapter. Our hope is that someone wants to reopen the space to the public while keeping their reclaimed wood, Edison-bulb-loving hands off the shop's incredible candy-colored time capsule interior. Don't you dare replace the vinyl on the stools or the wood paneling.

According to the listing, everything on-premises is for sale, right down to the batch freezer, packaging inventory, and candy molds. As the listing says, “don't just make money, make history.”

Photos courtesy of Good Company Realty. This property is listed by Heather Dell of Good Company Realty