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Locally sourced ice cream shop opens in Bronco Mall

by Deanne Puca

June 1, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Western Scoops ice cream shop in WMU Bronco Mall.
Students Sara Rokicki and Aaron Coney enjoy Western Scoops.
KALAMAZOO--Ice cream shop Western Scoops has opened in the Bronco Mall on the lower level of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Featured are 16 flavors of Hudsonville ice cream, plus soft serve and fat-free frozen yogurt in traditional cones, waffle cones and bowls, sundaes, floats, milkshakes, malts and cyclones. Ice cream desserts can be customized with a full range of parlor toppings, syrups, sprinkles, candy bits and more. Run by WMU Dining Services, Western Scoops accepts cash, credit or Dining Dollars.

Showing continued support for local west Michigan products and farms, the Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company in Holland, Mich., was selected to supply ice cream for the new shop.

"Choosing locally sourced producers has a significant impact on the quality and freshness of food products, as well as supporting local farms and being environmentally friendly," said Judy Gipper, director of dining services. "WMU Dining Services is committed to serving products grown or processed in the Great Lakes states to help reduce the carbon foot-print of transporting goods from processors to end users."

For more information, contact Judy Gipper at or (269) 387-4844, or visit