HOLIDAY SHORES — Developer Mark Dowdy and his wife, Sandy, idenitified a problem in their area. There was no family-friendly place to take their four grandchildren for ice cream in the Holiday Shores area.

The Dowdys have lived in Holiday Shores for seven years. Mark enjoys spending time on the lake bass fishing and Sandy loves to entertain. Their four grandchildren are the center of their universe.

“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to open a coffee and ice cream shop right here in our backyard,” they said. “The amount of people who have reached out with excitement and support has been surreal. Not only are we able to provide a service to The Shores, we have created close-to-home jobs for our neighborhood teens.”

The grand opening will be June 5 from noon to 3 p.m. The site, at 7301 St. James Road, next to Holiday Shores Realty, used to be a bank and will have two parts. On one side will be a coffee shop with a…

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