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Longing for an old-fashioned Strouss’ malt? New Valley shops have you covered

Published: Sun, July 7, 2013 @ 5:12 p.m.

Longing for an old-fashioned Strouss’ malt? New Valley shops have you covered


Every morning, John Evan goes into his business and has to have a taste of a chocolate malt.

Each time Evan tastes the malt he is taken back to eating the famous Strouss Department Store malt, once a downtown Youngstown staple.

“These [malts] are as close to dead on as you get,” Evan said.

The ice cream used to make the malts is the award-winning hard serve ice cream homemade by Bob McAllister, Evan’s business partner. Together the two are prepping for a busy summer at their two recently opened ice cream shops called BoJo’s Creamery on South Raccoon Road in Austintown and on Market Street in Boardman.

“I think our product speaks for itself,” Evan said.

McAllister has been making ice cream for the last 12 years. He owned the former Giering’s Homemade Ice Cream that was in New Middletown, which is where he won three blue ribbons for his ice cream. The vanilla flavor won first place in the National Ice Cream Retail Association competition in 2004. McAllister’s chocolate and chocolate supreme ice cream also won blue ribbons in the competition.

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