I would have frequented a new soft-serve spot in my neighborhood regardless. But what Austin Bauman has created with the trifecta of businesses at Porter Road and Greenwood Avenue has been transformative. An ode to the gas station that once stood on this site, Soft Service Station (along with the adjacent Tabla Rasa Toys and Cecil’s Skate Shop — more on those in our Kids & Pets section) is a place for neighbors to gather and hang and eat delicious ice cream. The fact that Soft Service Station has rotating options and toppings, such as crumbled brownies and seasonal cakes from the beloved Sweet 16th Bakery? Well, that’s just the cherry on top.