No More Magic Brownies

The perennial downtown Westport ice cream question — “Baskin Robbins or Ben & Jerry’s?” — may soon be moot.  I mean, mooooot.

Ben & Jerry's“06880” has learned that Ben & Jerry’s — the only place in town to buy an Imagine  Whirled Peace cone — is closing.

“The landlord wanted a 30% hike in rent,” a reader writes.  “My 17-year-old daughter lost her part-time job.”

This is disturbing news on a couple of levels.  Ben & Jerry’s has long been at the forefront of social activism, supporting important causes great and small.

The company has always looked out for its employees, also in ways great and small.

Everyone who worked there always looked like they were having fun.

Must be the Cherry Garcia.

4 responses to “No More Magic Brownies

  1. when life’s got you down, write a letter

    http://www.benjerry.com/contact-us/comment.cfm

  2. It’s a moral quandry. The multi-billion dollar corporation with national tentacles that produces a quality product, supports social activism, and employs our local youth but may prevent a local supplier from competing in the same market versus a local real estate owner who is trying to bilk them for everything he can get but who may live locally and contribute to the community in ways that I’m not aware. Who do I support?

  3. The former Westport B&J was a franchisee who had a rent issue with his landlord.

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