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Boise’s Ben & Jerry’s closes its doors

After ten years, Boiseans won’t be able to get hand-scooped Ben & Jerry’s served to them any longer.

The franchise ice cream store closed up shop late last month. Known for its free ice cream cone day each April, the store called it quits and started moving equipment out recently.

A sign professing thanks hangs in the window.

“After 10 wonderful years, Ben & Jerry’s is closed. The franchise term was fulfilled and we have chosen to not renew another 10 years. Thank you to our loyal customers and amazing community.”

This spring, Boise will get a new, locally-owned ice cream shop a few blocks away at 8th and Main when Stella’s opens its doors. The STIL also opened with an adult-themed ice cream option recently.

The closest Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops are in Spokane and Bend.

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Don Day - BoiseDev Editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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