Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop closes on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor
Joseph Tobianski | AnnArbor.com
A sign on the window directs customers to the Baskin-Robbins location at 1952 West Stadium Blvd., just north of Pauline Boulevard. Both Ann Arbor stores are franchises.
People were moving boxes out of the store on Dec. 27, and the shop has since been emptied out and the Baskin-Robbins sign was removed from the building. The store is at 2731 Plymouth Road next to Ita Yoga Studio.
Baskin-Robbins public relations manager Justin Drake issued the following statement, via email, on behalf of the company:
"The Baskin-Robbins restaurant located at 2731 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor has closed. We are committed to the region, and plan to develop additional locations in the coming months and years in the greater Detroit metro area. We apologize for any inconvenience this closing may have caused to our loyal guests."
Several calls to the former Plymouth Road store and the West Stadium store were not returned.
Plymouth Road Mall listing broker Bela Sipos of Reinhart Commercial said the lease for the ice cream shop, which is backed corporately by Baskin-Robbins, doesn’t expire for about two years. He said the 900-square-foot space would not be placed on the real estate market until he hears from the company about its plans moving forward.
Founded in 1945 and based in Massachusetts, Baskin-Robbins has nearly 7,000 locations in 50 countries, according to its website.