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Sunday, April 14, 2024

News-in-Brief: Davis’ Ben & Jerry’s closes

Those looking for a Vermonster in Davis are out of luck. Ben & Jerry’s at the Davis Commons officially shut its doors on Feb. 29 at 5 p.m., earlier than their normal closing time.

A sign was posted on the store’s door thanking customers for their years of patronage and announcing its closure.

Sam Hensley, operations manager of the ice cream store and former manager of the shop, said the lease was up and business had dropped.

“Ever since the end of the 2007-08 year, there were five to eight dessert concepts in town,” he said. “There are too many dessert options, leading to an oversaturation of the industry for the population of Davis to support.”

Ben & Jerry’s first opened in Davis in 1997. Discount coupons — not free cone certificates — will be accepted at the San Francisco Ben & Jerry’s stores.

— Angela Swartz


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