Friday, November 3, 2017

Emack & Bolio's founder blames Brookline store closure on rising rents

Emack & Bolio's former location in Brookline.Emack & Bolio's, the local ice cream shop chain, has closed one of its locations in Brookline's Washington Square.

The chain's founder, Robert Rook, told the Business Journal that the closure was all because of the neighborhood's rising rents — and not because of some larger business decision. The lease on the location at 1663 Beacon St. ran out at the end of October and it wasn't worth renewing with the increases in rent, he said. The 700-square-foot store had been open for 15 years.. . . more

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