Emack & Bolio's founder blames Brookline store closure on rising rents
Emack & Bolio's, the local ice cream shop chain, has closed one of its locations in Brookline's Washington Square.
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