The Marion County Well being Division has shut down the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in Broad Ripple as a result of its air conditioner is damaged, and the shop’s proprietor stated he has no plans to reopen the store.
On July 14, the well being division ordered the Baskin-Robbins at 2201 Broad Ripple Ave. to shut instantly. In keeping with an inspection report from that day, an investigator stated that the dearth of air con had brought about the shop’s freezers to malfunction, the shop’s inside temperature to rise to 95 levels and the ice cream to soften.
The report additionally famous a number of different violations, together with ice cream being saved on the ground of the walk-in freezer, ice build-up melting onto open ice cream containers within the show freezers, and inexperienced fluid from the air conditioner leaking from the ceiling onto a plastic sheet hung above the show freezers.
The shop’s franchisee, Bob Holocher, stated he’s had ongoing issues with the air con and has been in a dispute with the constructing’s proprietor over who ought to pay for the repairs. Holocher stated the temperature inside the shop had lately been as excessive as 90 levels due to the dearth of air con.
Holocher stated he and his spouse, Jane, had supposed to shut the Broad Ripple retailer Aug. 8 due to the issues. However a buyer grievance prompted the well being inspection that pressured the store to shut final week.
Holocher, who’s 81 and a retired air visitors controller, stated he doesn’t intend to reopen that location. Along with the air con issues, he stated he’s additionally struggled to search out sufficient good staff in latest months.
“I stated, ‘Heck with it.’ We’re not even going to attempt to open again up,” Holocher advised IBJ. “It’s time to maneuver on.”
The Holochers additionally personal the Baskin-Robbins at 1280 U.S. 31 in Greenwood. That retailer is working easily and can stay open, Holocher stated.
Public information point out that Hurwitz Enterprises, a business actual property agency in Springfield, Illinois, owns the property at 2201 Broad Ripple Ave., a small retail heart with a number of different tenants.
Hurwitz didn’t instantly return a telephone message left by IBJ on Thursday morning.
Baskin-Robbins was based in 1945 in Glendale, California, and is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. It’s thought-about to be the world’s largest ice cream chain, with greater than 8,000 places, together with greater than three dozen shops in Indiana.