Baskin-Robbins at The Marketplace closing in October

Franchiser did not renew seven-year lease

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The popular Baskin-Robbins at The Marketplace off Ming Avenue will soon be forced to close their doors after nearly 20 years of business.

Perry Angress, the store owner, says he knew when the seven-year lease was up for renewal it wouldn't be  renewed by Donahue Schriver, a Southern California real estate company. Many long-time customers are shocked.

"We always hate to see something that's been around for so long close. It's unfortunate," Rhenena Grimes, a customer, said.

"It's disappointing. It's unbelievable. It's been here my whole life," Braxton Roam, another customer, said.

It's unclear why the parent company, Dunkin Donuts, or the developer, Donahue Schriber, chose to close down the store. Angress still owns the drive-thru location on White Lane and Gosford Road and hopes to open another store in the future.

The store will officially close on October 26th. 

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