The Larchmont Boulevard Baskin Robbins will close at the end of the business day on Saturday, December 22nd. According to owner Abel Eljam, it is time for change. The franchise will not continue on the Boulevard, nor will Eljam move his franchise elsewhere.
Baskin Robbins has been on Larchmont Boulevard for more than 45 years, 12 of those years under Eljam’s ownership. He assured us that this closure has nothing to do with the landlord increasing his rent, nothing to do with his loyal customers…just that he needs to move on.
Could it be that there are too many dessert shops on Larchmont? Eljam assured us that his decision to close isn’t about business being poor.
This shop has been part of the fabric of the Boulevard for as long as most of us can remember. It’s the place on Larchmont Boulevard where we take our kids as a reward for special accomplishments…or just to put a smile on their face. Their birthday cakes are must-haves at birthday parties. It’s one of those places we can sneak away to and connect to our inner youth. We’ll still be able to do these things…it just won’t be at the Baskin Robbins on Larchmont Boulevard.
So where do we go for our Baskin Robbins ice cream cakes after Saturday? We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Baskin Robbins on 3rd Street west of Fairfax closed after a car drove through the window. The estimated price for repairs made it cost prohibitive to continue on and the store never re-opened. Here are the other closest options:
- 4048 W. 3rd St, 90020 – 3rd Street at South Ardmore
- 759 S Vermont Ave, 90005 – Vermont at 8th Street
- 1832 N. Western Ave, 90027 – Western just south of Franklin
There are still a few days left to take in the memory of the Larchmont Boulevard Baskin Robbins…mint chocolate-chip for the road, anyone?