The Ben and Jerry’s located at 327 7th St., SE in Capitol Hill will be scooping its last waffle cones on Nov. 30. The business, run by the Latin American Youth Center, is what Ben and Jerry’s refers to as a PartnerShop. According to the ice-cream makers Web site:
Partnershops are independently owned and operated by community-based nonprofit organizations. Ben & Jerry’s waives the standard franchise fees and provides additional support to help nonprofits operate strong businesses. PartnerShops offer job and entrepreneurial training to youth and young adults that may face barriers to employment. As PartnerShop operators, nonprofits retain their business proceeds to support their programs.
No word yet on why the shop is closing. Don’t turn that dial–we’re on it.