Did anyone frequent this Baskins? I used to ride my bike down the side streets adjacent to Belmont from the Avondale area on summer nights to get a cone at this shop. It was bare-bones; just a few plastic chairs. And the owners always seemed peeved at the customers. But the ice cream was better than that served today in those mini-Baskins.
I can't remember there being any other Baskins in the area at that time.
The thing that stands out is the giant black and white photos wallpapering the area behind the counter. These were photos of big spotted dairy cows. That was the only bit of decor in the shop.
The Baskin and Robbins Shop that I used to go to was on the corner of Belmont and Rutherford. We called it "31 Flavors" when I was a kid. Is this the same shop you remember? I still walk past this corner several times a week and it is now a Polish cosmetics shop. The ice cream WAS better back in those days. I don't remember when the shop closed but I would have gone there in the late 1960's through the 70's. There was also a branch of Harczak's Sausage a few doors down from there. They used to give out free pretzel sticks to kids when their parents shopped there.
It was such a special treat to walk or bike down to that little B/R shop on warm summer evenings. I also remember the old Good Humor trucks riding up and down the neighborhood streets, ringing the bells that beckoned us kids to stop whatever we were doing and buy an ice cream bar. Those bars also tasted a lot better back then! I also remember the corner shop on Irving and Central which is now a Mexican restaurant. I worked at a florist for many, many years (it is now gone) just back from the NW corner of that intersection.