The TCBY at Eastgate shopping center closed Saturday after more than 10 years in business.
Bob Sutton, the franchise owner, said the main reason for the closure was because the 10-year lease had come to an end and rent had gotten too expensive.
“They priced us out of the area and we decided we’re not going to go to the expense of moving all of this equipment,” he said.
It would have cost Sutton $100,000 to move to another location. Sutton said they had several interested buyers over the past two years, but they were not able to come to an agreement with Federal Reality, who owns Eastgate.
The closing of TCBY has been emotional for customers.