Whit’s Frozen Custard is officially closing its Short North location. The Ohio-based custard franchise is citing high rent with no sign of lowering, along with customer complaints about parking.
“Our costs were getting out of hand,” franchisee Chad Wells told Bizjournals. “Our prices for pints are so low. We’re not some of our competitors, so we’re selling three times as much to pay those rents. It was strictly a business decision.”
He also takes issue with the fact that Gallery Hop has become essentially “a bar hop” and is “not what it used to be.”
Whit’s will be just fine though, as it has locations in four different states, including another one just north of where this one is closing. 3339 N High St. in Clintonville will be the next closest place to get your frozen custard fill.
Wells is likely to open more according to the article—perhaps in Grandview or Grove City.