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Klinke ice cream now a memory, and its I-240 plant is for sale

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 17, 2022 12:29 PM CT | Published: August 15, 2022 5:58 PM CT
<strong>Last week, the Klinke Brothers Ice Cream Co. sold off the freezers, mixing vats and holding tanks it has used since 1967 to produce hundreds of flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Last week, the Klinke Brothers Ice Cream Co. sold off the freezers, mixing vats and holding tanks it has used since 1967 to produce hundreds of flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

“We’re under a noncompete clause, so we’re out of the ice cream business,” said Preston Klinke, co-owner and great-grandson of the founder. “It comes out easier if I say it really quickly.”

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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