Wichita’s Baskin-Robbins stores may or may not reopen

WICHITA — When David Cortez closed his west-side Baskin-Robbins for the winter, he said it was more economically feasible to temporarily close and then reopen this spring.

He’s now closed his east-side Baskin-Robbins as well, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be reopening either store. That doesn’t mean the Baskin-Robbins stores will stay out of business, though.

“We’re going to be …assessing where we go with them, whether we permanently close … or whether we reopen the stores,” says Louis Adams of Memphis-based Klinke Bros. Ice Cream, which is the area franchisor.

“We’re still just going through that,” Adams says.

He says he expects there will be a decision by late next week and will let us know.

Cortez didn’t return calls for comment.