The Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in downtown Edmonds is closing its doors Saturday, to be replaced by a new branch of HomeStreet Bank.
The ice cream store, located at 615 5th Ave. S., will serve its last scoops this Saturday, according to owners John and Hannah Kim. The building, along with the vacant building across the parking lot at 616 5th Ave. S. (most recently home to a Curves fitness studio), will be torn down to make way for the HomeStreet Bank’s branch, with opening anticipated in late 2016 or early 2017, said HomeStreet spokesman Michael Rubbinaccio.
“Edmonds is a perfect community for HomeStreet,” Rubbinaccio said. “We’re looking forward to bringing our products and services to support the community. It will add full-service convenience to the area, joining our nearby Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood branches.”
Rubbinaccio said that site design plans have not yet been completed for the new bank branch.