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Just a year shy of its 100th anniversary, the Boston ice cream institution Brigham’s will soon cease to exist anywhere but in grocery aisles.
HP Hood of Lynnfield, which owns the Brigham’s brand, said earlier this year that it wasn’t making enough money on the 3-gallon tubs of ice cream supplied to Brigham’s parlors and would discontinue the line this summer.
Under a licensing agreement, parlors must sell Brigham’s ice cream in order to use the company name. Now only two of the 10 surviving independent ice cream parlors still call themselves Brigham’s.
The remaining stores in Quincy and Arlington will change their names when supplies of the brand’s ice cream run out. The final deliveries of Brigham’s ice cream tubs are expected later this month.