WINCHESTER — Cold Stone Creamery at 2520 S. Pleasant Valley Road in the city has closed for business, the Arizona-based corporation confirmed on Tuesday.

“Although we never like to see a store close, the decision to close a store is that of our individual franchisees,” Lauren Sullivan, a public relations manager at Kahala Brands, the parent company of Cold Stone, in Scottsdale, Ariz., said in an email on Tuesday. “At this time I can only confirm that our records show the store has closed.”

A sign in the store-front window on Sunday said the shop’s last day in business was on Saturday.

Ann Burkholder, city commissioner of revenue, said on Wednesday that the 2017 business license was signed by Amiel Sabbagh and the owner was listed as city-based Blue Sky Ventures. A phone call to that group led to a disconnected number message on Wednesday.

Burkholder said the first business license for Cold Stone Creamery’s Winchester location was issued in 2008.

Founded in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery operates in the United States and abroad serving made-to-order butterfat ice cream as well as ice cream cakes, cookies and pies.

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