The End of An Ice Cream Era

The news of Friendly’s closing shocked both the Phillips Academy and Andover communities. With Friendly’s closure, a chapter in the charm of Andover’s community has ended. Opened on Jun. 1, 1965, Friendly’s has been Andover’s ice cream supplier for the past 40 years. The restaurant was closed down on Christmas weekend of this year along with nine other Friendly’s on the East Coast. According to the townsman, Andover’s Friendly’s was closed due to lack of sales profit. Andover’s Town Manager, Buzz Stapczynski said,