Friday, June 6, 2008

Baskin Robbins Place

Ice cream giant Baskin Robbins was founded in Glendale, but I didn't realize that Glendale actually has a street named Baskin Robbins Place until poking around Google maps this week:

Baskin Robbins Place is the tiny one way street connecting Sonora to Victory. The only real reference I could find to it online other than the map were some trademarks registered to BR at "31 Baskin Robbins Place, Glendale CA". According to their webpage, the current BR corporate headquarters is in Connecticut. I do know that there is a BR training center just down Victory, next to the drive-in BR. I wouldn't have guessed that ice cream lends itself to being eaten on the road.

Here is Baskin Robbins Place in all of its glory. The first BR was originally called Snowbird Ice Cream, and was located at 1120-1130 S. Adams in Adams Square.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baskin-Robbins' headquarters was originally at 1201 S. Victory (where the training building is) until 1979 when it moved to the location you discuss--aka, "31 Baskin-Robbins Place."

Scott said...

Interesting. Is there still any Baskin-Robbins presence at Baskin Robbins Place or have they moved to Connecticut? The website lists their headquarters as being in CT, but that may just be Dunkin' Brands, the current owner.

Anonymous said...

Baskin Robbins is headquartered in Canton, MA. Dunkin Donuts is owned by the same company, who also used to own Togo's.
The training facility for Baskin is still located in Burbank.

Geo said...

Baskin-Robbins was allowed to name the driveway of their headquarters 31 Baskin-Robbins Place for mail delivery purposes by an act of the City Council. Glendale has never had a street (public or private) by that name. I was told this when I started working for the City in PW Engineering 20+ years ago. Google maps is wrong. That portion shown as Sonora/Baskin Robbiins is actually Victory.

Scott said...

Interesting.

Anonymous said...

I do recall seeing "Baskin Robbins Pl" on a city of Glendale street sign at that location.

Ginger823 said...

I was told that the
31 Baskin-Robbins Pl. address was a variance for the corner where the Corporate Headquarters stood. The address was technically 1501 So. Victory Blvd.