ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A cherished family business in Attleboro is being sold to new ownership after almost 100 years of business.
The sale of Bliss Bros. Dairy marks the end of an era. Like many New Englanders, employee Luanne Clark spent most of her life working inside the walls of the dairy.
The landmark Attleboro restaurant has been owned and managed by the same family for nearly a century. The company has been sold to New England Ice Cream Corporation, a Taunton-based ice cream distributor, owner and president David Bliss confirmed.
The owners say they chose to sell because their family has been too busy with other pursuits.
“It’s been fun, I’ve met a lot of people,” Clark said.
Clark says she met her husband while working for the company — more than four decades ago.
“I met him in ’74 and all of my children have worked here,” she said.
Delores Bubier is a lifelong customer of Bliss, and she says that she grew up with the business.
Bubier was born just one year after the dairy opened — back in 1929.
“Everybody has to retire sooner or later, but I hope the standards are as high,” she said. “I would be very disappointed if they are not.”
As for Clark, she said she hopes the new company will continue on in the legacy of Bliss.
“It’s a wonderful family and they’re going to be missed,” she said.
Clark was told that business will operate the same way even though the ownership is changing.