Annie Bananie evolves in a general way

Anne McAndrew, in her tent during the Kent Sidewalk Festival on Aug. 5, has announced that her store in the center of Kent will no longer be called Backcountry Outfitters. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

KENT — The Annie Bananie Ice Cream shop and Backcountry Outfitters are about to undergo significant changes. Both stores, owned by Anne McAndrew, share the same building at 5 Bridge St., with half the space dedicated to each business.

Backcountry Outfitters opened in 1994, and was followed by Annie Bananie Ice Cream in 2009. Now, McAndrew plans to reinvent the business as a single entity called Annie Bananie General, eliminating Backcountry Outfitters.

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