photo courtesy of Eddie Murphy

photo courtesy of Eddie Murphy

Skyrocketing rent is squeezing out a Bishop Arts District ice cream shop.

La Original Michoacana will close July 31 and relocate to Abram and Stadium Drive in Arlington.

“We feel sad to be leaving Bishop Arts,” says owner Eliodoro Aguilar.

He opened the shop on West Davis at Haines seven years ago, when the rent was $1,600. His landlord recently offered to renew his lease for $6,000 a month, Aguilar says.

La Original Michoacana paletas sell best in Arlington, Aguilar’s analysis shows, so that’s why the move there.