It looks to be a later "posed" photograph.
They are still there in the same building in Weston Vt. "Family owned and operated since 1946."
It pretty well HAS to be a later photo if the joint opened in '46.
That is a picture of a new Mall in central VT.
Ben and Jerry are sittn on the porch.
Mrs. Cabot is telling Mr. Cabot that they don't need more cheese.
Bernie is on the left of the door -- certainly not the right -- putting up a poster announcing free college tuition.
Maybe the Professors 'teach' for free too?
BTW - Statistics show Wisconsin provides 70% of the cheese consumed in the USA. (Conclusion? The vast majority of us are 'Cheeseheads'!)
"Family owned and operated since 1946" could mean the CURRENT family. The store's initial operation may pre-date their acquisition....
I bought my T only a couple of miles from there!
That picture is from their 1946 catalog, when they first opened that store.
Here's a modern picture.