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A fresh start at U Towers

 

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says, then ticks off the advantages of that: "It's good for your body. It'll help in digestion. It lowers your cholesterol. It's fat free. It's basically going to be a healthy dessert."

Kim and co-owner Joe Ahn hoped to open Yogo Bliss on South University in the old Dollar Store space by the end of April. They'll offer four flavors of frozen yogurt starting at $2.65: plain, strawberry, green tea, and mango. They'll also have nine flavors of gelato starting at $2.55, including Tahitian vanilla, tiramisu, and banana praline caramel. And you can dress up either with your choice of twenty-five different toppings that run the gamut from Captain Crunch cereal to fresh slices of mandarin orange. They also sell shakes and smoothies.

Kim, twenty-nine, and Ahn, thirty, have known each other since high school, and they'd been looking for a fun business to open together. Kim's wife, Carol, "really liked fro-zen yogurt, so she pushed me to do it," laughs Kim. Carol also suggested the unusual decor. The floor is grouted river rock, made up of hundreds of stones the size of small eggs. The deeply textured walls, with raised, lazy swirls reminiscent of a Zen sand garden, complement the floor. And they've installed a $12,000 digital menu board that rotates menu items every fifteen seconds against a soothing background of constantly moving shapes. "We just wanted to be something different," says Kim. It's not a big place, but they'll have enough seats for fifteen people to hang out at any one time.

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