Ann Arbor Weather:
Saturday May 26, 2018
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

Froyo Climate Change?

Orange Leaf franchises wilt.

by Sally Mitani

From the October, 2017 issue

The froyo climate seems to be getting colder. When Ann Arbor's two Orange Leaf franchises opened in 2014, business journals were atwitter with news of frozen yogurt in previously unimagined flavors, pumped full of probiotics. In early September, both franchises (in Woodland Plaza and Traver Village) pulled up stakes.

The closings cannot definitely be linked to froyo climate change--possibly it was just the locations, or the market was saturated. "It wasn't getting a lot of foot traffic," says a worker in a nearby store in Woodland Plaza who declined to be named. "They've got the Menchie's down the road" in front of Meijer, "and there are higher-visibility froyo places downtown."

Scott McLean, one of the original franchise owners, reached by phone, said he "got out of it about six months ago" and didn't know how to reach anyone else connected with the local franchises. The Traver Village Orange Leaf is now being transformed into a dentist's office. The Woodland Plaza site seems to be up for grabs.    (end of article)

[Originally published in October, 2017.]

 



 
Print Comment E-mail

You might also like:

Southeast Michigan Realty
Fake Ad: March 2018
Jay Forstner
Photo: Lilacs on Traver Rd.
Russell Brakefield
All art was audible
Keith Taylor
Nightspots: B-Side
Community Services - Umbrella Organizations
Restaurants with prices $20-$30
A clickable zoomable map
Remembering Terry Heck Seibert, by Davi Napoleon
A South African Journey
Abdullah Ibrahim's tribute to the Jazz Epistles
Piotr Michalowski
Melange
Innovative multiethnic mash-ups
M.B. Lewis
The Gillies Brothers Branch Out
Mana will feature their fast-casual take on Chinese street food.
Sabine Bickford
A guide to local resources for healthy living and wellness
Delux Drapery offers window treatments in Ann Arbor, Michigan like draperies, curtains, shutters & H
KINGSLEY CONDOS. 218 W. Kingsley Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 5-story 51 unit multi-story condo project. C