Thursday, November 8, 2012
Pinkberry would have joined two other new frozen yogurt eateries in the square.
Update, 11:15 a.m., Nov. 8: Pinkberry will not be coming to Davis Square, at least not in the near future. According to planning staff with the Zoning Board of Appeals, Pinkberry withdrew its application at the Board's meeting Wednesday night. It seems the Board was not inclined to grant permission to the frozen yogurt giant, so Pinkberry withdrew its application before it was officially denied. Original story: In the past three months, Davis Square has sprouted two new frozen yogurt establishments, and it looks like a third—Pinkberry—is on the way. All three yogurt places would be within about 320 feet of each other. First came iYo Cafe, a self-serve frozen yogurt parlor and coffee shop that opened at the beginning of August at 234 Elm St…
Monday, August 27, 2012
The self-serve frozen yogurt and coffee shop opened in early August.
iYO Cafe opened in Davis Square at the beginning of August in the space previously occupied by Farmers Bounty, a convenience store. In its first month, the self-serve yogurt shop seems to be quite popular. Customers can choose from about a dozen different frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors and adorn them with lots of toppings. You pay for your helping by weight. You'll note the cardboard serving cups are huge, which, it's been shown, leads people to serve more food for themselves. So be careful. iYO also has an espresso cafe, and it will soon have a function room in the back for large gatherings. It's at 234 Elm St. and is open until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday. It opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
iYO Cafe will likely open in Davis Square this spring where the current Farmers Bounty convenience store is located, according to the blog, Boston Restaurant Talk.
Davis Square could get a frozen yogurt hotspot by this spring, according to the blog, Boston Restaurant Talk. The blog says iYO Cafe, which has no affiliation with a Vietnamese frozen yogurt chain with a similar name, has put forth plans to open the cafe in the space currently occupied by Farmers Bounty, a convenience store. The cafe will have self-serve frozen yogurt stations and self-serve topping stations, smoothies, pastries, coffee, teas, a fireplace, WiFi and a "drawing room" that can be reserved for parties. Check out the full blog post here. Farmers Bounty, much like a New York bodega, sells basic produce, food staples, beer, wine and South Asian specialty goods.