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Yogurt and Sweet Shop Fills Last Open Spot on Market Square

Lake Forest entrepreneur plans to open shop to sell frozen yogurt, cup cakes and more in the former toy store space.

A shop selling frozen yogurt and fresh baked cup cakes will open by June 1 in Lake Forest filling the last vacant space on Market Square, according, Deborah McDowell, a representative of the property owner, Broadacre Management.

The business is owned by Lake Forest resident Laura Fellows. McDowell told Patch Tueday the lease had been signed but there is no official name yet. McDowell explained the shop must be refitted from the toy store it once was to what it will be.

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For many years, the space in the northeast section of Market Square was a toy store with electric trains circling the windows. It will remain a family friendly place, according to McDowell.

“The frozen yogurt will be high end,” McDowell said. “The cup cakes will be made on site. There will be seating. This is a great fit for Market Square.”

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Your Mayor January 17, 2013 at 03:34 AM
mr Billings you are wrong on so many ways. Competition is solid in theory. However in a local community you want to support complimenting business not competing businesses. Thus reducing store front turnover (unless you are the store front owner) and increasing business traffic. Kiddles is successful is because they are the only sporting goods store in the surrounding area offering a great complimenting service to their customers. Would you prefer another competing store, driving down retails and eventually closing a location? Sounds like it.
St. Louis cupcake lovers January 17, 2013 at 04:04 AM
I want to know when your online shipping will begin?? Dying to order some of your cupcakes!!
Really? January 17, 2013 at 05:08 AM
Great idea: combining the low-fat option of yogurt with a sweet choice as well. And, as revealed, all in an inviting, family atmosphere! What more could we ask for here in LF? And, selfishly, I will no longer have to travel to Love's frozen yogurt (Highland Park). Thank you, Laura, for taking this chance. We will try to keep you busy :-)
ad astra January 17, 2013 at 03:16 PM
I second Robin G's request for more local nut free options.
Sweet's January 18, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Lake Forest is a great community to open a business. With every vacancy that is filled, foot traffic will increase. Best of luck! From all of us at "SWEET'S"

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