Monday, May 6, 2013
Dozens of customers filled the store's lobby on Friday to celebrate the frozen yogurt business in Dearborn.
Friends, family and dozens of customers filled the lobby at Yogurtown in Dearborn on Friday to celebrate the restaurant's grand opening. The business officially opened its doors in January, however owner Celia Nasser said her family wanted to wait until the spring to celebrate its success. "The reception from the community has been very positive so far," she said. "A lot of people are surprised we're doing a grand opening this late, but we wanted to wait for the weather to break. "This is our unofficial kick-off for the summer. We're letting people know that we're open and that there's a new yogurt shop in town." The business boasts 10 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt that rotate weekly, and a topping bar with more than 50 condiments. "…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Cannizzaro children—Michael, Chastity and Drako—lost both of their parents within the past month.
Droves of community members came out to support a Dearborn family in need Tuesday at west Dearborn's Yogurtown. The self-serve yogurt shop held a fundraiser for three local children who lost both of their parents within the past month. A portion of proceeds between 5-10 p.m. went to Michael, Chastity and Drako Cannizzaro, and their grandmother and guardian, Shirley Sironen. The children—all of whom attend Dearborn Public Schools—lost their mother, Nikki, to cancer just before Christmas. And on Jan. 20, their father, Ray, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Friend of the family and fellow Dearborn parent Alysia Schuler has spearheaded efforts to raise funds for the family through word of mouth and media outlets. Fundraising as of Tuesday…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Yogurtown will donate all proceeds to the Cannizzaro family during the event on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
A Dearborn business has committed itself to helping raise funds for three local children who lost both their mother and father within the span of a month. Yogurtown will host a fundraiser for the Cannizzaro family from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at their shop in west downtown Dearborn. The shop, located at 22055 Michigan Ave., sells self-serve frozen yogurt. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the family. There will also be a DJ on Tuesday night. Michael, 16; Drako, 9; and Chastity, 8, lost their mother, Nikki, to cancer just before Christmas. And on Jan. 20, their father, Ray, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. The children—all students in Dearborn Public Schools—have been under the care of their grandmother, Shirley Sironen. …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Take a sneak peak inside the new dessert business before you try it.
Mother Nature is being kind to Yogurtown, Dearborn's newest west downtown business. As the self-serve frozen yogurt restaurant prepares to open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, temperatures will hit an unseasonable high of the mid 50s. Perfect weather for ice cream. The business, owned by Dearborn residents Mike and Celia Nasser, has been a long time coming. Signs first appeared at the shop—located at 22055 Michigan Ave.—in August 2012. They had been shooting for a September opening, but construction schedules kept pushing the date back. The renovations to the building explain why. Formerly Bart's Orthopedic Shoe Repair, the space had to be transformed into a family-friendly ice cream shop. The thought put into the design is evident, from …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Yogurtown will follow the self-serve model growing in popularity throughout the country.
Gone are the days of telling someone else how you like your ice cream. At least that’s the business model behind Yogurtown, a frozen yogurt shop set to open on Michigan Avenue in west downtown Dearborn this fall. Owner Celia Nasser explained that she and her husband–southeast Michigan natives–recently spent time living in Arizona before moving to Dearborn. While there, they saw a trend they wanted to be a part of. “Self-serve yogurt had just exploded out there,” she said of their trip to a shop down south. “We counted 60 people that came in and out and right away, we knew we wanted to have one of these.” They also knew they wanted to open up shop in their home state. “We wanted to be around family and friends,” she added. And in Michigan, …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Signs for Yogurtown say they'll open soon.
Noticeably absent from Dearborn's summer scene? Places to go for a cool, icy treat. Cold Stone on Michigan Avenue closed in 2011, while Stucci's on Telegraph Road shut its doors in February of this year. But it appears a new, relatively unknown player is coming to town–Yogurtown, that is. On Michigan Avenue, nestled just west of Frida Mexican Restaurant, signs proclaim that Yogurtown will open soon in the west downtown strip. The shop will sell frozen yogurt, though it's not clear when it will open. Will you stop by to try it out?