I was very excited over lunch today to drive past the little strip mall in front of the west side Warren Theatre at 21st and Tyler and see that Orange Leaf, a new self-serve frozen yogurt store, had put its sign on the building.
So I did what any self-respecting lover of peanut butter flavored frozen yogurt would do — I slammed on the brakes, zipped into the parking lot and demanded that the construction workers inside tell me when the place was going to open.
The young man buffing the floors looked up and told me they were shooting for the end of this week, though that seems optimistic. I have a call in to the person in charge, so as soon as he calls me back with a firm open date, I’ll update this post.
Orange Leaf will allow customers to serve themselves from several yogurt flavors (including peanut butter!) then add toppings themselves from a self-service bar. The self-made concoctions will be weighed to determine the price.
A second Orange Leaf is scheduled to open out east, near 37th and Rock, in August.
*UPDATE* I just spoke with the franchise owner, and he says the shop should definitely be open by this weekend. He’s hoping for Thursday, but that’s not for sure.