The country’s malls once were full of frozen yogurt stands and TCBY was a household name. I don’t know how or why, but frozen yogurt fell out of favor as a retail business here. Sort of like how bagel chain shops just fell off the planet.
With the health benefits of low-calorie yogurt and active yogurt cultures, I was just thinking recently I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more shops beyond where I get my self-serve yogurt fix at Tacoma Mall’s Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchise (4502 S. Steele St., 253-476-2401, orangeleafyogurt.com).
And now I have a new sweet find – Gibson’s Frozen Yogurt Shoppe, which moved into a small storefront in the Stadium District. It opened Feb. 14 on North Tacoma Avenue (the back door faces the Stadium Thriftway parking lot).
Thirty toppings, eight yogurt flavors, self service. Yogurt weighing in at a caloric investment of 80-100 calories per 4-ounce service? Gibson’s, I like you. Read more »