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When is Yogurtland opening?

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omnomnom Apr 23, 2008 03:56 PM

I read that their NY post in Greenwich Village is supposed to open in April 2008. Does anyone know if this is open yet or when it is going to be opened? http://www.yogurt-land.com/.
It is like pinkberry but self serve and they have more fro-yo flavors and toppings.

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    andreacecile Apr 24, 2008 08:26 AM

    this may be the best news i've heard all year. i was in the west coast recently and i LOVED yogurtland. the self-serve makes it--- as much mochi as you want! does anyone have any more news about this?

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      abenjamin Apr 24, 2008 01:06 PM

      It is opening on the corner of Bleecker and Morton street but the paper is still up in the windows. Im curious how it will do since Grom just opened down the street.

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        Lucia Apr 24, 2008 01:16 PM

        And there's Cones and L'Arte del Gelato within a couple of blocks. Personally, I'm sticking with the latter 2. I found the UWS Grom overpriced for what it was, and I'm just not into the yogurt flavored frozen yogurt trend.

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          Lucia Apr 26, 2008 07:18 PM

          I just went to the Bleecker Grom today, and I really loved it (torroncino and bacio flavors). Better than L'Arte and different than Cones, but there's room for both in my life.

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            vvvindaloo Apr 26, 2008 07:20 PM

            Great, they're open! Thanks.

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              xenos007 Jun 7, 2008 02:51 PM

              Can any one tell me how busy this place gets? Last time we were in California, the line was too long and they run out of yogurt.

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          vvvindaloo Apr 26, 2008 07:13 PM

          I think it will do fine over the summer, when Bleecker is mobbed with people carrying cones and cups. The problem will come in the fall, when they will all be competing for a seriously dwindling audience. I wondered when l'Arte del Gelato took over the Haagen Dazs store around the same time that Cold Stone Creamery moved in down the block, but they seem to be doing ok. Then Mary's Dairy (great quality and flavors, crappy service) closed after only two or three years in business. Now Grom is coming to the neighborhood (a direct competitor to Arte, as well as a serious competitor to Cones), and Yogurtland... what will happen to these stores come November?

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          omnomnom Apr 24, 2008 07:12 PM

          I absolutely loved it too! Especially the blueberry yogurt flavor. I can't wait for it to open. I think it would have a decent follower since there are a lot of pinkberry me-toos through out the city that seem to be doing quite well.

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          bussy26 Apr 28, 2008 07:54 AM

          It is open. I walked by this weekend.

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            gramres22 Apr 28, 2008 10:35 AM

            Stumbled upon Yogurtland this weekend. They had mostly fruity flavors, some in both icy and creamy consistencies...also had the standard choc, vanilla, cookies & cream, and kahlua. Love the fact that you can control how much you are spending (it is all pay by weight) and your yogurt-to-topping ratio. It is a far better deal than Pinkberry, Berrywild, etc, since you can dole out just as much as you want rather than being in the hole for $5+ the second you walk in the door. I think if you load up you will be spending the same, but it is nice to have the option. In terms of flexibility, this place cannot be beat. Employees (owners?) were also very friendly and helpful.

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              FuDee Jun 7, 2008 03:12 PM

              I think this place is great- and PLEASE do yourself a favor and try the Taro- it's for real. And yes, it's a much better bang for the buck than Pinkberry, but the truth is, it's not quite as uniquely delicious.That said, it's nice to have as a very reasonable option.

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/fudee/

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                lanadai Jun 7, 2008 04:04 PM

                I tried all the flavours and I think the taro is the best, still I like pinkberry better, yogurtland is too artificially sweet for me.

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