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Frozen Yogurt places going belly up in Cupertino

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Tumkers Feb 13, 2011 12:03 PM

It was bound to happen. We had to go to three different yogurt places before we found one that hadn't packed it in. Red Mango and Tartini are closed for good. Yogurtland with it's 8 million flavors was still humming along with a good sized line. We had taro, green tea, acai, original tart, and pomegranate. It is cheaper for sure and there is a lot of variety, but I will miss Red Mango.

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Tartini
20488 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino CA, CA

  1. Windy Feb 13, 2011 12:26 PM

    Caution against buying a trendy franchise...especially one where the average purchase is under $5.

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      shanghaikid Feb 13, 2011 01:47 PM

      tuttimelon on wolfe rd. has closed a while ago.

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        plantainchips Feb 14, 2011 08:05 AM

        Sad about Red Mango too, they didn't offer a lot of flavors but the taste and texture of the plain and pomegranate were the best.

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          shanghaikid Feb 14, 2011 09:56 AM

          red mango has totally changed. they resemble pinkberry now with many flavors. check them out in palo alto on university.

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          SteveG Feb 14, 2011 10:35 AM

          Just learned from a friend whose mom had a lot of Cold Stone Creamery franchises that those are all going belly up too. Frozen dessert shops seem to come and go like spring tulips. The old stand-bys do stick around, like the great frozen yogurt place in Atherton/Redwood City on El Camino Real.

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            Tumkers Feb 17, 2011 08:05 PM

            I don't get to Redwood City much but if I do, can you tell me another landmark or cross street to go by?

            I also don't get why Baskin and Robbins is so popular round these parts. I may have a bias since scooping at B&R was my very first job over 30 years ago.

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              jeffreak Feb 17, 2011 10:23 PM

              My guess is Yumi Yogurt.

          2. scarmoza Feb 14, 2011 12:36 PM

            Am I the only who thought Tartini's location/parking situation is not so user friendly?

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            Tartini
            20488 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino CA, CA

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              Tumkers Feb 17, 2011 08:10 PM

              La Boulanger shared the same parking lot as Tartini did. You just had to remember to take the quick right off Stevens Creek into the parking garage and hope not to get rear ended. It was a pretty shop but the yogurt melted into a puddle almost the second you put it into your bucket/cup.

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              Tumkers Mar 13, 2011 03:12 PM

              I Heart Yogurt on Deanza has become I Heart Bento.

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