Gig Harbor now has its first frozen yogurt store and a cupcake bakery in the community.
The two stores celebrated their grand opening on Friday, April 20.
Yo! G’s Gig Harbor Frozen Yogurt
For all the frozen yogurt fans, Gig Harbor now has its first store.
Owners of Yo! G’s, Rebecca and Rudy Kaldor, celebrated the grand opening of their store on Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free yogurt for the first 100 customers.
The Kaldors, who currently live in Olympia, said they decided to start the business after Rebecca’s parents, Lyle and Sue George, opened the original store in Poulsbo last October.
“We looked at a lot of places, but Gig Harbor really fits into what we value,” said the Rebecca Kaldor. “We use local farmers for fruits and berries when possible. Our yogurt comes from Portland.”
Yo! G’s offers 10 flavors including vanilla, chocolate, blueberry, peach, cake batter and Thin Mint cookies. After serving their own frozen yogurt, customers can top off their creations with more than 50 toppings before paying by the ounce.
The store also has non-dairy, no-sugar or gluten-free options.
The Kaldors said they had originally hired six employees but had to add another six due to the growing popularity.
“It’s been a hit,” Rebecca Kaldor said. “We’re excited. We’re really falling in love Gig Harbor.”
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It was all hands on deck at Sweet Melissa’s grand opening on Friday as owner Melissa Beers and her staff, made up of her family and friends, worked vigorously to keep the trays stocked with cupcakes.
“We made a lot,” she said.
By 4 p.m. that day, they had sold more than 230 cupcakes.
“It feels like we made more,” said Beers’ daughter and go-to decorator, Jessica.
“I didn’t know what to expect,” Beers said. “It’s hard because you have to bake ahead.”
Beers, who lives on Fox Island with her family, has been baking treats as long as her kids can remember. She said she decided to start her own business about two years ago when her friends talked her into starting her own shop.
The new bakery next to at offers a variety of baked goods including cupcakes, cakes and cookies.
So far Beers and her team have made 10 different flavors. Beers said their “Razzy Reds” cupcakes, a red velvet cake with a unique twist, have been a hit with the customers. In fact, they even talked about changing the name to “Better Than Red Velvet” cupcakes.
She said they’re still fine-tuning the details but hopes to test out all 45 flavors she has in mind.
“We’d like to get different varieties of cookies and cakes as well,” Beers added. “Hopefully when we have our rhythm down, we can figure it out.”
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