Customers heading to Walgreens may have noticed a few signs in the small office building across the street. Peachwave is coming to town.
And while that name might not mean much to the uninitiated, those who've visited the Bethel location of this frozen yogurt franchise will be glad to have one closer to home, at 48 South Main St.
Peachwave is part of a national trend of do-it-yourself style frozen yogurt chains that are popping up everywhere. Customers fill their cups with one or more flavors of frozen yogurt, then proceed to the toppings bar to customize their treats with fresh fruit, sprinkles, candy, cookies pieces, and sauces.
Bob Gleason is co-owner of the new shop with the Clifford family, who opened the Bethel location, which was the first Peachwave in Connecticut.
Renovations at the South Main Street location began in December, with an opening target for March, although no date has been set yet, said Gleason, a Century 21 agent in Newtown.
"I saw it was a great business plan," said Gleason, "and it seems to be a mecca for teens."
With the schools and the nearby, it's a perfect location, said Gleason, who also owns the building.
Gleason will maintain his Century 21 office on the second floor of the building, and the 2,100 square feet of space on the main floor will be Peachwave. Gleason also added about 20 parking spaces in the rear of the building.
The owners have hired a full-time manager and are starting interviews for other positions this week, Gleason said.
Other area fro-yo stores include Ridgefield's , Bethel's branch of and in Fairfield.