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    Yogurt Stop Has Left the Building in West Hollywood After 15 Years

    Yogurt Stop has left West Hollywood, marking the end of an era for yogurt lovers in WeHo—“Thank you for 15 years of friendship and support,” reads a post on their official Instagram account, October 1, 2023, the day before they closed. “We love you so much and appreciate you. We would love to be of service to you for the next 15 years, but as we don’t own the land, we don’t have a say in the matter. We love you!!! Come by tomorrow to say hello — not goodbye. We are part of our wonderful community and will always be around. We love you and, again, couldn’t have done it without your love and support.”

    Yogurt Stop, located at 8803 Santa Monica Blvd, near Palms Avenue announced they were closing after being open in West Hollywood for the past 15 years. The frozen yogurt shop known for its pump-it-yourself concept and offering various flavors with creative names that tap into the WeHo community opened in 2009.

    Yogurt Stop West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    A moving truck was parked outside of the now former yogurt shop. Owners Marta Knittel and Shoshana Joseph tell WEHO TIMES that they received a lot of support from the community that they were busy up unito their last day this past Sunday. They insist that the reason for their closure is not the hike in minimum wage in WeHo, or because their business is suffering from lack of customers, but because the landlord would not renew their lease, and would not give them the option to sell and extend the lease to a potential buyer of the business.

    They said back in August that they had two qualified buyers, but their attorney told them that Yogurt Stop found themselves in an unfortunate position, because they only had a year and a half left on their lease at the time.

    A For Lease sign by Southpark Group immediately went up on the building offering the opportunity for a potential restaurant/cafe following their announcement that their tenant was closing for good.

    Yogurt Stop and the business next to it now sit empty on that block. Unity Holistics at 8805 Santa Monica Boulevard closed during the pandemic has been empty since. Both empty storefronts are owned by Joanne Nathan and Patt Sefton Hoffen.

    Yogurt Stop West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Earl Skakel
    Earl Skakel
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    2 months ago

    And trust me that Kale Crazy place is already always empty so they won’t last 6 months there IMO. When it was the eye glass store I literally never saw one customer in there for 5 years.

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    2 months ago

    This is just another example why small businesses are struggling in Weho. The rents are outrageous and not sustainable for most businesses and now the highest minimum wage in the country. Just look at all the empty retail locations along Santa Monica Blvd, Melrose and Beverly. That should tell you something.

    angry gay pope
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    2 months ago

    This landlord will not be happy until the whole block is empty. These ladies told me Dr. Tony Mills wanted to put his practice there and the landlord just refused to deal with him.

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    2 months ago

    I wonder if connecting the two storefronts is the plan.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    2 months ago

    At the rate we’re going, there won’t be much open on the Blvd except the clubs and pot shops.

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