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Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, yet another self-serve frozen yogurt joint, expands into Highland

We've been wondering what was going into the old Holiday Theater building on 32nd Avenue and Clay, and now we have at least part of the answer: The bottom floor has been partitioned into three restaurant or retail spots, one of which is under construction and bearing a sign that it will soon become an outpost of a chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops called Menchie's Frozen Yogurt.

The California-based company, which first started swirling yogurt in 2007, runs 105 franchises across the country and Canada, with five of them already open in Colorado -- and it's aggressively expanding. This shop, like the others, will feature a monster lineup of flavors that, besides chocolate and vanilla, includes maple nut, root beer float and watermelon tart, plus a toppings bar of candy, cookies, fruit and nuts.

And, as is so popular in the frozen yogurt market these days, Menchie's treats are self-serve and pay-by-the-ounce.

This location should open the first week of October.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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