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.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.