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Rollin' Oats doubling its space; Menchie's fro-yo coming to Northeast Shopping Center

ST. PETERSBURG

Rollin' Oats is set to double its space

Rollin' Oats Market & Cafe is doubling its size. A two-story structure will be added on the back of the store and parking will move beside the store where the owner has acquired more property. "It's a massive project," said owner Bert Swain. "I'm hoping to break ground in a couple months and finish in 15 months." The store, at 2842 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, will grow to about 150,000 square feet from 75,000. St. Pete Yoga will offer classes in a second-story space and there will be a rooftop area for community events.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

ST. PETERSBURG

Menchie's fro-yo comes to Northeast Plaza

Add another self-serve frozen yogurt store to the growing ranks of the trendy sweet spots. Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is under construction in part of the former Blockbuster Video at Northeast Park Shopping Center at 200 37th Ave. N. "It's a pretty bright store. It really pops when you look at it," said Mike Brown, project manager with Marini Construction, the builder. The franchise stores have a lot of green, deep pink and silver. The checkout counter is surrounded by walls lined with yogurt machines and containers full of toppings. St. Petersburg residents can enjoy the same treats as the rich and famous — with so many California locations, celebrities are frequent customers, including Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

Rollin' Oats doubling its space; Menchie's fro-yo coming to Northeast Shopping Center 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:30am]
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