West Seattle businesses: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to Admiral

4 PM: We’ve confirmed another business has signed up to move into the new retail building on the northwest side of the new Admiral Safeway site: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, which sells self-serve fro-yo and toppings. They are Los Angeles-based and internationally franchised, with only one other location in the Seattle city limits right now, on Queen Anne, but another coming to University Village. We’re awaiting comment from company HQ for additional details (such as, estimated opening), but one point of note from the Menchie’s website — it appears the Western Washington shops they have right now are all open till fairly late at night, 10 or 11 pm. That’s the second tenant publicly confirmed for the new retail building; first one, as reported here in April, is Umpqua Bank.

5:10 PM: Just added a photo of the under-construction building where Menchie’s and Umpqua (and other/s) will be located. A Menchie’s spokesperson tells WSB they expect to be open in September.

23 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt to Admiral"

  • JLBWA July 20, 2011 (4:10 pm)

    Menchies! Menchies! Menchies! Nothing beats fro-yo and toppings by the pound! I saw this on their website a week ago, after visiting a Menchies during a trip to the east coast, and looking to see if there were any around Seattle. I guess I should have shared the excitement. I apologize!

  • JanS July 20, 2011 (4:49 pm)

    wow ….. across the street from me :D

  • Near Alki July 20, 2011 (5:18 pm)

    Geez…I thought it was the jewelry family at first…??

  • sarahscoot July 20, 2011 (5:34 pm)

    FINALLY. :-) If I had the capital, I would have totally franchised a Menchie’s or Yogurtland here in WS a year or so ago. Alas, it will be someone else’s idea coming to fruition. I’m just glad someone else realized that there is a strong market for such a place here. I will be there frequently!

  • sarahscoot July 20, 2011 (5:35 pm)

    “Jewelry family” would be Menashe; opening a yogurt shop would be an interesting diversification, that’s for sure.

  • LyndaB July 20, 2011 (5:44 pm)

    After going to one in lynnwood for the first time, I thought to myself that we needed one here. I even saved my spoons! Hooray!

  • Andrea July 20, 2011 (6:00 pm)

    Wow! I had yogurtland for the first time in april and thought a business like that would thrive! Yay!

  • JanS July 20, 2011 (6:40 pm)

    so…we’ll have Menchies, and Mawadda Cafe…good things come in threes, right? What the next thing? :)

    I know, I know…a really good, full service bakery :D

  • Watertowerjoey July 20, 2011 (6:46 pm)

    Looked into it about a year ago as well, but it was about 400-450K to get started.

    I think they will do very, very well in that spot although I was thinking Charlestown.

  • Zoey July 20, 2011 (6:57 pm)

    I go up to Menchies all the time after swim team, and school up in Queen Anne! Great place, great prices, and have always wished there was one in West Seattle to walk to with friends! Now I can really rack up my smiles on my Frequent Smileage Card!

    Also, we need a West Seattle teen hangout that is open later! :)

  • Dc July 20, 2011 (8:48 pm)

    Yes yes yes yes!!!! Woo hoo. Not good for my diet though

  • oh dear July 20, 2011 (10:01 pm)

    I AM SO EXCITED BUT I AM GOING TO GET SOOOO FAT!!!! Trader Joes PLUS Menchies… Now we NEVER need to leave West Seattle…

  • Jasperblu July 21, 2011 (1:52 am)

    As an LA Girl, I’d rather it was Yogurtland… Now that’s some delicious self-serve FroYo. Oh well, I’m willing to give this place a try. Welcome to West Seattle!

  • JanS July 21, 2011 (1:57 am)

    also , for those who care…I’ve been in touch with Umpqua Bank, and they say that they will open in the last quarter of the year. So fall to late fall, it looks like. And then I will kiss B of A goodbye. ( my other choices, Wells Fargo and Chase aren’t Any better)

  • JanS July 21, 2011 (1:58 am)

    oh dear…I was thinking about the size of my arse, for sure…but…hey, every now and again, I suppose one must treat oneself :)

  • Andrew July 21, 2011 (6:35 am)

    Thank you Jesus! Tired of driving all the way to capitol hill for frozen yogurt :)

  • A July 21, 2011 (8:39 am)

    ooh! As a “born in Southern California” person, I grew up eating frozen yogurt in the 80’s when shops were everywhere in SoCal (Froglanders, BRRR and many others – not just TCBY.) It’s the one and only thing I miss from living there. I cannot wait to have froyo here!

    I’m hoping they’ll have a nice variety of flavors. I remember loving coffee yogurt with oreo topping, and cheesecake yogurt with fruit. SO GOOD.

  • villagegreen July 21, 2011 (12:09 pm)

    Cool. I’d be much more excited if it was frozen custard, though.

  • add July 21, 2011 (12:44 pm)

    @villagegreen – yes! There is nothing like a “soft serve” (frozen custard) cone with sprinkles, especially if it’s served on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. :)

  • Jesus July 21, 2011 (3:22 pm)

    @Andrew – you’re welcome.

  • Zoey July 21, 2011 (4:25 pm)

    @oh dear–yes! never need to leave now!

  • Meghan July 22, 2011 (6:58 am)

    Self serve frozen yogurt in WS? Thank you, God!

  • Terry July 22, 2011 (5:49 pm)

    I’m excited that they offer a dairy free option. I don’t understand why more West Seattle/Alki establishments don’t offer dairy free versions of their treats. As of now, when I get a craving for a cup of soy yogurt with delicious toppings, I have to travel to a place called Citra on the Ave in the U-District. Menchies is only offering dairy free sorbet, but at least it’s a start.

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