GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

April 2, 2013

Bringing an Orange Leaf to life

The owners of a new Orange Leaf frozen yogurt franchise they plan to open in May have begun their effors to round their building into shape.

Renovation work began last week on the freestanding structure at the Rogers Street front of the Main Street plaza that houses Walgreen’s, Dunkin Donuts and other shops. The building is being leased from site owner and well-known Gloucester developer Mac Bell by the trio of Orange Leaf franchise owners — Eric Broadhurst, Dennis Metayar, and 1985 Gloucester High School graduate Sean Nickerson.

The Orange Leaf enterpreneurs aren’t converting the building from a previous use; in fact, Bell had never had a viable tenant for the little building, which Bell had built after tearing down a freestanding, brick water dispensary that had long stood on the site in 2008.

The $300,000 in renovations to the 1,500-square-foot building, according to Broadhurst, will add on a 400 square foot patio and convert building’s shell — which still had dirt floors — into the Orange Leaf, which will feature 75 flavors of frozen yogurt.

The business will remain open year round on a daily basis, he said.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA