The original Pinkberry, which offered a choose your own toppings frozen yogurt bar, will close down its West Hollywood location, citing difficulty with customer parking. Since 2005 the eatery has lured customers in with tasty, healthy snacks, leaving the bewitched patrons to completely forget about parking illegally.
More on their fate, after…we…JUMP!
Good, we made it. Pinkberry is one of those places where you hear about it from some lady at work who gets frozen yogurt alone way too much and has the nerve to tell coworkers about it. The inside is a cross between the cosmetic department at Macy’s and the free fruit samples section at Whole Foods, with just a hint of spaceship command center.
A Los Angeles Times story from 2006 describes the arrival of the store in the neighborhood, and how competitors and customers reacted to this new phenomena.
Eerily, no candle vigils have been scheduled, but local police are on call should the entire community erupt in a frozen yogurt-withdrawal-fueled riot that would make the Watts riot look like nap time at a daycare center.
Pinkberry has faced competition with such proven yogurt titans as Red Mango and Yogurtland which offer customers the ability to serve their own toppings. The original store will remain open as an administrative office and closed as a place where former “Crackberry Heads” can share tales and tears over the unfortunate absence.
Before anyone goes crazy, let this song titled “Pinkberry” soothe the pain.
And this kid:
[Source: Los Angeles Times]