With Yogurtland closing, Ithaca’s frozen yogurt offerings dwindle

First Yogurt Crazy, then Smart Yogurt, and now Yogurtland. Ithaca’s standalone frozen yogurt shops are all fading away, with the two remaining outlets closing over the next few weeks.

Frozen yogurt shops let you pick a yogurt flavor, then top it with a wide variety of candies, fruits, and sauces. 14850 file photo.

Frozen yogurt shops let you pick a yogurt flavor, then top it with a wide variety of candies, fruits, and sauces. 14850 file photo.

Yogurtland announced on Monday that they’d be closing their storefront, on Meadow Street in Ithaca’s southwest, at the end of November. The shop opened in the summer of 2012, joining Yogurt Crazy in Collegetown and Smart Yogurt, just down the road on Route 13.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after Smart Yogurt, which opened in early 2012 just a couple of blocks further south, said they’d be closing in mid December.

Yogurt Crazy, on College Avenue in Collegetown, had a brief incarnation as Teatime, offering both frozen yogurt and hibachi, before closing entirely. That spot now features a new calzone eatery.

Remaining options for frozen yogurt fans in Ithaca include Jason’s convenience store in Collegetown and Wild For Yogurt, a small kiosk near Regal Cinemas in the Shops at Ithaca Mall that used to be a branch of Smart Yogurt.

“We love and appreciate all of our loyal guests,” said Yogurtland on its Facebook page. “We hope you can make it in to see us before we close.”

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