Ardmore locals will soon be able to grab two trendy treats at 18 W Lancaster Ave., the site of a combination frozen yogurt and bubble tea shop that will take the place of Organic Nails & Spa.
Bubble tea is a slushy- or smoothie-style drink with a wide variety of types and flavors, including everything from black tea to avocado, red bean and strawberry. Its name comes from the chewy tapioca balls the drink is served over.
The lease for the space, located between Viva Video and Princess Nails & Spa in downtown Ardmore, was signed about two weeks ago, Lower Merion retail coordinator Heidi Tirjan said.
Few details—as suggested by the simple "Coming Soon: Frozen Yogurt" sign posted on the storefront—are available at the moment.
But "coming soon," Tirjan said, could mean as quickly as four to six weeks from now, given the minimal renovations necessary for a frozen treat business.
Local frozen yogurt shops include Kiwi Yogurt in Haverford and Yapple Yogurt in Wynnewood. FruittiYummi in Ardmore's Suburban Square is the latest addition to the rising froyo trend, and is located about a two-minute walk from the upcoming Lancaster Avenue shop. Lower Merion has no stand-alone bubble tea shops.
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