Yogurtland, which opened its Wallingford shop just shy of of two years ago, will be closing its Wallingford shop effective 10 pm tomorrow (Sunday the 27th). A few of the employees will move to the Lynnwood branch or to the University District branch, but many of the folks who have worked there recently have already gone back to school.
We spoke with Eric, a shift leader, who told us they were moving this branch to Lynnwood because it just wasn’t profitable: “It just wasn’t seeing as much foot traffic as an area like Capitol Hill,” he said.
The story sounds similar to that told by American Pie when they closed their Wallingford shop recently:
We opened our second location, in Wallingford, almost two months ago and we closed the doors last Thursday, doh! Oh well, that’s how the pie crust crumbles. We were hoping for (and told about ) lots of foot traffic and lots of moms w/ baby strollers but they didn’t appear. I guess they were on vacation.
Wallingford Center has its own challenges for businesses, but you don’t have to get too far from the Wallingford core to see the same issues.
I remember when that spot was Sunnyside Market, then Boston Market and Quiznos, plus long stretches of vacancy. Who remembers what else has tried their luck in that location?
(Thanks to Jen H. for the tip!)