Over the last several years, plenty of New York dining establishments have looked to Northern New Jersey as a place to open new locations. In Jersey City’s Ward E alone, Pig & Khao and Ample Hills Creamery, Gregorys Coffee, and Barcade have opened up shop while Amish Market and The Boil are coming. However, one Downtown Jersey City frozen yogurt business is about to do the opposite and open a location across the Hudson in Lower Manhattan.
Downtown Yogurt, which is located at the corner of Newark Avenue and Grove Street, is preparing to open its second shop in Tribeca. The new location will be at 303 Greenwich Street near Washington Market Park, according to the Tribeca Citizen, and will also sell Bassett’s Ice Cream from Philadelphia. Located on the ground floor of a building simply known as The Tribeca, the space was previously occupied by the Tribeca Medical Center and Macaron Café, the latter of which shut its doors earlier this year.
An independent New Jersey business opening a second location in New York City is actually quite rare. A few years ago, Long Valley’s Valley Shepherd Creamery launched an outpost on 7th Avenue in Park Slope, but the Brooklyn shop closed last year.
Owned by Debi and Mark Kahn, Downtown Yogurt’s existing location in Jersey City opened its doors in 2014 in the old Grove Hot Bagel space. The newest location of the frozen yogurt business is expected to open in November, the Tribeca Citizen reported.