Business Finds Sweet Success on Opening Weekend
Fro-Yo to Go opened its doors on Friday and saw a line of customers throughout the days that followed.
For Mary Buscone and Tracy Botehlo, it was a sweet weekend.
The Wilmington residents celebrated the grand opening of their new business venture, Fro-Yo to Go, which opened on Friday afternoon.
After a night of business on Friday, Fro-Yo to Go hosted a grand opening celebration throughout Saturday with face painting, free popcorn and of course plenty of self-serve frozen yogurt to go around.
“It was a big sigh of relief,” said Buscone. “We’re really happy with the way it all came out.”
The business was slated to open just over one week ago, but some hang ups caused a delay. But it was worth the wait for the business’ owners, who saw a steady flow of customers throughout the weekend.
“It’s a little scary being a business owner, but it’s exciting,” said Botehlo. “The kids and families have been going to surrounding towns for frozen yogurt, so I think it’ll be a big help to Wilmington in bringing business back to town and also helping the kids get jobs too. It’ll be helpful to us, and helpful to the town.”
There were several of the locally hired employees on hand Friday night as the shop opened. Among them was assistant manager Gianna Buscone, Ashleigh Howand, Nick Barbarossa and Mia Buscone.
Mary Buscone said it’s been helpful having young and energetic employees who have also been able to show her the ropes as she readied for opening day.
“Every day is going to be a learning experience,” said Buscone. “They’re teaching us a lot. They know all of the electronics stuff, some of it that I didn’t know, so it’s a give and take. They’re even more excited than we are. They’re excited to be here and work here, and you can’t ask for anything more than that.”
Fro-Yo to Go will be open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. inside Square One Plaza on Lowell Street.
Self-serve frozen yogurt is a growing trend nationwide, giving customers the chance to dispense their own yogurt before adding their desired toppings.
“It’s something that has just been picking up now, but it is going to be around for a while,” said Botehlo. “It’s a healthy alternative, and a fun treat.”