By Michael Turton
Thanks to Grace and Benny Zaken there may soon be one less empty storefront on Main Street in Cold Spring. The Wappinger Falls couple appeared before the Cold Spring Planning Board last week to begin the application process which will see them open “Frozenberry” – a yogurt shop that they say is unique. In their submission to the planning board the Zakens said they are “excited by the opportunity to open the first of its kind, self-serve yogurt in Cold Spring.” The store will be located at 125 Main Street, will include ten tables and have a capacity for up to fifty customers.
The Zakens said they have operated businesses in the lower Hudson Valley for more than twenty years. Their submission stated that the purpose of Frozenberry, LLC, “is to offer a clean, friendly spot to enjoy our tasty, low-fat treat. Patrons will help themselves to different flavors of yogurt and an array of fresh fruit and other toppings.”
Because the proposed business lies within Cold Spring’s Historic District and will include a window sign and result in a change in use from retail to food service, the Zakens must receive a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Review Board before receiving final approval from the planning board.
The Zakens hope to open “Frozenberry, “as quickly as possible.”