Reports of store closing prove false

By Michael Turton

Unsubstantiated reports that Frozenberry Frozen Yogurt and Café is closing have proven false. What is happening however is a change in ownership for the shop located at 116 Main St., in Cold Spring. Citing personal reasons, Benny Zaken told The Paper that he has sold the business to Jim Lin, whose family also runs the Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant and Market, just two doors down from Frozenberry. Zaken will retain ownership of his original Frozenberry shop in Fishkill. The two stores had operated as separate, limited liability companies.

Jim Lin is the new owner of the Frozenberry Cafe. Photo by M. Turton
Jim Lin is the new owner of the Frozenberry Cafe.
Photo by M. Turton

Lin took over operations on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with Zaken showing him the ropes, training him in the art and science of making frozen yogurt. “His standards are very high,” Lin said of Zaken. “I want to maintain that.”

“We came here to be a part of this community,” Zaken said. “I think we accomplished that. It’s hard to take apart something we’ve built. That’s why we went this route,” he said, referring to the fact that the new owner will continue the Frozenberry brand.

Lin came to Cold Spring from China as an 11-year-old and graduated in 2003 from Haldane High School. “I’ve lived here the whole time,” he said. “I want to hire local people. Cold Spring kids are nice – good kids.” He plans no changes in the short term. “I may change the menu a bit over time, “ Lin said. “I may add hot soups in the winter … and different kinds of coffee.”

Zaken hopes that the community will support Lin in his new venture. “I wish local residents would support local businesses more,” he said.

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features