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At first glance, the Perrysburg business looks more like a candy shop than a frozen yogurt store.
Tubs of sweets, such as caramel turtles, chocolate chip cookie dough pieces, and other candies, are stacked up on a island in the center of the store.
Perrysburg resident Julie Skeldon and her mother, Lolly, opened the business in late October, but held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting this month in anticipation of their inaugural summer being open.
Lola’s, at 26597 N. Dixie Hwy. in The Shoppes at RiverPlace, is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. The store could extend its hours in July, Miss Skeldon said.
It features 15 types of frozen yogurt, such as flavors that taste like Red Bull, cinnamon rolls, and peanut butter, which rotate every Monday. There are also 115 different toppings, such as fruit, candy, and cookies, for people to top on their desserts.
The cost is 41 cents per ounce, meaning most customers spend $4 to $5 a visit.41.539 -83.6245
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Even though the store was open throughout the winter — a time when seasonal businesses can struggle — the customer flow was steady, Miss Skeldon said.
“Perrysburg likes their ice cream,” she said. “We haven’t been hurting at all.”
Now in the hot weather, and with school out, the shop dishes out about 700 cups on average each day. The business tracks about 50 to 100 new customers daily, Miss Skeldon said.
Miss Skeldon, who also runs an online clothing line, said the best part about running Lola’s is meeting people in the community. The biggest challenge is working long, 12-to-14-hour days at the business.
Contact Gabrielle Russon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-351-0361.