WEIRTON - The weather is getting warmer and area residents may be looking for a treat to help cool down.
On Thursday, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce helped to welcome the Fuzzy Peach, a new frozen yogurt business located at 203 Three Springs Drive, to the Weirton business community.
Franchise owner Amy Rhodes Kirlangitis explained the store is the 18th location to open, with most located in the southern parts of the nation.
The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Fuzzy Peach to the local business community Thursday. The Fuzzy Peach, located at 203 Three Springs Drive, offers a variety of frozen yogurt and toppings as well as a party and meeting room. -- Craig Howell
"I wanted to bring something that could be fun and different," she said. "I wanted something everyone could be comfortable with."
The Fuzzy Peach features a Dannon based frozen yogurt product. Up to 12 individuals flavors are available at any time in the Weirton location, with a mixing option on each machine providing up to 18 possible choices.
They also offer no sugar added and dairy free options of frozen yogurt and a topping bar which includes fruit, candy, cereal and other selections.
Kirlangitis explained she had looked at a variety of franchises when she decided to open a business in the city and appreciated the flexibility the Fuzzy Peach provided in operating the franchise.
It's not just about the yogurt either, as Kirlangitis noted the business features a 600 square foot meeting and party room for those looking to host events and fundraisers.
"So far, everyone has received it well," she said.
A grand opening for the Fuzzy Peach is set for today, with balloons, a caricature artist and other activities planned.
The Fuzzy Peach is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. They can be contacted at (304) 914-3040.
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