Peachwave FroYo Coming to New Canaan

Edmond, OK-based Peachwave is planning to open a frozen yogurt shop on Forest Street in May.


Frozen yogurt or “FroYo” purveyor Peachwave on Tuesday received approval from New Canaan Planning and Zoning on its plans (see attached aerial photo and PDFs) to open a shop on Forest Street downtown.

Located at 11 Forest St. on New Canaan’s “Restaurant Row," the New Canaan location could include two tables for outdoor seating, according to the plans filed March 1 with P&Z. The shop itself is to sit between the Athletic Shoe Factory and Eco Chic Nail & Spa on the west side of the street (a few doors down from Farmer’s Table).

Here’s what part of the site plan application says: “Reoccupation of existing commercial space with a ‘Peachwave’ self-serve frozen yogurt dessert shop. Work to include renovation of existing interior features, installation of a yogurt product dispensing mechanical equipment and partitioning space between a patron assembly area and an employee prep area. No exterior building modifications are proposed.”

Peachwave could not immediately be reached for comment. The New Canaan location would be Peachwave’s 19th in Connecticut, either open or planned for this year—they have shops either open or scheduled to open in Norwalk, Ridgefield, Westport and Wilton, the company’s website says. A post on the site says the New Canaan shop will open in May.

By then New Canaan should be enjoying some warm days after these late winter storms. Peachwave’s arrival here adds to several options for downtown visitors seeking tasty cold treats. There’s the gelato outfit, Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato, across Forest, then of course New Canaan fixture Baskin-Robbins up the hill, Swirl down around Cherry Street and Red Mango up on Elm.

The property at 11 Forest St. is owned by 3-11 Forest Street KKE LLC et al c/o TEC Associates, according to town tax records. The LLC’s principal is Karen K. Elmasry and it has a business address of Rocky Brook Road in New Canaan, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s database.

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Michelle Orr March 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Bakery? Le pain quotidian isn't bad but I know we are lacking. And puke....another frozen yogurt!? Blech! Seriously? I am writing them
Alice Maritis April 01, 2013 at 01:21 AM
The Chamber has no control over what businesses move into town. They can poll people and if there is an overwhelming wish for something in particular, I suppose they could try and lure that type of business here.
Tinkerbell April 05, 2013 at 04:59 AM
How about ice cream? REAL ice cream!!!
Glen K Dunbar April 05, 2013 at 11:54 AM
I agree Tinkerbell. I LOVE BR But, to open a Yogurt shop? Nobody eats that stuff really. I don't It is good for you. Why would I eat it?? I will worry about eating healthy if and when I turn 85 or so. Life is short Ladies and Gentlen. Why worry today when you can worry tomorrow insteady. Enjoy life folks. I'd actually like to see a hobby shop there maybe or bakery like the Swiss Chalet use to be. Ahh. what memories. Why do I have to be so old ???
Canaanite April 05, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Le Pain Quotodien is not a bakery, they simply happen to sell some baked goods, but do not have a comprehensive selection. Further, I will never step foot in their store again after I asked for something on the side while dining there and they outright refused siting their rules as a franchise about not being able to modify the menu in any way whatsoever. Even freaking MCDONALD'S is more accomodating, so to hell with Le Pain!!!


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