Today, the Black Bear Frozen Yogurt shop near our house closed its doors. It was the flagship store of a small chain, and provided Joshua and Rachel their first jobs (and valuable experience in customer service). Some of our dear friends were involved in starting the chain, and the enthusiasm and excitement of this new commercial venture (especially in a time when jobs were so scarce) was very refreshing.
The cozy lobby of the store (complete with fireplace and huge bear statue) has served as a favored venue for many informal meetings, birthday parties and even the occasional concert. It was well-patronized by our church and community, and it is sad to see this era of frozen yogurt come to an end.
Rumors swirl about why the store had to close, but apparently the current owners did not (or were not able to) renew the lease on the storefront, and it passed to another company.
We will miss you, Black Bear!
Project 365, Day 207