Mayor Tisdahl was on hand Thursday evening to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the new YoFresh Yogurt Cafe at 635 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

The special use permit for the franchise store that lets customers build their own dessert creations was approved by the City Council in May.

The store is located just north of the new Walgreens in the Southport Plaza shopping center.

It’s owned by 40-year Evanston residents Larry and Jean Murphy, who are holding the scissors with the mayor in the photo above.

Jean Murphy says the shop is a fun, family-friendly place with a warm and cozy atmosphere.

She says they plan to hold children, youth and adult activities at the store and partner with local authors, artists and organizations to provide educational entertainment, fun and good conversation.

In addition to frozen yogurt, the shop sells yogurt muffins, biscotti, coffee and other beverages.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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