Neighbors who frequent the Starbucks in Hillcrest Village at Hillcrest and Arapaho may have noticed the sign for a new sweet shop coming in next door. Alpine Ice Cream and Yogurt is set to open by July 15.
The independently owned shop will offer soft serve yogurt and ice cream as well as milkshakes in a variety of flavors. There’s also a food menu of snacks, including personal pizzas, chicken wings, hot dogs, french fries and cheese fries.
Recently, we’ve had a few frozen yogurt shops move into the area, including Zinga and Sweet Frog. Alpine owner Bob Kuminski of Frisco says that unlike most frozen yogurt shops, his concept is not self-serve. There will be three set sizes and prices for yogurt to avoid what he calls “yogurt sticker shock.”
“I see frozen yogurt places come and go because people are paying too much,” Kuminski says.
He says customers often end up paying around $7 for a large. He hasn’t settled on his price point yet but expects it to be more around $4 for the largest size.
At Alpine, Kuminski merges three concepts – frozen yogurt, ice cream and food. He plans to open a second location in Frisco by Aug. 1.