Biz Buzz: Yogurt shop opens; Bead store returns
by TP staff
Feb 08, 2013 | 3288 views | 12 12 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Serve yourself tasty treats

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will open Friday, Feb. 1, in the Safeway shopping center.

Menchie’s will offer more than 100 yogurt flavors on a rotating basis along with 70 different toppings. Among the offerings will be nonfat, low-fat, no sugar added, kosher and dairy-free sorbets.

The 1888 W. 11th St. shop is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

For information: 229 1998 or www.menchies.com.



Bead store returns downtown

Ria Mia Beads returned to downtown Tracy on Jan. 19 after a two-year absence.

Owners Maria Teague and her mother, Mary Lou Medel, are back with them everything a jewelry-making hobbyist could imagine.

In addition to hundreds of beads to choose from, Ria Mia Beads also offers creative accessories and ready-to-wear pieces from local artists.

The 33 W. 10th St. business is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information: 835-4111 or www.riamiabeads.com.

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backinblack
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February 14, 2013
LMLM, You're right and sorry for not including the caveat I normally use when commenting about the obesity problem in this country. I realize some people are overweight due to medical issues and I usually reference and exclude them from my opinion on the subject.
backinblack
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February 09, 2013
CR, Do you ever have anything positive to write? By the way that's a rhetorical question.

LMLM, McDonalds nor any other fast food place is responsible for the obesity epidemic in this country. Anyone who's obese or generally out of shape has only one person to blame, the person can be found by looking in the mirror.

I don't mean to offend anyone and this is not directed at you, but it sure seems most of the people who complain about places like McDonalds are overweight or have kids who are overweight. The ones complaining about the obesity problem are the ones like me who bust their backsides to stay in shape by working out and eating right. Now thanks to Obama the out of shape people who put the most strain on the healthcare & health insurance industry are going to get a free ride on the backs of us who put in the work to not be a strain on the system.

By the way, I love double quarter pounders with cheese and EL Fudge cookies, however, I only indulge occasionally. As with the gun debate currently going on, it all comes back to we the people. It's not guns, it's not McDonalds, it's we the people who are the problem. Unfortunately no politician has the guts to say it.
monsterdad3k
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February 09, 2013
Well there are places to spend it like Ross, Marshall's, JCP, Target, Sears, Walmart and the Macy's everyone wanted for better quality clothing. Stores most everytown has. If your looking for stuff like Forever 21, American Eagle and Aeropostale then it's off to the bigger city malls for you. Tracy is a farm town and a bedroom community for Bay Area employers. It is what it is and there aren't any high end mall stores coming here other than Macy's any time soon.

Make the best of it or be prepared to put some miles on your vehicle.

Trader Joes doesn't like something about the demographics in Tracy. Don't see that happening here sorry to say.
Citizenpost
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February 09, 2013
I agree Tracy, was built as a farm town, now a commuting town. We do have many stores but we are limited in to the top brands, so as you said either order off line or go to a mall in Pleasanton or Modesto. As with Trader Joes, it is amazing they have not built one closer since we keep getting their add in our mail box. The closest one I now of is in Livermore. So the very bottom line as you said if you don't like the shopping here either order online or go to a bigger mall.
Sneaky
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February 09, 2013
Never even heard of Forever 21, American Eagle or Aeropostale. How are their clothes different from the ones in Ross, Marhalls, etc? I assume they all sell clothing that serves more or less the same function.

A trader joes would be ok. Not sure if I would shop there or not but plenty of folks seem to want one. I did shop in one in San Jose once but dont really see why some folks seem to be obsessed with it. Any supermarket has a much wider selection of groceries at similar prices.
ChrisRoberts
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February 08, 2013
Tracy California, where small business COMES TO DIE.

This place will not last 2 years. Tracyites don't have the money or taste for yogurt found outside baskin robins or where ever.

Welcome to chain-restaurant redneck ville. Where we have like 5 mcdonald's.
1219tracy
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February 08, 2013
Well, actually, there are only 3 McDonalds. There are other yogurt shops, like Chillaberries, that are doing quite well and have been around for more than 2 years. Most Tracyites I know have money, there just isn't anyplace in town to spend it. Tracy needs better clothes stores, shoe stores...Tracy needs to keep the money here and not let it go to other cities.
Sneaky
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February 09, 2013
1219,

I am trying to understand this claim I keep seeing that there isnt any place in town to spend money. My wife and kids and I have been here 8 years and have never needed to go out of town to buy anything. We have numerous stores that sell clothing and shoes; Penny's, Macys, Target, Walmart, Costco, Oshkosh and Levi outlets, limited, pacsun, rue21 among others. Those would seem to meet anyone's needs. The list includes some aimed at teens, some for the economically challenged, those for your typical adult (Penny's), one for the rich folks (Macy's). How many more, or what more, is needed?
Sneaky
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February 09, 2013
I dont know about Tracyites in general but I rarely if ever drop money in places like a frozen yogurt shop. While I am far from poor it just seems like a ripoff given that I can buy frozen yogurt in the freezer section for much less.

The plethora of chain restaurants is amazing for a small town and I dont see how they are supported by a small population like ours but I guess someone must be going there. I go to a fast food place maybe once a year and I guess I assume most folks are similar.
Citizenpost
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February 08, 2013
The frozen yogurt shop, is actually in the Savemart shopping center, not Safeway.


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