GREENBRIER — Business is jumping in Greenbrier with the opening of two new businesses — Sweetberry Frozen Yogurt and Barto-Lotta Burger. Both made their grand openings the same week.
Tonia and Jackie Barrett, a mother-daughter team, own and manage Sweetberry’s, a new long-awaited yogurt shop in the mall next door to Fred’s. The signs have been up for weeks that it was coming, and it was worth the wait.
With a fresh peach and lime-green décor inside and tables for seating, the sweet shop invites you to help yourself to their many treats. Sit and enjoy your special selections from 15 frozen yogurts and more than 45 dry and cold toppings.
You’re welcome to mix any or all at only 39 cents per ounce. They also serve hot and cold drinks with special coffees and hot chocolates while you watch your favorite television program or enjoy WiFi access. With its café atmosphere, they even offer outside heated seating, which will be especially fun as the weather lets up a little.
Daughter, Jackie, has wanted to do this for a few years after she visited California, where these shops are not a new idea. She is currently attending the University of Central Arkansas for an elementary education degree and will manage the store with the help of her Mom, Tonia.
They plan to support local church and school activities by having special nights where a percentage of their profits will be donated, such as a "baseball night" or a "football night" or a special youth group. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday/Saturday until 10:00 p.m. and located at 57 South Broadview.
Barto-Lotta Burger is Greenbrier’s newest eatery, serving fresh gourmet burgers to order and to your specifications. French fries are cut fresh daily.
They are also a family owned and run business. They opened with a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on the south end of Greenbrier in Springhill. Owner, Sam Bartolotta, plans on opening other locations if this one takes off as anticipated.
Although burgers of all kinds are their specialty — such as an Italian burger, barbecue burger, Jamaican burger and even a quite popular turkey burger — they have chicken strip dinners and salads available too. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 until 8 p.m. except they close at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Their dining room will seat 80, located in the renovated Green Cow building located at 655 Highway 65 North.
Many have asked about the progress on the new Harp’s Food Center. Their tentative grand opening date is set for March 16, 2011.