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Greensburg yogurt cafe is closer to reality

| Thursday, July 25, 2013, 8:34 p.m.

John Patun of Unity believes he has the tasty treat that Greensburg-area residents want.

Patun wants to open Frozen Fusion Yogurt Cafe in the Greensburg Shopping Center on East Pittsburgh Street.

“I'm excited to open here in my hometown and put smiles on people's faces,” Patun said.

Greensburg's Historic and Architectural Review Board recommended on Tuesday that City Council approve a sign for the business.

Patun proposes opening the business in the storefront where Pizza Siena had been prior to its move to another site in the complex.

Patun's business will offer self-serve frozen yogurt from five machines.

A customer will grab a cup, fill it with up to 10 different flavors, then add such toppings as nuts, candy and syrup, Patun said.

Price will be determined by the weight, he said.

Patun explained he was looking for a business opportunity and believed the frozen yogurt enterprise presented a fresh product for the area.

“I thought it would be an excellent idea to present a tasty product that's a healthy alternative to ice cream,” Patun said.

Patun, who said he worked for the computer chip manufacturer Intel for 12 years, said the yogurt business will be his first as an owner.

“This is the first one, with hopes of opening up multiple locations down the road,” said Patun, who moved back to Westmoreland County recently.

He hopes to open the Greensburg business in October. The establishment will serve customers year-round.

Flavors will vary, and the products will include nondairy, nongluten and no-sugar-added choices, Patun said.

“I'm really focused on having something for everybody, especially with today's allergies,” Patun said.

In other matters, the city board recommended city council approved facade changes proposed by DiCesare Investment Group at 116 E. Pittsburgh St., and a sign for Gregory Henderson's Comrades Barber Shop at 613 S. Main St.

Council is expected to vote on the facade improvements and signs on Aug. 12.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or bstiles@tribweb.com.

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