Following last week’s closure of Pinkberry in the North End, the decline of yogurt shops in the Greater Boston Area continues with another closure. Orange Leaf is now on its way out of Somerville’s Davis Square after a five-year tenure, closing for good at the end of the day Friday, September 30, according to a post on the frozen yogurt spot’s Facebook page. (A post on the Davis Square LiveJournal community notes that everything is discounted 50% today.)
Orange Leaf shared a farewell message with patrons:
With sad hearts and after five amazing years our lease has come up. So tonight we close our doors and say goodbye to some amazing guests. We hope our legacy will live on in your hearts
There are also reports on LiveJournal and Facebook that iYo Bistro, another Davis Square spot that serves frozen yogurt, has closed. The eatery previously went by the name iYo Cafe but closed briefly last winter and reopened in January with an updated concept. Eater has not been able to reach anyone at the shop to confirm this closure; stay tuned for updates.
If it is not closing, iYo will be the last vestige of a once-large froyo presence in Davis Square, including a Pinkberry that closed in 2015. That Pinkberry gave way to a hot pot spot that has since closed and become home to a new Japanese restaurant, OGinger.
Hit up the tipline with any other froyo intel.
• iYo Cafe Reopens in Davis Square as iYo Bistro [EBOS]
• Apparently Three Froyo Places Were Indeed Too Much for Davis Square [EBOS]