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Reader Feedback: Too Many Dessert Places Cropping Up

A recent Patch poll indicates residents think there are too many frozen creameries opening around town.

A recent "Talk Back" poll by Patch about the increasing number of frozen dessert shops doesn’t bode well for new businesses looking to cash in on the public’s love of cold and yummy treats.

Within a few months there'll be eight, yes eight, frozen dessert places to choose from between West Sayville and Bayport. And 66 percent of readers believe that’s too many but 33 percent believe the four communities Patch covers can sustain so many frozen yogurt, Italian ice, ice cream stores.

As one reader wrote, new business can be a boon for communities beyond offering a new option in food and services.

“Berry Fresh has been a great community supporter. They have helped us with several Sylvan Ave PTA fundraisers since opening already. They are also very friendly & the frozen yogurt is yummy. I wish them much continued success,” writes one reader.

Berry Fresh opened a few months ago in Bayport and is slated to open a store in Sayville where the Country Rotisserie was in the Stop and Shop shopping center.

What do you think? If you missed our poll the first time, vote below and give us your feedback.

Judy Mottl June 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Sounds like a great assignment so how about doing your own taste test and blogging on Patch about it!
confectioner June 22, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Judy, Too funny, my waistline can't afford the assignment.
John Schulken June 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I have tried the frozen yogurt stores in the area and Sweet Frog in Sayville is the best by far. Great selection of yogurt and more toppings than I can think of. The topping bar was so neat it looked like I was the first one there and the store was crowded. Great job Sweet Frog.
H. Marx June 23, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Country Rotisserie was a great place, too bad they trashed it when they left, like so many do.
Rich Bernstein September 22, 2012 at 01:04 PM
There is no such thing as too much of a good thing unless you are competing for market share.I think you will find less competitors within a year.The local population Can't support this much frozen dessert.It is top heavy! (pun intended) It is no different than having 6 more cleaning stores.The market will prove it given some time.


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