Fro-No: Red Mango on Allen Street is Closed for the Duration

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 at 5:15 am by
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Mass market fro-yo really is going the way of the Dodo. Pinkberry and 16 Handles are both losing retail spaces across town. Red Mango, too, it seems.

The four-and-a-half-year-old Red Mango at 145 Allen Street has been silent for the last free weeks. Roll-down security gates are drawn during the stated business hours and calls to the establishment go unanswered. Nor is there any mention of the closure – temporary or otherwise – to the community at large. The smart money has it that this franchise is a goner.

For what it’s worth, though, the fro-yo machinery is seemingly untouched and still holds court.

Perhaps the closure (if permanent) has something to do with the arrested nature of the Allen Street Hotel across the street. That development likely factored into plans for this outpost, banking on well-coined foot traffic to line its proverbial pockets.

We’ll see what happens.

And just in case you forgot, here’s a reminder what 145 Allen looked like pre-2011…

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Mi Pueblo bodega, February 2011

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