The Mix yogurt shop closes in Menlo Park

The Mix, a frozen yogurt "treatery" located at 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park, is closing Friday, Oct. 19. As a last day special, the store will serve medium yogurts in Mix mugs (while they last) as memorabilia.

Owners Jamie Schein and Susannah Albright opened their frozen yogurt shop in 2010. Both women were Menlo Park residents, active in local schools and the community. Ms. Albright moved to Florida in August.

An e-mail from the partners to The Almanac says: "Time has flown by and, as is typical in our fast-paced community, a lot has changed. ... As we evaluated the options for our partnership going forward we received a business offer that we have decided to accept." The women did not divulge information about the new business, but said it was not another yogurt shop.

In the June 2 , 2010, issue of The Almanac, the article "Frozen yogurt face-off" raised the question: "Is this town big enough for four yogurt stores?" The other three: Wildberry at 325 Sharon Park Drive, Miyo Yogurt at 842 Santa Cruz Ave., and Yogurt Stop at 401 El Camino Real.

Kathy Schrenk commented on the Almanac's Facebook page: "Still four in MP": Tutti Frutti, 888 Willow Road in Menlo Park.


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Posted by Kathy Schrenk
a resident of Atherton: other
on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

You forgot Tutti Frutti on Willow! They're also big supporters of Laurel School!!

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Posted by Gern
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Sad to learn this -- The Mix was a family favorite and we certainly patronized the store quite a bit.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Really nice place, very nice employees, sorry to see it go.

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Posted by steppinout
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Adorable place but incredibly small portions - worst of any we've been to on the peninsula!

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Posted by What
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Where is west Menlo Park? Do you mean unincorperated Menlo Park? Or West as opposed to East Manlo Park?

Editor's note: Yes, West Menlo Park is that unincorporated area of Menlo Park.

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Posted by Argh
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Argh ... the end of yet another business we loved. I will miss The Mix. Especially the Original Tart with Raspberry Puree, and Peanut Butter with Heath Bar. I also liked that the staff was all local high school students. Such a sad loss.

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Posted by Yogurt Lover
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

So sad to lose the best yogurt shop in Menlo Park. They had the most healthy delicious yogurt, great variety of flavors and a happy group of employees who worked there! Best of luck, you will be missed!

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Posted by Gretchen
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

So sorry to see this great store close. My kids will miss going there after school. Always such a happy place to see friends and have a yummy snack. Good quality yogurt too.

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Posted by Yogi Man
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Expensive yogurt . . tiny portions . . I'll go to Costco!

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Posted by Jamie and Susannah
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Thanks everyone for your support and patronage of The Mix over the past three years. We have loved being part of this great community. We will be closing at the end of business this Friday the 19th.

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Posted by Nate McKitterick
a resident of Portola Valley: Woodside Highlands
on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Bummed! Only place I know of nearby that had Verve drip coffee. Good luck to the owners and employees.

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