By Christian Murray
The long-awaited frozen yogurt store at 45-12 Greenpoint Avenue is expected to open next month.
The store, called 4 Squared Flavors, has had a ‘coming soon’ sign draping over its awning for the past six months.
This time, according to co-owner Khalil Nayl, the ‘coming soon’ sign is for real.
“The construction work is mostly done,” Nayl said. “All we have to do is put in some flooring, install the countertops and put up the signage.”
Nayl said that construction has been slow and that he has been trying to get the contractors to pick up the pace. “They are perfectionists,” he said, “so they have been taking their time to get everything done right.”
The store is 2,700 sqf. and will come with a lounge area where customers will be able to sit on couches or at tables. There will be a special area where iPads will be provided, so people can surf the web while they eat their yogurt.
The store walls have already been painted with colors such as pink and green and there have been LED lights, which can change colors, installed throughout.
Nayl said that he will be offering 16 flavors of frozen yogurt. He said that is where the name 4 Squared comes from.
Nayl said that he and his co-owner, David Arifee, plan to open stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Once the pair has three stores, they will try to franchise their business.
However, Nayl said, “My focus right now is on opening this one.”