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Melt Frozen Yogurt: meltdown

Fans said goodbye to Mountlake Terrace’s only frozen yogurt store, Melt Waffle and Frozen Yogurt, when it closed for good in late August.

Just blocks from MTHS on 212th St SW, the location seemed like the ideal place for people, especially teens at MTHS, to spend money and enjoy a new take to “FroYo” by adding a waffle.

However, Melt did not impress all. Some teens, like junior Jack Pearce, didn’t like Melt’s prices. Pearce thought one of the reasons Melt went out of business was because “the prices [at Melt] are high.” Other teens, like freshman Kristian Suzara, just didn’t like what Melt had to offer. “I tried their product before and it wasn’t that good,” Suzara said.

Several other local FroYo destinations, including Menchies, Revelations, Red Mango, and TCBY, created huge competition for Melt. Fans said goodbye to Mountlake Terrace’s only frozen yogurt store, Melt Waffle and Frozen Yogurt, when it closed for good in late August. Just blocks from MTHS on 212th St SW, the location seemed like the ideal place for people, especially teens at MTHS, to spend money and enjoy a new take to “FroYo” by adding a waffle.

However, Melt did not impress all. Some teens, like junior Jack Pearce, didn’t like Melt’s prices. Pearce thought one of the reasons Melt went out of business was because “the prices [at Melt] are high.” Other teens, like freshman Kristian Suzara, just didn’t like what Melt had to offer. “I tried their product before and it wasn’t that good,” Suzara said.

Several other local FroYo destinations, including Menchies, Revelations, Red Mango, and TCBY, created huge competition for Melt.

Many teens had already picked their favorite FroYo before newcomer Melt opened their doors. ’”I know that a lot of people prefer Menchies [over Melt],” senior Jade Roque said. Still, Melt was the only store offering frozen yogurt in Mountlake Terrace and was by far the closest to MTHS.

Melt announced in early July that it was under new ownership. The new owners announced several changes on their Facebook page, including the elimination of some options, which received mixed reviews from Facebook fans. Originally, Melt offered several flavors of frozen yogurt atop a pearl- sugar waffle with many toppings and sauces available.

When the new owners took over in July, the waffle became a bowl, and the option of having a waffle on the side was no longer available.

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Since its closing, Melt has deleted their Facebook page and their website has been taken down. Their website simply reads, “Melt Waffle and Frozen Yogurt is closed. We appreciate your patronage and wish you well.” Activities/Athletics Director Kim Stewart said the news of Melt closing came as a shock. Stewart’s wife was a big fan of Melt and was saddened to learn the news. “I wish they would have warned us because my wife was sort of upset,” Stewart said.

Sept. 3 would have been Melt’s one year anniversary.

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Nick Fiorillo, Editor-in-Chief

Nick Fiorillo is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye and thehawkeye.org. This is Nick's second year of serving as editor. Last year, he led the Hawkeye in one of the organization's most dramatic transformations in decades, replacing the broadsheet newspaper with a feature based newsmagazine and an emphasis on online content.

Prior to serving as editor-in-chief, Nick was the local news editor during his sophomore year and was a staff reporter during his freshman year.

Nick was named as the 2014 Free Spirit Scholar from Washington state, and traveled to Washington, D.C. as the Washington state delegate to the 2014 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. He has received several state and national awards for journalism, including several JEA National Write-off Competition Awards. He was recently awarded the rating of "Superior" for Editorial Writing at the Spring 2014 JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Conference in San Diego, Calif.

His interests include journalism, politics, public policy, law and education. He plans on attending a four-year university and majoring in political science and social policy.

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