This is what gentrification looks like, via Wikimedia Commons
HPS reports that Thrifty Liquidators, formerly one of South Slope’s many semi-interchangable discount stores, is being replaced with…wait for it…a new frozen yogurt place.
But don’t we already have a frozen yogurt place?, one might ask. And to them, I would say no, no we do not have a frozen yogurt place. We in fact have four frozen yogurt places. But four frozen yogurt places cannot, apparently, satiate our need for the stuff, which we are re-embracing with the fervor of early 90s mall-goers.
It is true that so far, the yogurt craze has mainly centered in North Slope. Our Southern brethren have been stuck trekking 10 or 15 blocks north — often more — to get their fix. But no more: the new place will be on 5th between 11th and 12th Streets, a whole 8 blocks from the current southernmost option.
Can South Slope sustain it? HPS seems to think so: “while it may not be the most creative or necessary move, I’m sure it’ll get plenty of business.” After all, the neighborhood cannot live on beer and retro cocktails alone.