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Frozen yogurt shop to open third location in South Point

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Tropical Moon frozen yogurt shop will be opening a new location in South Point, Ohio.

It's going to be located in the Tri-State Crossing shopping center, near Lowe's, said owner Edwin Lake, who already operates shops in downtown Huntington and at Merritts Creek in Barboursville.

Tropical Moon is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, where guests create their own yogurt sundaes, and the price is based on the weight of their creation. Toppings include candy and sweet sauces, as well as healthier choices such as fruit and nuts.

Lake is hoping the new store will be open by the first of March.

"We want to bring a little sunshine and tropics to Ohio," he said. "We've heard from folks from Ashland and Ironton who (are looking forward to it). We wanted to head west, and this was our next stop."

CHAMBER VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON: The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon is coming up Friday, Jan. 25. It's planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Guyan Golf & Country Club at 5450 U.S. 60 East, and it's sponsored by Chesapeake Energy.

At the event, the Chamber will recognize some of the many individuals who help in efforts to strengthen the business community and improve the economic climate throughout the region. Awards, including the Volunteer of the Year, will be presented. Outgoing Chamber committee chairs and board members will also be recognized, and the Young Professionals Committee will present its second annual Huntington awards at this event.

Cost is $25 per person; $200 for a table of six. Lunch is included. To make a reservation or learn more, contact the Chamber at (304) 525-5131.

BOB EVANS RESTAURANTS: Bob Evans Farms Inc. announced Thursday a new, comprehensive focus on healthful choices for its guests and its employees, ranging from new menu options to a new tobacco-free workplace.

Guests looking to make more healthful choices in the New Year will find new options on the Bob Evans menu, including new three-course dinners under 450 calories. For a limited time, Bob Evans guests can create a complete, custom three-course meal with starter, entrée and dessert - all for fewer than 450 calories. Guests with dietary restrictions can also enjoy a new gluten-free menu.

Bob Evans -- founded across the Ohio River in Rio Grande, Ohio -- also is partnering with the National Restaurant Association to offer the Kids LiveWell program. It aims to help parents quickly identify healthful menu items for children, with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy. The Kids LiveWell program, gluten-free menu and new "3-Course Dinners" will be available in all restaurants on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.