Two New Sweet Shops Open in Williston | VideoEvan Kruegel | 2/12/2013
"Well, we have six machines and they have two flavors per machine, plus a mix in the middle, so we have 18. But people are putting five, six, seven different flavors in there", said owner Cam Holt.
It doesn`t stop there.
"We`ve got 60 to 70 toppings, everything from Nerds and gummy bears, to Snicker bars to strawberries and blueberries and bananas so we have a little bit of everything."
Stuck calculating the math? It adds up to over 1,000 different options for how you want to mix and match. After filling up your cup, you weigh and pay at the register.
"It`s a pay by the weight, so we`re at 55 cents an ounce. So you can come in and get two ounces of yogurt or two pounds of yogurt, whatever you feel like."
In just a matter of days, sweet lovers will have another new option downtown. Go Go Donuts plans on opening later this week, as early as Valentines Day, if possible.
"Very excited, canít wait to get the donut shop open. We`ve been here since May, and due to a lot of issues that everybody else faces in town, we have had to push back our opening several months. But we`re ready, and we`re itching to go."
The store will open at 4:00 every morning and stay open until 4:00 in the afternoon. They`ll serve numerous types of home-made donuts, plus a large selection of coffees and cappuccinos. Owners say they came to town last spring, looking at the possibility of opening the store.
"Checking around, we found around 10 different restaurants total but no donut shops. And we thought a town of 35,000 people needed a donut shop!"
Just like Three Amigos, Go Go Donuts will supply housing for all of its employees. But Colburn won`t be looking for employees right away in Williston.
"Our biggest issue is employment, so on that end we`ve decided to use just family labor at first. So all of or family is moving from California up here, and we plan on being here for many years to come."
While restaurant growth has been slow to develop, these two new stores will provide numerous options for residents looking to get their sweet tooth fix.