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Wednesday, May 11 2011 12:00 AM
At first we were kind of joking about the weekly yogurt report, but it looks like that’s the reality. Yes, there are another couple of yogurt franchises coming to town. Hong’s Landscape & Nursery owner Ilsik Hong and his brother, Jaesik, are opening a Peachwave Self Serve Frozen Yogurt at 2404 N. Maize Road. That’s across from NewMarket Square in the same building where AT&T and Frozen In Time, A Scrapbook Boutique are.
 
 “I happen to know the people who (are) distributing this yogurt franchise,” Ilsik Hong says.
 
 His brother, who also works at the nursery, will own the yogurt business, but they’ll both operate it.
 
 “He wants to have a side business, so I’m working with him,” Ilsik Hong says.
 
 The nursery is on 31st Street South between Rock and Webb, which Hong says he realizes is a long way from the Peachwave that will be “way out west.”
 
 Once he and his brother get the business open, which should be early July, they’ll leave it to high school and college kids to run, Hong says.
 
 “This is a young (person’s)
business,” he says.
 
 Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.
 
 Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Tammi and Scott Kuthan are opening a Peachwave next to their Doc Green’s at the Waterfront. The Kuthans also plan a west-side Peachwave next year.
 
 Hong isn’t trying the yogurt business out of necessity. He says his nursery business is “fantastic.”
 
 “This year the retail and landscape both are better than the last year.”
 
 Hong and his brother are planning an east-side Peachwave next.
 
Carrie Rengers 

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