by Sara 

New biz in the Village- update


There are a couple of new attractions coming to “downtown” Magnolia this summer- here’s what we’ve heard…
Menchie's Magnolia

UPDATE 6/30/12? Menchie?s to Open July 7
By reporter Steven Smalley
It?s?official, Moms, dads, seniors, and kids are all invited to Menchie?s grand opening in the Village a week from Saturday. The ribbon cutting festivities begin at 11A.M. with all manner of goodies to be given away. Along with prizes and a visit by the Menchie Man, the first 100 to enter the store will receive a free T-shirt. In case you haven?t visited the other Menchie?s around town, the franchise, owned by long-time Magnolia residents Joe Sauvage, his wife Missy, Scott Baklenko and his wife Jen, offers self-serve, frozen yogurt with all imaginable toppings. Plus, if you have dietary restrictions, they have you covered with no sugar-added, gluten free, and low-fat menu offerings.
?We are the healthy alternative to frozen desserts,? says Baklenko, in an interview with Magnolia Voice. ?We cover the entire spectrum of dietary needs.? He?adds, ?Our wives, our families, and our kids all love the product, and
we thought we?d bring it here to Magnolia.?
Eight frozen yogurt machines dispense 16 flavors to which you can add any part of 40 toppings ? from fresh fruit to gum drops. ?You build your own dessert, and that is the fun part of it,? says Baklenko.
Although fully staffed for the summer, those interested in employment can go to, to submit an application and resume. All submissions come directly to the Magnolia store. Families of Magnolia athletes already thank the newest Menchie?s for sponsoring two softball and two baseball teams. The store owners are involved in the community even before the doors open.

Menchie’s- the corporate office says it will open in a month and a half,?but word on the street is that we will have fro yo in Magnolia by the end of June.? MV is working hard to get the exact opening date!
PJ’s Paws and Claws retail shop is closing, and they have sold their?grooming salon. Magnolia Paw Spa is now right next to?Queen Margherita.? Don’t worry- the original groomers are still there. Welcome Magnolia Paw Spa!

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  1. A clothes shop for the under-50s in Magnolia, at last!? Chloe and Dillon have some nice stuff, but they’re?expensive.? If the new place is a little cheaper then I could be tempted in.

  2. Menchies will open on July 7th so say the workers who were in the building training today. ?Sign on the door says training going on inside for the opening soon. ?

  3. Menchies GRAND OPENING is July 7th.

    Festivities begin with ribbon cutting at 11AM

    FIrst 100 in the door receive free t-shirts, balls, hats, lunch bags and dodge balls

    Line up is expected and there will be good times for all….Balloons, face painting and photos with Menchie Man!!!

  4. Congrats Baklenko’s ~ leave it to the Californians to bring this to Magnolia…we will be back in August permanently to join you!

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