JESSICA HARJA | THE DAILY EVERGREEN
This article was updated to add the specific street address for the current location of Sweet Mutiny.
A local yogurt and dessert shop moved locations this summer and will host its grand reopening on Friday and Saturday.
Katie Esler, Sweet Mutiny general manager and WSU graduate, said she would work during the grand reopening of the shop which will be on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The shop will be relocated to unit one in the same building on 1195 SE Bishop Boulevard.
Jenna Rode, Sweet Mutiny co-owner, said the grand reopening will feature promotions such as buy-two-get-one-free for frozen yogurt and cupcakes as well as discounts on giant cookies and gourmet marshmallows.
Rode said there will also be a promotion available via social media where customers can tag Sweet Mutiny in a picture to receive free frozen yogurt on their next visit.
She said the new shop location has been decorated to be more family friendly. She said the shop will follow the pirate theme of its logo.
“The other space was pretty industrial feeling and we wanted it to be a little bit warmer,” Rode said. “It’s got more of the vibe we are hoping for.”
She said the shop has moved into a different suite but remains in the same building.
“We moved from the south end of the building to the north end of the building,” Rode said.
She said the shop moved locations for fiscal reasons and for a change in environment.
“The cost of doing business in Pullman is quite high,” she said. “So we moved locations to get into a smaller space to save money on the lease cost.”
Rode said she and her husband, also a co-owner, had been working on relocating since July 2018, which was only a month after they purchased the shop from the original owners.
She said the new location went under renovation after the previous occupants left the space in December. She said the shop was closed for two days before reopening in the new location.
Esler said the physical move began around two months ago. She said the hardest part of relocating was moving the equipment from the old space to the new one.
“The original people who built the store kind of knew what they were going for,” she said. “They put the fridges in and then built the walls around it.”
Esler said the final stages of the relocation included organizing the new space and having the Whitman County Health inspectors approval to reopen.
“We really just to make sure the customers are coming into a clean and functional shop,” she said. “And not in the middle of a construction zone.”
Esler said the smaller space of the new shop has lead to the staff trying out new procedures to maximize efficiency.
“With it being a smaller space, it has taken a little bit more patience and organization skills on my part on trying to get this place functioning like we would,” she said.