Brookfield OKs outdoor seating for Yo Mama Yogurt

March 27, 2012

Frozen yogurt and a summer breeze are coming to the Ruby Isle shopping center.

Yo Mama Yogurt has taken the place of That Coffee Place, and on Monday, the city of Brookfield Plan Commission approved making the drive-through into an outdoor seating area.

The Common Council has already approved the code changes to accommodate the business change and the remodel began back in January for Yo Mama.

Rebecca and Scott Berger opened a Yo Mama Yogurt in Wauwatosa last summer with rousing success thanks to a hot summer. The Brookfield family is now opening a location in Brookfield, a plan that has been met with unanimous approval from Brookfield city officials, particularly Alderman Scott Berg.

Berg made a special trip to the commission meeting to support the plans, saying he'd been to the Wauwatosa store several times and the product "passed with flying colors." He also supported the idea of having outdoor seating, providing a place he said families and residents could come consistently and enjoy themselves.

"Brookfield is not a rigid, by-the-book place," he told the commission.

"If people don't believe that, we can invite them for a cone of chocolate."

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