After just six months in operation on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, the owners of Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt have signed a lease for a second location. Snagging the 1,100-square-foot spot (2547 Lorain Ave.) between Bonbon Pastry and Crop Bistro, owner Adrian Bota says he's thrilled to be a part of the neighborhood.
"Piccadilly goes perfectly with the urban movement in Ohio City," he says. "We want to keep the 'burbs for Menchies. Our demographics are young adults."
Bota and his brother Cosmin, Clevelander's by way of Romania, are very familiar with the Ohio City neighborhood. "Both myself and my brother have worked in various stands in the West Side Market," says Bota.
After a stint on Wall Street and a management position with Pfizer, Bota left Manhattan and returned to Cleveland a year and a half ago to start planning for Piccadilly. After opening its doors this past March, the yogurt shop has been very well received, thanks in no small part to its organic and vegan menu items. "We just wanted to start something different," notes Bota.
The Ohio City location will feature a similar design to Coventry, staying as green as possible by utilizing upcycled materials, including tables made from wood salvaged from a Geauga Lake roller coaster. The interior design is being handled by former Cleveland Institute of Art students at Vergez Inc.
The menu will also be consistent with the Coventry shop.
Not known to sit still, the Bota brothers already are scouting locations for new shops in Lakewood and Downtown. "The Heinen's announcement got us very excited about that area," says Bota.
Look for a late October opening for the Ohio City location.