Curtain Falls On Farrow & Ball, Sweet Frog

Two more popular-but-apparently-not-enough Westport stores have closed.

Farrow & Ball has vacated its Compo Acres spot, near Trader Joe’s. The UK-based paint-and-paper crafts shop’s website now directs customers to Greenwich, or one of the Ring’s End locations.

A year ago, Farrow & Ball’s intriguing window invited a peek inside.

Meanwhile, Sweet Frog has served its last frozen yogurt in the Fresh Market shopping center. The nearest Connecticut location is now Guilford.

Sweet Frog follows Peach Wave and Pinkberry out the Westport door. None of those national chains could cut it here.

So what’s the last frozen yogurt place left?

Top This – an independently owned (aka “mom and pop”) shop. It opened 8 years ago, when frozen yogurt stores were a new concept.

And Top This is downtown — just a few steps from Main Street, near the Post Road bridge.

One success story does not make a trend. On the other hand, they must be doing something right.

(Hat tips: Randall Hammond and Paul Sheldon)

9 responses to “Curtain Falls On Farrow & Ball, Sweet Frog

  1. Jessica Newshel

    So sad to see Sweet Frog go. The owner there was such a lovely person. My daughter had her first taste of ice cream there as a baby and my son played at their open mic night.

    • Elizabeth Thibault

      I was just coming here to say this. They were really the nicest people there, friendly, engaged with the community, and very supportive of the local arts and culture. It’s disappointing to see that they couldn’t make it.

      Dan, were these another example of the situation of the commercial rents rising and local businesses not being able to keep up?

  2. What was the first frozen yogurt place?? It had to be 25 plus years ago. Just can’t think of the name. Thanks

  3. Louise’s Top This Frozen Yogurt was the first make your own yogurt bar, a concept she admired in California. Her place is always clean, the toppings are always fresh, and her yogurt is delicious.

  4. Ca- ching.

  5. Irene Mastriacovo

    let’s see — Top This has a small space, low overhead, great location, friendly service, they keep it simple with the basic Chocolate and Vanilla but they change up the special flavors every so often to keep it interesting and they offer hot soup during the winter. Cheers to you Top This, may you enjoy continued succe$$!

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