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New Restaurant/Learning Center

UrbanFresh recently opened at 73 E. Pennington St., so I stopped in to look around and was greeted—with a lot of enthusiasm—by three lovely ladies. The UrbanFresh tag line is "A Vegucational Experience," and with a plant-based menu, it lives up to the name. The menu includes wraps, salads, smoothies and juice blends. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The restaurant also provides several cooking classes of the vegetarian variety. Stop in or call 792-9355.

Parlour Frozen Yogurt Coming "Soon"

Next to Magpies on Fourth, 605 N. Fourth Ave., is a glass door through which you can see a neon sign that's been taunting me. "Frozen Yogurt," it says in glowing letters. The place looks to be put together well, with a serving area and seats ready for guests. I asked around and was told there had been an in-house tasting recently to finalize things for the opening. An exact date wasn't known, but the ever-popular "soon" was tossed around. So I'm hoping it's the quick "soon" and not the long one. Side note: I like the Magpies remodel. The addition of the indoor/outdoor bar ties it all together.

Another Food Store on Fourth

A banner hanging from the storefront at 210 N. Fourth Ave. reads "Deli-Grocery and Homemade Dinners To Go." It also states that the store is opening in January. But with less than a month to go, the place was still empty. If anyone has any more info, please let me know.

Delectables Offering Breakfast

We've been told countless times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But unless my significant other puts something together for me as I head out the door in the morning, I do without. Which is why I may have missed the news last month that Delectables, 533 N. Fourth Ave. is now serving breakfast starting at 9 a.m. The menu features a number of breakfast classics, such as French toast, plus a few morning cocktails for those with the day off. Check it out at www.delectables.com.

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