Antrim based fit-out specialist, Marcon Fit-Out, is celebrating the completion of Northern Ireland’s first frozen yogurt shop.
Spoon Street is a new concept froyo bar, inspired by the frozen yogurt craze that is sweeping America. The new brand is the brainchild of Harry Wang and Katie Waddell who have chosen Ballyhackamore in Belfast as the location of their first outlet. The couple are planning to introduce a number of Spoon Street shops to various locations across the city.
The new concept is already a hit with customers who get to pour their own Froyo from a selection of 16 different flavours and chose from over 40 different toppings! Frozen yogurt has grown in popularity as a health food item that is an alternative to ice-cream.
The owner’s vision for Spoon Street is to provide a real “experience” for their customers. Katie explains; “We wanted to make sure that we created a stunning and creative interior to Spoon Street that has a fun and friendly atmosphere. The personal service from our staff and the quality and variety of our frozen yogurt means that there is something for everyone.”
Harry Wang adds “We spent a lot of time researching frozen yogurt shops right across the USA to ensure that we would be bringing something new and exciting to Northern Ireland. It was vital that we had a leading fit-out partner that would help us realise our vision and we certainly had that in Marcon, who went above and beyond.”
The unit had to be stripped back to its shell and a complete interior fit-out undertaken over a 4 week period. Marcon Fit-Out’s specialist joinery workshop manufactured the bespoke items within the shop which included the counters, seating and the curved ceiling which is one of the many features of Spoon Street.
Ross Mullan from Marcon Fit-Out concludes “We are really pleased with the quality that we have achieved with the interior of Spoon Street. We particularly enjoyed working with a client that wanted to create something really different and was open to suggestions that we had. Spoon Street is a perfect example of where a high quality fit-out, good design and bespoke manufacturing meets imagination, a strong product and a personal service.”
Image Caption above : Harry Wang and Katie Waddell, owners of Spoon Street and Ross Mullan, Marcon Fit-Out at the opening of the new froyo shop in Belfast.