• Frozen dessert concept opens second local shop with eye on expansion

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A frozen dessert shop known for serving up “gelato on a stick” has opened a second location in the Charlotte market.

    [Popular ice cream shop heading to Park Road Shopping Center]

    Popbar recently added an 800-square-foot store in Concord Mills, about 17 miles northeast of uptown Charlotte. The shop, across from Sunglass Hut in the Concord mall, joins the area’s first Popbar location, which opened in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood in late 2016. 

    The Concord store is operated by franchisee Dr. Raghava Induru, who is eyeing Davidson for his second location, said Popbar co-founder Reuben BenJehuda. While a specific site hasn’t yet been nailed down, the current plan is to open there in 2020, BenJehuda said.

    “Charlotte has all the right ingredients for us to be successful,” said BenJehuda, referencing the area’s favorable weather patterns and disposable personal income.

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