Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita’s last remaining Orange Leaf near Warren has closed

The sign is gone from the Orange Leaf at 21st and Tyler.
The sign is gone from the Orange Leaf at 21st and Tyler. The Wichita Eagle

And then there were none.

Wichita’s last remaining Orange Leaf frozen yogurt store at 21st and Tyler has closed, just a little more than a month after the second-to-last one closed. The sign has been removed from the building, which sits just in front of the west-side Warren Theatre. The furniture inside is mostly gone, and contents are boxed up.

I’ve left a message with franchisee Jeff Finnell, who closed his store at 119th and Maple in September, saying he was going to focus his efforts on the 21st and Tyler store.

Finnell opened the 21st and Tyler location in 2010 and the 119th and Maple store in 2011.

At the height of the self-serve froyo craze, Wichita had four Orange Leaf stores, including shops at 7730 E. 37th St. North and 11414 E. Central. (A former Orange Leaf manager opened her own frozen yogurt store, Pippy’s, earlier this year in the vacant east Central Orange Leaf space.)

Several other frozen yogurt stores also have closed over the years, including Peachwave’s west side store, and CherryBerry on the west side.

I’ll let you know if I hear back from Finnell.

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