Story by Abby Siegel, Contributing writer
Yogurt Your Weigh will lock their doors for the final time at 9 p.m. Oct. 31.
The local business made this “bittersweet” decision because of the growth in their family, owners Kara and Chad Canerdy said. When they opened their doors three years ago they only had one young child.
Now, they have three.
“At this point in time we need to focus more on them,” Kara Canerdy said. “Raising kids requires a whole lot more attention.”
Canerdy said her daughters loved being at Yogurt Your Weigh, but always cried when her and her husband would have to leave for work, which influenced their decision to close the business. They haven’t decided if they will reopen the business when their girls are older.
The Canerdys opened the business in 2012 because they thought it would be a fun addition to the college town of Murray.
Murray State students shared their affinity for the business, voting it the best ice cream/yogurt in Murray for the 2014-15 academic year in The Murray State News‘ annual Best of Murray.
In addition to frozen yogurt the business sold sandwiches, bubble tea and protein shakes.
Kaylee Williams, sophomore from Murray, has worked at Yogurt Your Weigh since it opened.
“We have become like a family,” Williams said.
She said when they heard the news they cried.
“This is the best place I have ever worked,” she said.
Students Harlee Spencer, junior from Millstadt, Illinois and Adam Oestman, sophomore from Mariestad, Sweden enjoyed going to Yogurt Your Weigh together because of the many toppings they could choose from that satisfied them both.
Oestman’s favorite topping was nuts and gummy worms; Spencer said she loved the Heath Bar and Kit Kats.
Spencer remembers the time she went with Oestman after class and offered to pay.
“Adam had picked out six dollars worth of goodies,” Spencer said, “and I only got three!”
They enjoyed the convenient location, environment and many options they had.
“I liked that you could either be healthy or not care about it and go all in and get all the toppings,” Oestman said.
“It will be greatly missed,” Spencer said.