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Frozen Yogurt Shop Coming to Edmonds

Debbie and Rob Duvall plan to open a shop, just in time for summer.

A few months ago, Debbie Duvall had a revelation.

While visiting her daughter Reilly in California where she attends college, Duvall casually mentioned that the building their family owns at 527 Main Street had recently lost its renters. At the time, the pair was grabbing a snack at a local frozen yogurt shop.

Reilly turned to her mother and suggested that she open a frozen yogurt shop in the recently vacated building. Although Duvall wasn’t sure at first, after discussing it with her husband, the rest of the family was soon on board. Together, Rob and Debbie Duvall opened Revelations Yogurt.

“The name is Revelations Yogurt because it all happened through a series of revelations,” Duvall explained with a laugh.

Endlessly cheerful, with infectious energy, the longtime Edmonds resident is a fourth-generation local business owner. Her mother was a Yost (think Yost Park) and her father owned Ewing electric.

“It just feels so right that I can have a business where my father had a business,” Duvall said.

The Duvall’s other daughter, Devin, is set to manage the shop when it opens. An exact opening date hasn’t been set because of paperwork and planning permits processing with the city of Edmonds, but Duvall projects the shop will open in time for the warm months of summer. She sees it as the perfect place to grab a healthy treat and gather with friends.

“My passion is community," Duvall said, “so what I want the shop to be is a place for sports teams and birthday parties. It’s going to have Wi-Fi and a seating area. I want it to be a meeting place for youth groups, families and teams, a place where people can meet, grab a treat and be comfortable.”

For those not familiar with frozen yogurt shops, this isn’t the stuff you buy at the store in a plastic cup, which Duvall admits some people have questioned her about. Frozen yogurt sometimes does contain yogurt, but it is more like ice cream, comes in a rainbow of flavors and is a healthy alternative to ice cream.

Yogurt Revelations will have various flavors of frozen yogurt available at all times, along with at least one non-dairy option, such as sorbet. They will also offer toppings ranging from fresh fruit to cereal to candy, so there is something for every palette. 

In true Edmonds spirit, giving back to the community is also at the top of Duvall’s business plan. After the shop finds its feet and gets up and running, she plans to provide local nonprofit groups and school arts programs with fundraising opportunities. 

“I feel like I’ve been really blessed in my lifetime and so any kind of group that wants to help out in some way, we want to help them,” Duvall said.

Stay tuned for updates about the opening date of Revelations Yogurt.

Carl Brecht March 30, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Well done,let us. Know of the opening date. Also do you need any help?
Carl Brecht March 30, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Well done,let us know of the opening date. Do you need any help?
Debbie Duvall April 01, 2011 at 06:05 AM
Be sure to Fan Revelations Yogurt on Facebook to find out more! We will try to keep it updated so you can check out our progress, find out about joining Team Rev and have a chance to win free yogurt. The yogurt we serve will be of the highest quality and have the Live and Active Cultures Seal, certifying that it meets the requirements to claim the health benefits of Live & Active Probiotic Cultures. We will have non-fat, low-fat, and dairy free sorbet. It's a delicious source of calcium, low in calories, cholesterol and sodium, and most flavors are gluten free. We can't wait for you to try it, free sampling is always encouraged!!
Gretchen April 01, 2011 at 03:05 PM
Edmonds SO needs a place like this and I know it will be a great success, especially with Debbie at the helm! Chloe and I can't wait for it to open.
Debbie Duvall April 01, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Thanks, Gretchen. I forgot to mention that Rvelations will also have a Party Room in the back for all types of celebrations!
Deanne April 01, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Looking forward to trying it out when it opens! Sheryl has filled us in a few times about it all! Exciting new adventure for your family and we wish you all the best! ~Deanne Merwin
Debbie Duvall April 02, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Thanks, Deanne. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of the Merwin clan!
Debbie O'Brien April 02, 2011 at 10:44 PM
We've been talking about it for weeks and can't wait for it to open! Looking forward to upping our calcium intake! You know Elle will be one of your biggest supporters. Let us know when opening day is so we can get it on the calendar.
Becky Tilbury April 04, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Debbie - with an enthusiast like you involved , Revelations Yogurt is sure to be a success!! What a great way to both serve and give back to the community!! Great Job!! Becky Tilbury
Lynn McCabe April 04, 2011 at 07:34 PM
Can't wait for a great local "treat" place!
Robyn Montgomery April 06, 2011 at 04:10 PM
Can't wait for you to open, all I have to do is go next door for my treats now. I know you will do great at this. Good luck.
Kelly Baker-Yalowicki April 07, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Finally I dont have to go to Alderwood Mall to The Red Mango to get my frozen yogurt fix. My favorite is Original yogurt with mini chocolate chips & fresh strawberries! Can't wait to have you in my home town. Good luck and see you soon......
Marcia Goddard April 23, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Hi Debbie, I just got back from one of many visits to Southern California where I am addicted to frozen yogurt. I have been waiting and waiting for someone to open up a yogurt store and am thrilled you are. My favorite ones are the self serve ones which I am sure you are aware of that are sold by the ounce. It is the RAGE down there. Is that the type of shop you are opening up? On my walk this morning I will have to see exactly where you are!
Debbie Duvall April 23, 2011 at 04:54 PM
Hi Marcia, so good to hear from you! Self Serve is exactly what it will be. It is the only way you, the customer, get exactly what you want, right? There will be ten ever-changing flavors of non fat and low fat yogurt and about thirty toppings, from fresh in season fruits to granola, nuts and candies. I hope that is exactly what you were picturing. We are hoping to open the first of June, so please help spread the word! You can find out more be following us on Facebook. What are you favorite flavors and toppings? Can't wait to see you there!
Marcia Goddard April 23, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Exactly!!! I will be your best customer, rain or shine!!

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