Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt closes in Short Pump, Mechanicsville

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
A sign on the door of a Short Pump Menchie’s says the shop closed last week. (PHOTO: Burl Rolett)

A sign on the door of a Short Pump Menchie’s says the shop closed last week. (PHOTO: Burl Rolett)

SHORT PUMP, Va. —  A frozen yogurt operator has shut down two of its area stores.

The Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt franchises in Short Pump and Mechanicsville closed this month.

The Short Pump store was at 11761 W. Broad St. in the Shoppes at Westgate. The Mechanicsville store operated at 9369 Atlee Road in Rutland Commons.

A sign on the door at the Westgate location said the business closed on Aug. 18.

“Thank you for the support the past two years,” the sign read.

The Mechanicsville location closed Aug. 7.

Both franchises were owned by Jay Ashcraft, who could not be reached for comment. A message left for Menchie’s corporate was not returned by press time.

The closings leave just one Menchie’s in the Richmond market on Laburnum Avenue in White Oak Village.

Read more about the closings on RichmondBizSense.