The Shops at Winnifred’s expanding tenant mix includes two new-to-market concepts.

Yay Yogurt and Yuca and BeautyWalker Nail Studio are now open at 1425 Winnifred St.

Yay Yogurt is operating out of a 535-square-foot space. It serves fresh frozen yogurt, with flavors such as blackberry, passion fruit, strawberry and naranjilla — a citrus-based offering. There’s also an Ecuadorian gluten-free cheese bread, known as yuca bread, that is served on its own, topped with nutella, and as a waffle.The restaurant also serves empanadas filled with chicken, beef or spinach and feta cheese.

Jose Tapia is the owner. Yay is open Tuesday through Sunday at 1425 Winnifred St., Suite 116.

BeautyWalker is Charlotte’s first Russian manicure studio. Owner Svetlana Dunaeva offers dry manicures and trendy nail art. She’s snapped up Suite 115 for that 878-square-foot studio. Appointments can be made online.

They’ll be joined in the near future by Bright Eyed Coffee, an offering by Bottle Cap Group. The coffee shop will serve La Colombe Coffee from its space on Winona St.

Bottle Cap is also behind Ink N Ivy in uptown and The Rose Honky Tonk in South End.

Thompson Brock with Thrift Commercial Real Estate Services represented the landlord on the lease transactions.

The Shops at Winnifred has 12,500 square feet of retail space, with tenants such as Boba Baba, Jack and Georgia, and The Brown Sugar Collab. It’s also home to Five 13 Studio, Outlaw Hair Co. and Kika Stretch Studios.

Just three spaces are available for lease. Each is 535 square feet.

Charlotte real estate firm Collett Capital acquired The Winnifred and Shops at The Winnifred for $30.2 million in January 2021. In addition to the retail space, there are 91 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Source: Charlotte Business Journal