After Nearly 10 Years, Kevin Sabin Parts Ways with the yogurt shoppe
By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
A new era has arrived at the yogurt shoppe as Kevin Sabin, who has owned and operated both the Palisades and Brentwood locations for nearly 10 years, is moving on.
Sabin transferred both locations in November 2019 to Palisadians Christine and Adam Wolfson, who have lived in The Highlands for the past five-and-a-half years after a move from New York.
Adam, who had worked in Long Island delis throughout his life, explained to the Palisadian-Post that he and his wife shared three dreams: to move to California, to have a family and to own something of their own, so when the opportunity arose to take over the shoppes, it was a natural fit.
Sabin described them as a “wonderful family,” with three “beautiful” children: Casey (11), Jesse (9) and Jamie (3).
“Nearly a decade ago, I opened the shoppe with one goal: to create a place for our community to gather; a place to mix,” Sabin shared with the Post in mid-December 2019. “I wanted to give back and offer local youth an opportunity to work and be a part of something bigger, all while offering unparalleled product quality and customer service.”
Since opening, the yogurt shoppe has raised nearly $80,000 through happy hour fundraisers to support schools, teams, temples, charities and organizations throughout the community—exceeding Sabin’s expectations.
“Deciding to transfer the business was a difficult decision, but we felt it was time to pass the torch and could not be more pleased to see the Wolfsons at the helm,” Sabin shared. “They will do amazing things as the new owners and will continue to maintain the strong connection that [the shoppe] has to our community.”
Adam promised that longtime community favorite flavors, including vegan peanut butter and chocolate, will not be leaving. In fact, Adam credited Sabin with doing such a good job of creating and running the brand, that the Wolfsons do not plan to make major changes—though they are looking to add a couple of new flavors.
Though ownership has changed hands, Sabin shared that he and his family will still be around—just as loyal customers and consultants to the Wolfsons. Career-wise, Sabin is focusing his attention on commercial real estate endeavors, specializing in multi-family properties throughout the Westside.
“It has truly been a privilege and honor to serve the community and we thank you for your dedication to the yogurt shoppe and the support you’ve given us over the years,” Sabin concluded. “Without you, the yogurt shoppe would not be the local staple it is today.”