Yogurt Shoppe Serves Up Spotless Sidewalks

Kevin Sabin, a 13-year resident of Pacific Palisades who opened the yogurt shoppe on Swarthmore nearly four years ago, is really cleaning up – the streets, that is.

Armed with a new power washer, Sabin along with new business partner Mitch Burmeister, is spearheading a new endeavor called “Adopt a Street” to clean the sidewalks of the Village, starting with the sidewalks in front of the yogurt shoppe.

The yogurt shoppe owner Kevin Sabin power washes the sidewalk as part of his new “Adopt a Street” program.             Photo courtesy of Kevin Sabin
The yogurt shoppe owner Kevin Sabin power washes the sidewalk as part of his new “Adopt a Street” program.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Sabin

Sabin said he was inspired by a “2 Cents” entry in the Oct. 23 issue of the Palisadian-Post called “Sad Sidewalks,” in which the writer lamented the “filthy” sidewalks in the Village.

Sabin took this to heart and began the “Adopt a Street” program to personally clean the sidewalks from Beech Street Café to Juice Crafters on Antioch once a month, and more often if needed. He and Burmeister scrubbed the sidewalks at 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 1 for the first time.

“I opened the store because I have a passion for giving back to the community,” Sabin said. “For me the yogurt shoppe is like my higher purpose.”

Other businesses interested in borrowing the power washer can call (310) 459-0088 and ask for Mitch.