Meet Cosmin Bota – Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt
Owners: Cosmin Bota and Adrian Bota
(Adrian is pictured in the Coventry group photo below)
Established in Coventry Village: April, 2013
# Of Staff: 11
Q. Tell us about Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt. What do you offer? What makes it unique?
A. Dairy organic and vegan organic self-serve frozen yogurt. We offer over 45 toppings, including fresh fruit from the West Side Market. We are a family business. Locally owned and operated. We started this business because we wanted to offer organic and local frozen yogurt. Dessert can be and is now healthier.
Q. Why is Coventry Village the ideal location for your business?
A. Great Community, great people, and great for local business.
Q. Tell us something that most people don’t know about you or your family.
A. Most people don’t know that I am from Romania and that i am so grateful to be an American citizen. My parents sacrificed a lot for our family to be here and I know they did it for us kids (5 kids in our family.)
We have crossed borders by foot, been in jail in Hungary, lived in refugee camps, and lived without our mom for 1.5 years. This was part of my life until age 9, when I came to this country. What on honor to be here. I am thankful!
Q. What did you want to be when you were growing up?.
A. I wanted to be a pilot but my mom said that I would always be gone from home. I changed my mind because family is very important to me.
Q. Share something unique about your spot on Coventry.
A. The Piccadilly location on Coventry was the original spot for the Grog Shop. I kept the old front door and turned it into a table that our customers can use and think back of when they would come to the Grog a long time ago. There is a lot of history in Coventry Village and we don’t want to forget it.
Q. Do you have any special offerings this holiday season?
A. Piccadilly offers catering. We also host holiday parties in shop. It’s a warm environment for your holiday gathering.
Thanks to Cosmin for taking the time to share with us. Check back here tomorrow or become a fan of our Facebook page right now. Each weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.
Photos by Suzuran Photography. Copyright Coventry Village Special Improvement District & Suzuran Photography.