Chillbox Hits a Grand Slam on Opening Day 2016!

Greek Frozen Yogurt Teams Up with the East Village Association at PETCO Park


San Diego, CA. April 5, 2916 – Chillbox, the largest Greek frozen yogurt retailer in the European market, knocked it out of the park Monday, April 4, at the Padres vs. Dodgers Season Opener and East Village Block Party, opening its doors in San Diego’s largest urban neighborhood, just steps away from PETCO Park.

“Chillbox was thrilled to kick off baseball season in partnership with the East Village Association (EVA) and dozens of other local businesses to debut its signature, all-natural Greek Frozen Yogurt for the first time ever on the West Coast,” said Georgette Kakridas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Chillbox California Corporate team. “The EVA’s dedicated staff and volunteers, has been a tremendous resource for our company,” Kakridas added. “Chillbox may be opening its doors for the first time in the East Village, but it already feels like home.”

Chillbox, located in Downtown San Diego’s East Village community at 214 Park Blvd, joined up with local craft breweries such as Stone Brewing and Monkey Paw, live DJ’s, San Diego’s famous food trucks, and local East Village restaurants, to celebrate the launch of its first California Flagship store on Padres Opening Day. Chillbox was represented by over 30 business associates, community allies, and friends, during the season opener, reaching over 25,000 local residents and visiting guests with its promotional launch.

“Chillbox is a welcomed addition to the East Village’s hip, livable urban village and a perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit EVA is committed to cultivating and growing throughout the district,” said David Hazan, Board President of the East Village Association. “We were delighted that Chillbox chose to coordinate its West Coast Grand Opening with EVA’s 6th Annual Opening Day Block party, and we look forward to continuing to help Chillbox connect with the East Village community.”

In addition to distributing coupons and product specials, Chillbox promoted its Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, being held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from noon – 3:00 p.m. The celebration will be open to the public and feature free product samples, special giveaways, entertainment including appearance by the San Diego Gulls Girls and Mascot. Elected officials, media, and community representatives are encouraged to arrive in advance for an exclusive pre-event experience.

Chillbox recently entered the U.S. market in the New York City area, and now California, Arizona and Nevada are all on tap for the company’s West Coast expansion plans. Chillbox’s signature product is an all-natural, Greek Frozen Yogurt, specially crafted from 100% Greek yogurt and low-fat milk. The product is gluten-free, high in protein and Calcium, low-calorie, and chemical and preservative free.

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Georgette Kakridas introduces San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at East Village Block Party

Chillbox Product Offerings           

Chillbox Greek Frozen Yogurt Comes in 8 Different Flavors: Natural, Strawberry, Mango, Chocolate, Vanilla Madagascar, Cookie, Banana, Hazelnut Praline.

Topping Bar: A wide variety of toppings are offered and are selected based on the highest quality and taste criteria, including locally sourced honey and fresh fruit.

Coffee, Tea and Beverages: A variety of European coffees and drinks, smoothies, Greek yogurt smoothies, and natural juices.

 Chillbox is now open to the public and its regular operating hours are:

Monday-Thursday 11a.m. to 10 p.m. * Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. * Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Chillbox USA: Chillbox Greek Frozen Yogurt is expanding its presence outside Europe, with a strategic partnership with Lymel Holdings LLC that has earned the exclusive master franchise for branch development across USA with 100 new stores in the next 4 years. After a rapid expansion in the highly demanding European market, Chillbox is now present in over 72 locations in 11 countries.

About Chillbox CA: Chillbox Greek Frozen Yogurt is a new concept expanding through out California. Chillbox California is the West Coast master franchisor. Chillbox is a new and modern frozen yogurt store concept offering a healthy alternative to traditional frozen yogurt. Its signature yogurt is made from all-natural ingredients, crafted with 100% authentic Greek yogurt and low-fat milk.

For more information on Chillbox CA or Chillbox franchise opportunities, please visit:

About The East Village: East Village is the largest urban neighborhood in downtown San Diego, California. The East Village encompasses 130 blocks east of the Gaslamp Quarter and southeast of the central business district in Downtown San Diego. The East Village community has a population of 10,000 (and growing), and is home to over 700 businesses, restaurants, hotels, art galleries, and notable landmarks such as PETCO Park, the new San Diego Downtown Central Library, School of Architecture and Design, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and San Diego City College.

About The East Village Association: The East Village Association, Inc., (EVA) is a nonprofit corporation 501c3 that manages the East Village Business Improvement District (BID). Its mission is to support and promote East Village businesses by establishing the community as San Diego’s livable urban village.

For more information on the East Village or the East Village Association please contact Lisa Lem, Executive Director of EVA at 619.546.5636 or visit: