A frozen yogurt shop that became the center of a sticky debate over the future of downtown Annapolis won permission Monday night to open a second store near City Dock.
With little discussion, the City Council approved a conditional use application by The Frozen Orchard for a small shop at 41 Randall St.
The proposal was controversial because a number of downtown residents, worried that Annapolis could soon resemble a tacky seaside tourist town, objected to another take-out restaurant.
Business leaders criticized the opponents for trying to put the brakes on development during a sluggish economy.
The Frozen Orchard, which already has a parlor on Bay Ridge Avenue, specializes in mixing vanilla yogurt with everything from mint cookies to frozen raspberries.