Connor Minogue and Jared Bradley purchased the Wheatgrass Juice Bar at 3500 Villa Level, the strip heart east of Kohl’s, on April 1.
And so they hope to develop it into 5 shops in a number of cities by the top of 2022.
Minogue grew up in England and got here to America in 2011 to play soccer at Brescia College.
“I met my spouse right here,” he stated. “We received married and now we’ve got a bunch of children. Owensboro is a good place and I made a decision to remain.”
Minogue and Bradley plan to open their second location by the top of summer season within the former Sally Magnificence Provide location on the north wing of Wesleyan Park Plaza.
“I might have appreciated to be in there already,” Minogue stated. “However that’s all proper. We’ll be open quickly.”
Shana Dever- Jones began the enterprise at Nona’s Downtown Market in 2014 and later moved it to Commonwealth Court docket.
Melissa Phillips purchased the enterprise from Dever-Jones in 2016 and moved it to its present location.
She created her personal line of dietary supplements to assist individuals with weight reduction, ache, stress and made her personal CBD oil and salve from hemp that was grown in native greenhouses with classical music enjoying within the background.
Minogue stated he and Bradley dropped the dietary supplements and CBD merchandise.
He stated, “Gene’s Well being Meals is the No. 1 place for dietary supplements. We ship individuals there. We don’t attempt to compete with them.”
However they saved all of the smoothies, recent uncooked juices and lunches.
“I used to be a buyer for a very long time,” Minogue stated. “I like it.
He stated, “Enterprise is up. One of many cool issues about COVID is that it made individuals extra health-conscious. Lots of people are altering their life-style and attempting to eat extra wholesome. COVID woke lots of people up.”
Bradley is the chef at Well-known Bistro.
“I met him after I was a server there,” Minogue stated. “I informed him a very long time in the past that we would have liked to do that. He stated no the primary time. However lastly, he agreed. I do know the numbers and the enterprise facet, however I wanted him for the experience within the kitchen and the meals data.”
He stated two Wheatgrass Juice Bars are sufficient for a metropolis Owensboro’s measurement.
However Minogue stated he and Bradley hope to open a 3rd retailer in one other metropolis earlier than the top of the yr.
And so they wish to add two extra subsequent yr.
There was discuss a brand new enterprise coming into what’s left of the previous Kmart location on Wesleyan Park Plaza’s southern finish this summer season.
Minogue stated he’s been informed that it might generate numerous foot site visitors.
“I like that it’s turn into a middle for largely native companies,” he stated. “We’re glad to be in that blend.”
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