Hello Juice & Smoothie will open in early summer in The Grove
Jordan and Kayla Bauer will open Hello Juice & Smoothie, a brick-and-mortar location of their former pop-up-style setup, early this summer at 1000 S. Newstead Ave. in the Grove.
Hello Juice & Smoothie will serve juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls, and the Bauers are looking into expanding the business to serve hot drinks and food this winter, including a bone broth bar and latte-style medicinal drinks.
The Bauers planned to open up B | Juice, a craft juice bar, on South Vandeventer Avenue last November. However, as that business developed, they felt the brand restricted their growth, so they took a new direction. “We wanted to do more than just juice,” Jordan said. “The name ‘Hello’ gave it a brand-new mindset.”
Before securing the current space, Hello Juice operated exclusively as a pop-up, partnering with local businesses like Sardella and setting up shop at events like YogaBuzz’s Sunrise Yoga at Kiener Plaza and Climb So iLL’s Community Nights.
The Bauers plan to continue their collaborative relationship with St. Louis organizations, but Kayla said she is happy to move on from operating without a location. “I love doing juice – that’s great, but my passion is health and wellness on a bigger scale, and the pop-up doesn’t allow us to do that,” she said.
Hello Juice & Smoothie will focus on aesthetically pleasing, “Instagrammable” presentation and flavors with wide appeal. “We want everybody to come in,” Kayla said. “We don’t want people to feel intimidated. … We’re huge on creating a space for people to interact and learn more about health.”
Hello Juice & Smoothie will tentatively be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Laura Kern is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.
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