Kentucky-based juice bar opens shop in Hyde Park Square


Kimmye Bohannon discovered cold-pressed juices after running a marathon in New York City. She began juicing at home and started The Weekly Juicery out of her kitchen two years ago. She now owns three locations — one each in Lexington and Louisville and the newest on Hyde Park Square, which opened Dec. 6.
 
“It’s a wonderful experience to have cold-pressed juice available, and I feel so much better after drinking it,” she says. “Starting my business has been a way to make juicing available to a broader audience.”
 
The Weekly Juicery has 16 different cold-pressed juices, and the average price is $9 for a 16-oz. serving. Some of the juices are for veteran juice drinkers who are used to drinking vegetables, and others are more transitional and geared toward those who are new to juicing. The Orange You Happy has an orange juice flavor, which enhances the taste of the beets in it.
 
Each cold-pressed juice comes with a 30-minute education session, which customers can utilize before or after drinking their juice.
 
“Everyone who works at the juice bars are certified juice guides who understand the juicing process,” Bohannon says. “It’s all about education and making the transition to a healthier way of living.”
 
The menu also features a variety of raw foods, including a vegan veggie wrap, sweet potato hummus and a made-to-order salad bar with vegan dressing. There’s also super food oatmeal for breakfast. Bohannon plans to have kombucha on tap in 2015.
 
The Weekly Juicery also offers three levels of customized juice cleanses: a beginner, middle and deep detox. There’s also a juice delivery service, which is how Bohannon first started out. Among the three locations in Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati, she has about 200 customers who use the delivery service.
 
“We want to make juice convenient for busy people,” Bohannon says. “We also want to teach lots of people about the health elevation of drinking juice every day. You can feel better, have more energy, and give your body the fuel that’s designed to make it perform at an optimal level. So many people operate somewhere in the middle, and they don’t know what it feels like to feel really good. We want to teach them what it feels like to be there.”
 
Currently The Weekly Juicery is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday-Saturday, but based on business trends Bohannon says the hours may change. The store is at 2727 Erie Ave.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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