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Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Owner shares importance of healthy lifestyle

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Vibe Organic Juice Bar opens on Excelsior blvd March 19. The juice bar will serve a variety of juices and organic foods.

Vibe Organic Juice Bar opens on Excelsior blvd March 19. The juice bar will serve a variety of juices and organic foods.

Carissa Prestholdt

Carissa Prestholdt

Vibe Organic Juice Bar opens on Excelsior blvd March 19. The juice bar will serve a variety of juices and organic foods.

Sofia Seewald

As local owner and founder of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen prepares to open her juice bar off of Excelsior Boulevard, she said she hopes to gain interest among people of all ages for her business.

“We’re trying to attract everyone in the community,” Thielen said. “People ask me if I have a target market or demographic, and, really, I just want to bring healthy food to all, so I invite everyone.”

According to Thielen, she found inspiration for her business in her own experience with healthy dietary habits.  

“I started drinking juice for a whole week straight, didn’t eat any food, and after the cleanse was over with, I felt really really good,” Thielen said. “I had lost weight and felt energized and alive, and that’s when I truly realized that what we put into our bodies has an effect on how we feel.”

Sophomore David Klein said he thinks the juice bar will give students a healthy alternative to eating and steer people away from bad eating habits.

“I’m excited for the juice bar, because I can get to it easily, and it will encourage people to eat healthier and make people aware of their options,” Klein said. “There are a lot of students around Excelsior, so I think the business will do well and be beneficial.”

According to Thielen, having a place where students know everything is organic and benefits their physical and mental health is something they shouldn’t take for granted.

“Really having a passion for eating good and making our communities more healthy is what motivates and drives me,” Thielen said. “Even for high school students, being able to give them a healthy place to come and eat where you know you can trust the ingredients is important.”

Freshman Claire Bargman said dietary habits can have a great impact on a person’s lifestyle.

“Healthy eating is important, because it makes you feel better about yourself and makes your body feel better, and you feel more healthy overall,” Bargman said.

According to Klein, keeping up a healthy lifestyle is crucial for students involved in athletics.

“As someone that does a lot of sports, eating healthy is probably one of the most important things, and I always am aware of what I’m putting into my body,” Klein said.

According to Thielen, there’s more to being healthy than watching what foods you’re eating. It also involves staying active and having a strong mentality.

“Healthy can be a lot of things — it’s all encompassing a certain lifestyle. I think of it as having a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit,” Thielen said. “Ultimately, if you’re putting the right food in your body, your moods are going to be better, you’ll feel better and you’ll project yourself better onto the world.”

Bargman said she plans on visiting Vibe when it opens and is ready to expand her food palate.

“I’m excited for the juice bar because I want to be able to try something new, and I think students will definitely go to check it out and see what it’s like and they’ll go back if they enjoy it,” Bargman said. “It’s always good to support a local business.”

According to Thielen, the juice bar will be open to the public March 19th but there is no definite date. For more information, visit http://www.vibeorganicjuicebar.com/home.html.

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