Thanks to those who’ve supported us, you’ve had a positive role in not just the growth of the business, but also in a lot of people’s lives. You’ve helped us bring in a demographic we’ve worked hard to attract — Thugs and Rednecks — that other juice bars ignore. You’ve worked with us to make the Alive Juice Bar experience more about conviviality than pomposity. You’ve also helped us keep prices down so people of all economic backgrounds can afford the experience.
We’ve been in our new space for two years and are just about done with its build-out and interior design. It’s designed to encourage conviviality and playfulness and to be an escape from ridiculous suburban middle-class manners that make people delusional. We’ll keep improving on it — adding details — and your feedback is encouraged.
We’ll continue to explore the links between culture, mental health, and diet. Diet isn’t just a reflection of a person’s character, it’s an index of a culture’s health. That’s why the obesity epidemic coincides with declining mental health in the US, which also began in the 1980s.
We started a quarterly cooking show and expect more episodes. They’re meant to be silly and educational. Let us know if there’s something you want us to show you how to make.
We also started a monthly Art Show that includes live music and art from local artists. That should continue through the end of the year. Stop by to enjoy their work. The long hallway in the back has become an art gallery.
We’ll likely turn the clothing store — which now features products from local designers and artisans — into an office, employee lounge, and juice bar storage because the juice bar needs more space. Clothing store will either close or be moved to another location. Contact us if you want to take over the clothing store and build its online presence.
We’re training an employee to take over the juice bar in three years. Current owner will move on to other projects.
One project we’re working on is Redneck Bistro, which will redefine what it means to be a Redneck and what is Redneck cuisine. Currently seeking a space for it — 1000 to 1500 sf — let us know if you know of such a space. Warehouse, instead of commercial retail, is preferred.
Alright motherfuckers, let’s do it, let’s do it! Agape.