A local juice bar is breaking into its new space downtown and expanding its menu.
Malamiah Juice Bar opened this month at Studio Park, at 122 Oakes St. SW.
The expanded juice bar was previously located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
In addition to juices, smoothies and detox packages, Malamiah now features Ferris coffee, Sacred Springs Kombucha on tap, hot teas, grain bowls, salads, parfaits and oatmeal.
Malamiah Juice Bar is also looking to grab the breakfast crowd by adding bagels, toasts and fruit-topped waffles in the near future.
“Relocating from the Downtown Market was similar to moving out of your parents’ home,” said Jermale Eddie, co-owner, Malamiah Juice Bar. “We grew up there, but we were seeking more independence.”
Eddie said the move also allows Malamiah Juice Bar to highlight other local providers, so customers can discover West Michigan “gems” like Ferris coffee, New City Urban Farms, Sacred Springs Kombucha and more.
“We also are working on partnerships to include Daddy’s Dough (cookies) and Mosby’s Popcorn in our juice bar,” Eddie said. “There is no reason that we all can’t grow together.”
Malamiah Juice Bar now occupies about 1,170 square feet, which includes production space, storage, seating, an office and a bathroom, an increase from the 712 square feet it had at the Downtown Market.
The juice bar has both table and bar-height seating, as well as a kids corner with a sensory wall, books and toys.
Customers are also greeted by a mural of Eddie’s three sons, Malachi, Nehemiah and Josiah, created by Brandon Sharpe of 2B Sharpe Art.
Spark43 Architects was the project’s architect, and Willink Construction was contracted for the build out. The interior design is by Tiffany Eden Designs.
The juice bar’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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