Malamiah Juice Bar founder adds co-owners

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From left, Jermale Eddie, Randy Otterbridge and Kris Mathis. Courtesy Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery

The owner and founder of a juice bar in downtown Grand Rapids is looking to a pair of new team members to help expand the business.

Jermale Eddie said Wednesday, April 6, he added a pair of partners to his business, Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery, which is based at 122 Oakes St. SW, Suite 110, in downtown Grand Rapids’ Studio Park development.

Randy Otterbridge is the juice bar’s new co-owner and chief marketing officer, and Kris Mathis is co-owner and COO.

“For the past eight years, we’ve kept you juicy, and now it’s about to get even more juicy,” Eddie said in a Facebook post announcing the changes. “There is a proverb that says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.’ It is time for Malamiah Juice Bar to go far. We are honored to be where we are, but excited for the journey ahead. We are truly building a franchise team (a sports analogy).”

Otterbridge also is founder and chief idea officer at RBridge Business Institute, a SpringGR mentor and facilitator, and founder of the African American Mentoring Network.

Mathis is a motivational speaker, author, co-owner at Blue Water Lake House, and owner and founder of Raise A Glass Wine Tours and Raise A Glass Beer Tours.

Eddie said the trio will have more “exciting things” to share in the coming weeks.

Malamiah Juice Bar was founded in Grand Rapids in 2013 and offers bottled juices; juice subscriptions; cleanse plans; apparel; and made-to-order juices, smoothies, coffee, tea, kombucha, salads, grain bowls and acai bowls at its Studio Park location.

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