KC juice busines closes Johnson County location after 2 years: ‘It never caught on’

Kansas City’s Ruby Jean’s Juicery has closed its Leawood location two years after it opened.

Owner Chris Goode stated he’s seeing the closure as “an opportunity to prune” and make investments somewhere else. The 11828 Roe Ave. location in Town Center Plaza closed just a few weeks in the past.

“It never caught on in Leawood,” Goode stated. “It just didn’t happen for us there.”

Ruby Jean’s nonetheless has its 3000 Troost Ave. location and a spot inside Whole Foods at 301 E. 51st St.

The juicery wholesales to 150 websites, together with the brand new CPKC Stadium.

“We still get presented with lots of opportunities of where to open,” Goode stated. “Moving forward, I’ll just be a lot more careful as to what opportunities to explore and be more focused on what we have.”

Ruby Jean’s first opened in 2015 and is known as after Goode’s late grandmother, who died at simply 61, when Goode was a freshman in highschool. As an grownup, Goode grew enthusiastic about bringing more healthy choices to the city core.

Ruby Jean’s juice menu consists of its Gigi-Splash (strawberry, orange, pink apple, lemon, pear, pineapple) and A Few Too Many (beet, grapefruit, pineapple, lime, watermelon, ginger).

Its smoothie choices embrace the Royal Breeze (blueberry, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, agave) and Do Not Disturb (pineapple, banana, coconut milk, coconut shavings, vanilla, agave).

It affords acai bowls, salads, wraps and extra.

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