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Dayton juice bar is shutting its doors, but it’s not going away

The Santa Clara Juicery, which opened in the summer of 2018, will close its storefront on Jan. 6, 2019, but will continue to deliver its products and sell them at the 2nd Street Market, its founders say. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
The Santa Clara Juicery, which opened in the summer of 2018, will close its storefront on Jan. 6, 2019, but will continue to deliver its products and sell them at the 2nd Street Market, its founders say. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Santa Clara Juicery will continue to deliver its juices and sell its products at 2nd Street Market

The owners of a Dayton neighborhood juice bar will shut down their storefront  retail operation Monday, but they will continue to deliver their juices and other products and will likely expand their presence at the 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton.

"Daytonians, we are sad to announce that the storefront for the juice bar will be closing as of this Monday, January 6," Elizabeth and Dave Furst, founders of the Santa Clara Juicery at 1912 N. Main St. in Dayton's Santa Clara neighborhood, said on the business's Facebook page Saturday. "We have loved serving this community and the Gem City!"

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“Don’t worry, we will still be making that good juice and expanding in new ways with plant milks! You can book juice orders and more online after Monday for delivery, or message us for pick-up time.”

“Although sad, this move is important for bringing balance in our family and to bring more focus on the things we do best: making and delivering the best pressed organic juice in the Gem City.”

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The hours on Monday, the storefront’s final day of retail operations, will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa Clara Juicery has operated a Saturday booth in the pavilion area of the Five Rivers MetroParks 2nd Street Market for more than a year, and the Fursts are now considering expanding the juice bar’s presence there by possibly leasing a vendor booth inside the market sometime later this year, Elizabeth Furst told this news outlet today.

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If that happens, the juice bar's owners would serve "all of our all organic, cold-pressed juices, juice shots, vegan protein bites, and plant milks" during all of the days that the market it open, rather than  just on Saturdays, Furst said. In addition, the almond and oat milks, juices, juice shots, and protein bites will be available on the Santa Clara Juicery web site for delivery and pickup Monday through Friday, Furst said.

The juice bar’s owners launched a food truck last summer, and it will be operating later this year when the weather permits. “We will be booking events and will be available for events and catering,” Furst said.

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The announcement prompted an outpouring of both sadness and support on the juice bar’s Facebook page. Elizabeth Furst grew up in the Santa Clara neighborhood, often helping her parents with their business, Evans Electric, after school.

“Thank you for all that you have done for the Santa Clara district!” one commenter wrote.

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