New ‘superfruit bowl shop’ coming to both Brown Street, Springboro

Playa Bowls will join a host of other restaurants just off the University of Dayton campus

A new “superfruit bowl shop” called Playa Bowls is coming to Brown Street by the University of Dayton and a location in Springboro.

Mario Parisi and Joe Hidy plan to open a shop in one of the storefront spaces (Suite 110) of the University Place complex, located at 1200 Brown St.

The complex is home to Potbelly sandwich shop, Fusian, Runners Plus, Bibibop Asian grill, Flyer Spirit, Wizard of Za, El Rancho Grande, Honey Bee’s Chicken and a Walgreens community store.

The other shop will be in Springboro.

Parisi’s daughter attends the University of Dayton, and college towns have been great locations for Playa Bowls because of the shops’ quick and healthy menu options that are alternatives to fast food, said Allison Gonzales, senior account director for Fish Consulting, which handles PR for the company.

Gonzales said Playa Bowls serves an extensive menu of more than 40 items including bright flavors of acai, pitaya, green and coconut bowls.

Those products are sold alongside oatmeal bowls, juices, smoothies, and cold brew made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, she said.

Playa Bowls, which started in 2014, now has more than 175 shops across the nation in 20 states. There are two Playa Bowls shops in Ohio, located in the Columbus area.

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