Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is behind a local branch of NYC-based juicery Juice Press, set to open in the University Village mall this fall. The shop will dole out a variety of organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, soups, and snacks, all aimed at health-conscious consumers in the former home of Evolution Fresh, the ill-fated Starbucks-backed juice bar chain.
At 2620 NE University Village Street, patrons can order items like smoothies made from almond milk and coconut water; acai bowls; nutrition supplements; salads; and soups. Juices come in a pre-bottled format, or can be made to order. Here’s hoping Wilson doesn’t make any outlandish claims about this stuff a la his absurd assertions about Recovery Water preventing or healing concussions.
The U Village is certainly keeping things interesting on the food and drinks side of the retail spectrum lately. Exciting new additions include Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, which opened earlier this month; Rachel’s Ginger Beer, with spicy fried chicken sandwiches from fried foods master Mark Fuller of Ma’Ono; and an outpost of Eric Banh’s Vietnamese sensation Ba Bar.