PurePressed Juicery Opening at Columbus Commons
The mixed-use development known as Highpoint at Columbus Commons is officially getting its first retail tenant, making it more than just a residential building. The PurePressed Juicery will be launching next Spring in a 950 square foot space on the south end of the building.
Local lawyer and entrepreneur Greg Mansell is the brains behind the operation, and he hopes other Downtown workers and residents are as excited about the cold-pressed juice craze as he is.
“Going out and grabbing a burger at lunch Downtown can leave you feeling lethargic the rest of the afternoon,” he explains. “We need better options to get something that is healthy, quick and won’t make you sleepy.”
Mansell says that after viewing how popular the trend has grown in New York City, he did some additional research on the health benefits of drinking raw, organic fruit and vegetable juices and developed his version of the concept to launch in Downtown Columbus.
PurePressed isn’t the first juice bar/shop to open in Columbus though, with Alchemy, Samba Fresh, Native Cold Pressed, and Zest all getting a head start. Mansell says that what makes PurePressed unique is the location, which he says is at the epicenter of urban Columbus.
“We think that we can capture most of the Downtown workforce traffic in the nearby skyscrapers, and with the two LC Riversouth buildings, The Julian, 250 High and the 300 units at Highpoint, which are already around 75 percent leased, this is the fastest growing residential area in Columbus” he says. “We think Highpoint is the perfect fit for this store.”
In addition to juices, PurePressed will serve organic snacks, power bars and other healthy snacks. The store’s layout is being created by GRA+D Architects (the designers of multiple Jeni’s and Northstar locations) with an open-style layout that will allow customers to watch the entire process from start to finish.
“The space is designed for grab-and-go service, and we’ll also be able to offer online delivery for our Downtown customers,” says Mansell. “We want to make it easy for people to live a healthy lifestyle, even when working or living in a fast paced environment.”
PurePressed will begin construction within the next few weeks with a target opening date of April 2015.
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For more information, visit www.purepressedjuicery.com.
Renderings via GRA+D Architects. Highpoint photo by Walker Evans.