Partners Adam Wright and Christie Pritt opened Restore Cold Pressed (1001 Huron Rd., 330-806-3893) less than six months ago, but already they are in the process of opening shops number two and three. The sleek and contemporary original, which opened in late May in the American Institute of Architects building in Playhouse Square, will serve as the model for additional units in Hudson and Canton, says Wright.
“Same look, same feel, same menu,” he says.
One will be located in the First and Main development in downtown Hudson, while the second will be located in the Nobles Pond development in Jackson Township. Both are expected to open in mid to late November.
Although Restore might seem like an overnight success story, Wright says that the groundwork was laid long before opening day.
“We’ve been working on this concept for well over two years, although we only opened our first store in late May,” he says.
And expansion was always part of the model, adds Pritt.
“This was always our plan,” she notes. “We definitely wanted to come into downtown Cleveland first, but it was always our vision to have more than one location and spread our brand and product to more people.”
Of course, much of the success can be credited to the increased awareness and popularity of good-quality cold-pressed juice shops, which seem to have evolved into the health-foods equivalent of the neighborhood coffee shop. Many of Restore’s customers come multiple times per week, with some even visiting multiple times per day.
“I think there’s just a growing movement of people choosing healthier options that taste good; that’s contributing to our success,” explains Wright. “I also think we have a really good core of employees and a very loyal customer base of regulars who love coming in. It’s a whole bunch of different factors that come together to make something really nice.”
Stay tuned for news of a possible fourth location, say the partners.
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