SmoothEs And More To Open October 12
Sullivan will grow again with a new local business.
SmoothEs and More is set to open at 300 Park Ridge Dr. on October 12, bringing a line of great products, salads and much more to the local area.
The business is owned by Chad, Becky and Ethan Johnson with business manager Tessa Starbeck, will offer a number of fresh fruit smoothies, a build-your-own salad bar, protein bowls, local roasted coffee from Brentwood, Mo., protein balls and much more items to chose from.
Becky Johnson stated Friday, as the store makes final preparation for their October 12 opening, “We felt there was not a lot of healthy choices for kids playing sports in Sullivan and for people that want to grab a quick healthy choice snack,” said Johnson. “Our kids played soccer and other sports and we wanted to bring the community some healthy choices and with our son Ethan graduating high school, he has always wanted to operate his own business.”
Johnson pointed out the the E, in SmoothEs And More is for Ethan Johnson.
“When Ethan was growing up he didn’t care for fruits and vegetables and I found that if I mixed them in a smoothie with 100% fruit juice he would eat it, including his spinach,” said Johnson.
The business brings a complete at-home feeling for customers, complete with an inside fireplace and an outside dining area that will include a fire pit area.
“We chose the location based on the volume of people in this area of Sullivan,” said Johnson. “It’s close to I-44, Anytime Fitness, SNAP Fitness and the Sullivan Library as well,” said Johnson. “We’ve been looking into this for about two years and looked at other locations but wanted to be here. We would have opened this sooner but the COVID-19 pandemic slowed it down,” said Johnson, also a former teacher for 20 years before retiring from that profession.
The business will be open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They are currently completing their staff for operations, which will bring a minimum of eight new jobs to the Sullivan community.
Visit their website at www.smoothesandmore.com for more details and see their advertisement in this week’s Sullivan Independent News.