Trailhead, a new juice bar at 3211 Broad St., is serving up blended juice drinks in a space where owner Michelle Sutter envisions the community can come gather, learn and grow.
One of Sutter's goals is to create a healthy outlet by providing juices and educating people on how to change their lifestyles, but the concept behind Trailhead is to serve the greater community.
Trailhead opened last month, and there are already plans for regular events that will be held there: essential oil classes, yoga classes and basic health classes to teach about nutrition and sustainable lifestyle changes, for example.
Sutter has been juicing for two years and her interests lie with the health benefits of different nutrient-rich "superfoods." Sutter said her juice menu will never be the same for long and that she gets all of her produce locally by working with farms in the area.
"The menu is based on when the produce is available and ideas from the community. People are educating me as much as I'm educating them," Sutter said. "I want to be able to advise you to what tastes similar and has the same values so you can expand your tastes."
With her focus on the health benefits, Sutter said the taste may not always be the best. But that hasn't been a deterrent for customers, she said.
"It's amazing that 75-80 percent of customers are interested in the health benefits instead of the taste," Sutter said.
Helping Sutter reach her vision of providing a space for the community and healing options for customers are partners like nearby Mad Priest Coffee, and Trailhead offers both hot and cold press options from the Broad Street coffee roaster.
The two businesses share a lot of interests and have similar missions when it comes to their businesses, she said.
She is also working with Zenflower Organics, Going Green Lanterns, Shine Beauty and Wellness, and other local entrepreneurs to provide crafts, soaps, oils, lanterns, honey and other products that are in line with Sutter's health-oriented business mission.
"I'm so passionate and excited about being a part of the community," she said.
For more information, visit trailheadjuice.com, find them on Facebook or call 803-6211.