RESCHEDULED: New Kettering smoothie shop & health-food store to host grand opening this weekend

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Natural Foods Plus and Juice Caboose also operates a location in Dayton.

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***UPDATE (Feb. 2, 2019)***

This grand opening of Natural Foods Plus has been postponed due to weather and now will be held Feb. 8-9.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 according to a post on their Facebook page. The following day, on Saturday, Natural Foods Plus will conduct raffles, give away samples and offer deals including 40% groceries and 25% off supplements. You can also get $2 off their signature organic smoothie, the Emerald Treasure.

*** UPDATE (Jan. 28, 2019) ***

The Natural Foods Plus store and its "Juice Caboose" smoothie shop and juice bar that we first told you about in July when it was in the development stage is now open in Kettering, and it will host a grand opening this weekend, Feb. 1-2.

The 2,000-square-foot store is located at 3070 Far Hills Ave. (Ohio 48) just south of Dorothy Lane, in a strip retail center that also houses Big Sky Bread bakery. The space previously housed a Click Camera (later Dodd Camera) store, but has been vacant for a few years. Natural Foods Plus has operated a store at 2901 Philadelphia Drive at Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton for more than two decades.

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“We have had an extremely positive response from our customers since our soft launch,” Natural Foods Plus founder Rick L. Poole told this news outlet late Sunday. “For our grand-opening weekend Feb. 1 and Feb. 2,  we are offering $2 off our famous and most popular ‘signature smoothie’ and 20 percent off our whole food cell resonance supplements.”

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Poole said the mission of Natural Foods Plus “is to add value to people’s lives through education and nutrition.”

***  Original story (July 2, 2018) *** 

Natural Foods Plus store which includes "The Juice Caboose" is coming soon to Far Hills Avenue in Kettering.

Natural Foods Plus has operated a store at 2901 Philadelphia Drive at Siebenthaler Avenue for more than two decades. The new store will be located at 3070 Far Hills Ave. (Ohio 48) just south of Dorothy Lane, in a strip retail center that also houses Big Sky Bread bakery and a Super Cuts hair salon. The space previously housed a Click Camera (later Dodd Camera) store, but has been vacant for a few years.

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The 2,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open around Sept. 1, and will hire about 17 employees, Natural Foods Plus founder Rick L. Poole told this news outlet this morning, Monday July 2. Offering a health-food store and a juice bar under one roof offers “a two-in-one experience” for customers, Poole said.

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“I am personally looking forward to expanding to the Kettering community, as we know it is a ‘community unlike any other,’” Poole said in an email. “Natural Foods Plus & Juice Caboose will certainly be positioned to make an immediate impact to healthy living in the community.”

Poole said he plans to expand Natural Foods “even further” after getting the new Kettering store up and operating.

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On its web site, Natural Foods Plus & The Juice Caboose says it is “more than a health-food store” that “takes pride in offering cutting-edge supplements, freshly made juices and smoothies, natural groceries and toiletries, alkaline water, exercise equipment, and much more healthy goodness.”

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Plans call for the Kettering store to be open seven days a week.

“Our mission is to add value to people’s lives, and this will be quite evident right away after our Kettering store’s grand opening,” Poole said.