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Downtown Boise gets a juice bar where a sandwich shop closed across from City Hall

Revitalize Juice Bar, opening Saturday at 560 W. Main St. inside the Pioneer Tent Building in Downtown Boise, offers cold-pressed juices, acai bowls, coconut bowls, protein shakes, smoothies and hot and cold coffee drinks.
Revitalize Juice Bar, opening Saturday at 560 W. Main St. inside the Pioneer Tent Building in Downtown Boise, offers cold-pressed juices, acai bowls, coconut bowls, protein shakes, smoothies and hot and cold coffee drinks. jsowell@idahostatesman.com

A juice bar offering cold-pressed juice combinations, fruit bowls, protein shakes and smoothies will open Saturday across from Boise City Hall.

Revitalize Juice Bar, which opened its first shop at The Village at Meridian last fall, is opening its second inside the Pioneer Tent Building at 560 W. Main St., in a space formerly occupied by Jenny’s Lunch Line, between Wiseguy Pizza Pie and Murraki Salon. Jenny’s closed without warning in April.

“What we provide is very high-quality and very nutritious,” said Brooke Ochojski, who owns the business with her husband, Greg. “It’s good for you, but it also tastes very good.”

The concept developed after Ochojski , a registered nurse, visited a juice bar in Southern California while on vacation. She was interested in operating a business that focuses on healthy food and drink options.

Revitalize offers $8 cold-pressed juice combinations such as the Surfer Girl, with kale, pineapple, parsley and lemon, and the Forest Ranger, with spinach, cucumber, apple lemon and ginger. There are $9 acai bowls and other bowls with combinations of fresh fruit, granola and coconut.

The shop also sells $8 smoothies and protein shakes and $4 kombuchas. There are also hot and cold coffee drinks.

Ochojski said she had been scouting locations in Boise when Jenny’s space became available. The shop will have its grand opening at noon this Saturday, Aug. 4, and will be open that day until 7 p.m. Regular store hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, four Revitalize juice combinations are being sold at the new Albertsons store at 1219 Broadway Avenue.

They will also be available at the Market Street Idaho store in Meridian when it opens this fall. Albertsons is remodeling a former Shopko store at Fairview and Eagle roads that will carry the Market Street Idaho banner.

The following story was published April 27, 2018, under the headline, “Downtown Boise sandwich shop closes, says it plans an ‘overhaul.’

A sandwich shop located across the street from Boise City Hall has closed.

A sign on the door Friday at Jenny’s Lunch Line said the restaurant had closed “for [a] much-needed overhaul.” It asked customers to “stay tuned,” but provided no details.

The shop, located in Old Boise’s Pioneer Tent Building, served sandwiches, soups and salads since since March 2006. Founder Jenny Sledge emphasized healthy, local and organic ingredients.

HBM Marketing, owned by Heather Burton of Eagle, bought the business in October 2011, according to records from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.

The restaurant did not announce on its website or on its Facebook page that it was closing. On Monday, Jenny’s posted on its Facebook page photos of an Italian sandwich with prosciutto, salami, mozzarella and house-made pickled peppers on focaccia.

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A sign on the door at Jenny's Lunch Line in Old Boise's Pioneer Tent Building announces the restaurant has closed. John Sowell jsowell@idahostatesman.com

Kristy Scott and Jen Oneida, who had managed the restaurant for the past three years, set up a GoFundMe page in February 2017, seeking donations so they could open their own restaurant. They have raised $3,945 of their $24,000 goal.

Neither Scott, Oneida nor Burton could be reached Friday afternoon. The closure was first reported by BoiseDev.

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