Lake Elsinore residents Tony Kelley and Chris Polster, owners of the franchise on Central Avenue, will celebrate their store's Grand Reopening Saturday.
But the two men -- longtime domestic partners -- are not only enterpreneurs, they also have a sense of responsibility and commitment to Lake Elsinore.
"Community involvement means a lot to us,” Polster said. “We are so fortunate to have found Juice It Up! The venture has allowed us to ... get further involved in aspects of our community we never thought would be possible."
To that end, Kelley and Polster donate food to , and they offer their services to local school districts through various catering fundraisers.
The couple also attends 11 local schools weekly, selling smoothies after school and donating a percentage of sales back to the education system, according to Erin Randall, a publicist for the franchise.
According to Randall, the community likes what it sees: When Kelley and Polster acquired the Lake Elsinore store in December, the location was ranked 19th in the franchise system. In only three months of ownership, the couple has pushed the Central Avenue Juice It Up! up to the No. 2 spot, Randall said, noting that Kelley and Polster have plans to bring more stores to the area.
To find out more about what Kelley and Polster are doing for the community, visit the store's Grand Reopening Saturday. The store is located at 29261 Central Ave., inside the Lake Elsinore Marketplace.
Saturday's event will be held in conjunction with the Easter Spring Fling and food drive for H.O.P.E. at the shopping center. The Marketplace "Fling" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is slated to include free games, an Easter egg hunt, music, dance performances, a raffle and bounce houses.