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Domestic Partners Give Back To Lake Elsinore

The couple, who own the Lake Elsinore franchise Juice It Up!, will celebrate a grand reopening at their store Saturday.

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.

 

Anon March 29, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Suzanne you need to open that closed mind of yours and see what you are saying. What difference does it make if they are domestic partners or Hispanics? It doesn't mean that they are better or worse business owners. Point of the article to me is the re-opening of a business here in the LE and we hope it prospers!!! Nothing more, nothing less! I don't care if they are purple, I like The orange one that tastes like a 50/50 bar and if they can make it, I am buying it!
Popeye March 30, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Roberto the Tea Bagger. Unknowing to what you say...
MT March 30, 2012 at 03:05 AM
As Toni pointed out, if it had been a married heterosexual couple, then the patch would have pointed that out as well. If it had been two best friends, it would have been included in the story as well. Whenever the Patch knows the relationship status of the people being quoted in the article, they point it out. So if you have a problem with "domestic partners" being in this article because according to you [it has no relevance], you are a hypocrit. Because you wouldn't have said the same thing about a heterosexual relationship status had that been qouted. I'm glad this was pointed out in the article.
MT March 30, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Switch it around a bit, check this out... Had the article said, "But the married couple, Matt & Rachel -- are not only enterpreneurs, they also have a sense of responsibility and commitment to Lake Elsinore." I guarantee none of y'all that are whining now, would have whined about a hetero married couple being pointed out. Just saying.
carol s March 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM
We are so proud of these business owners and look forward to their continued success! To own your own Juice It Up! franchise, visit http://www.juiceitup.com/franchise-opportunities .Territories in California & nationwide still available! Live life juiced!

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