Two juice bars coming to town

Lagunans looking for a juice fix soon will have two options downtown.

The Planning Commission OK'd conditional use permits for two juice bars, Living Juice and Nekter Juice Bar. The former will occupy the previous Laguna Beach Dog Company space near the Lumberyard and the latter will replace the Golden Spoon on Broadway Street.

Living Juice is based in Laguna Beach and is sold at the Saturday Farmer's Market. Owner Jamie Jensen has been running the business online for a year.

Sixteen juice recipes, described on her website, will continue to be made off-site at her commercial kitchen in Santa Ana. They're organic, raw and cold-pressed.

Flavors include "Heart of Gold," which contains tomato, spinach, olive oil, cayenne and sea salt, and "The Beat," a sweet, tangy juice containing beets, cucumbers, celery, spinach, kale, lemon and Peruvian Maca.

Nekter has seven locations including Corona del Mar, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. The Laguna location will be unique with a local smoothie each month, Laguna Beach artists on display and furniture made from recycled items. Juices are organic and cold-pressed, according to the staff report.

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