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Saratoga Juice Bar up and juicing

By Tatiana Zarnowski
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The owners of Circus Cafe and The Crown Grill are running their third eatery on Broadway.

Saratoga Juice Bar is tapping into the juicing health trend with a store at 382 Broadway, the location formerly occupied by The Chocolate Mill (and before that, Johnny's Gourmet Italian Ices).

Christel and Colin MacLean opened the business last week.

Saratoga Juice Bar serves cold-pressed juices, smoothies, prepared sandwiches and juice cleanses.

A copy of the menu is available below.

"Cold-pressed juicing has been an evolving trend for a couple of years now and has hit its stride in NYC with many operators opening multiple locations due to high demand," Christel MacLean said in a press release. "We are so excited to be the first cold-pressed juice bar in Saratoga."

The husband-and-wife team will work with Kilpatrick Family Farm and other local farmers to get fresh fruits and vegetables. Yoga teacher Chelsey Backus, who teaches at Chelsey Yoga Everywhere and Saratoga Hot Yoga, is store manager.

Cold-pressed juice is extracted hydraulically and is considered to be more nutritionally complete because the process does not produce nutrient-destroying heat, the MacLeans said.

The MacLeans opened The Crown Grill in late spring next to Circus Cafe.

They also used to hold part ownership in Sperry's restaurant on Caroline Street, but several investors including Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson bought out the MacLeans' interest in the business earlier this year.

In turn, the MacLeans purchased majority interest in Circus Cafe at the same time.

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