North Augusta’s blend of restaurants is going to have a new one in the mix as a Tropical Smoothie Cafe is planned for Knox Avenue.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a chain restaurant serving sandwiches, wraps and a variety of smoothies.
Don Reese and his wife, Elena, will be the owners of the North Augusta franchise.
Don said they came across upon a Tropical Smoothie Cafe years ago and always remembered the positive environment and good food.
“We just fell in love with it,” he said.
The cafe will be located at 1215 Knox Ave., next to New China Buffet and Shoe Dept.
Reese said they are looking at having the cafe open sometime around September or October.
At Tropical Smoothie, he said, people have the opportunity to eat healthy and still be happy about what they’re doing.
Reese said the cafe has a “positive business model, with a positive environment, positive employees and positive customers.”
He said his family has lived in the CRSA since 1992 and fell in love with North Augusta.
“We’ve been involved in the community for a long time and North Augusta is just, the place is just transforming, we wanted to be part of that.”