Samba Fresh opening second juice shop
Kitt Doss hasn't stopped growing his cold-press juice business since opening shop in Upper Arlington last January. So, this winter, he's opening a second Samba Fresh, this time in New Albany.
Samba and a new Butcher Shop Fitness gym are aiming to open at 260 Market St. by January. The businesses will share the 2,100-square-foot space, with Samba's prep kitchen and serving station situated near the entrance, easily accessible to non-gym goers.
Doss and his team use an industrial-size hydraulic press to turn fruits and veggies into zesty 16-ounce juices. The juices, in theory, are meal replacements and alternative medicine sources, with up to three pounds of produce pressed into each bottle. All of Samba's 25 exotic flavors-like the ginger- and habanero-spiked Detox and the almond- and cacao-based Proteina Choco-will be made fresh at the new location.
A third Samba shop, to be located near the Polaris Fashion Place, and newly designed bottles are also on Doss' agenda for 2015.
"We want to be the Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of juice," he says. "That's a short-term and long-term goal. We're not going to go above and beyond juice. Juice is what we do. And we're going to continue to strengthen and diversify our menu."