A new Tropical Smoothie in the downtown YMCA building at 524 Broadway is planning a grand opening this Wednesday, March 28 and a soft opening on Monday, March 26. There will be 99 cents Mango Magic Smoothies and $2.99 flatbread sandwiches all day, and as an added bonus, there's a fully restored courtyard patio to enjoy while you slurp.
The new Tropical Smoothie is owned by Brad Newcomb and Josh Imon, who also own the River Market shop. Hours will be 7 a.m to 6 p.m., but the patio closes at 5 p.m. Call 246-3145 for more info.
We've mentioned the historic YMCA building before. It's owned by Shellie and Brad Barnett, who rescued it from being razed into a parking lot. Tropical Smoothie is their second tenant. Since November, they've had Nationwide Insurance in the building. Other possible tenants include a photo studio and a spa.