Rawkin Juice Squeezed Out Of Santa Monica

The humble space at 705 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica has sure seen its share of trouble.  It was only back in June of last year that I told you about the arrival of celeb fave Rawkin Juice to the spot that previously had been occupied by short-lived Orchard Flats Juicery.  Last week, a note was taped to the front door saying that they had closed for “renovation” (frequently restaurant code for ” permanently closed”).  This week the for lease sign went up on the space confirming the sad news that they have indeed closed.  Is the honeymoon over for the pressed juice craze?

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Rawkin Juice Bringing Hip To Montana Ave.

I’ve been watching the space that used to house Orchard Flats Juicery at 705 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica to see what would move in.  Signs are now up confirming that branch of Burbank’s Rawkin Juice will be moving in. Rawkin Juice was  recently purchased by Miami’s Hip Cuisine, which intends on expanding the mini chain.  If you check out their Facebook page, you can see they’ve had designs on the Santa Monica location for a while. Popular with the studio/star set, look for a menu of raw/vegan/cold-pressed/organic/you get the picture…

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Sugar Mama’s Gourmet Cupcakes Landing On Melrose…

Back in February, I told you about the closure of all the branches of Orchard Flats Juicery.  It appears that their erstwhile location at 7970 Melrose Ave. has found a new tenant.  Papered-over windows and a notice on the door informs us that the space will soon be an outlet of Hollywood’s fave online delivery expert Sugar Mama’s Gourmet Cupcakes.  It looks like Chef Elizabeth Gousse will start churning out the sugary treats sometime this November.

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Orchard Flats Closed In Santa Monica, Other Locations As Well

It’s been a week of juice news.  I recently noticed that Santa Monica’s branch of healthy drink provider Orchard Flats Cold Pressed Juicery has closed its doors at 705 Montana Ave.  And their other locations in Burbank, Studio City, La Canada Flintridge, and on Melrose have closed as well, according to Yelp.  So it looks like this is the end of yet another juice shop.  Could this be a trend?   Hmmm…

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Orchard Flats Now Open In Santa Monica

The latest to throw their hat into the juice ring, Orchard Flats Cold Pressed Juicery officially opened its doors to the spoiled-for-choice residents of Santa Monica on Monday.  With a smattering of stores across LA, their newest is located at 705 Montana Ave. and boasts an organic selection of antioxidant, detox, and anti-aging blends as well as cleanses, elixirs, and a honey bee line that you can read more about here.

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