New Riviera Beach Business Has Smooth Takeoff
By GERRY BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
Published Jan. 15, 2021
RIVIERA BEACH_ After over two years in the planning, Smoothie Me Please has opened its windows for business here at an iconic location.
For over 60 years, 2635 Broadway, just north of Blue Heron, was the home of Dairy Belle, a popular destination for ice cream. New owner Ashley Walker is ready to start a new tradition with a focus on healthy menu options.
Walker was on hand to greet well-wishers and media at a soft opening preview party Jan. 14. The official grand opening is Jan. 16, from 10 am - 2 pm.
With a background in speech therapy and catering, Walker noted, "This is especially special to me that I was given the opportunity to have this space to open Smoothie Me Please, as I grew up in Riviera Beach and frequently visited this building when it was an old ice cream shop." The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency provided financial support as part of a small business initiative.
Health and wellness are the mainstays of the menu, which features smoothies, sandwiches, soups, power bowls and breakfast items. Walker said she "curated the menu based on neighborhoods in the area."
For example, she said, "Berry-Cuda Bay" smoothie is named after Barracuda Bay, "Firehouse Smoothie" is named for a neighborhood "between 1st Street and 5th Street," and the "Team Elam Mango Smoothie" refers to Abram Elam, who was born here and played in the NFL.
Service is all walk-up, which is perfect as businesses continue to deal with COVID-19.
And who says healthy can't also taste delicious? We tried the Firehouse Smoothie and we give four stars. You can find them online at their Facebook page, or even better, visit them in person, starting Jan. 16.
For more, visit the Smoothie Me Please website