Chris Goode said Troost Avenue has long represented separation and segregation.
He not only wants to help change that perception, he wants to bring healthier options to the underserved market.
He plans a Nov. 11 ribbon cutting for Ruby Jean’s Juicery at 3000 Troost. It will offer cold-pressed juices, performance shakes, smoothies, wellness sips, avocado toast, chicken wraps and salads, fruit bowls, sweet potato brownies and more.
Hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Goode started Ruby Jean’s Juicery a couple of years ago to promote healthier diets. He named it after his late grandmother. Ruby Jean would gather her family and friends together over soul food. But Goode said the diet — with its high amounts of sodium and sugar — led to his grandmother’s early death. So he wanted to open a place that would still bring people together but with healthier options.
He also has locations in midtown and downtown.
Also coming to Troost
Mahfooz Azam owns about a dozen gas station convenience stores, mostly in the metro. Now he’s adding another one.
His new Phillips 66 will open at 5901 Troost Ave. by the end of the year. It will have four pumps and be open around-the-clock.