Less than two years after opening in Brookside, Simple Science Juices has shuttered.
The grab-and-go healthy juices, snacks and entrees shop had a July 9, 2016, ribbon cutting at 112 W. 63rd St.
Now a sign on the door says: "Due to opportunities to expand our mission outside the retail setting, we have decided to close our doors. Fear not fellow health and wellness enthusiast; we are expanding our delivery radius and keeping our operation strong at our Metcalf South, Metcalf North and Crossroads locations."
Founder Steven Spangler did not return phone calls.
In late January, GRI Brookside Shops LLC filed suit against Simple Science Juices LLC, Spangler and Kenneth Martin of Grapevine, Texas. GRI Brookside said Simple Sciences owed $10,920.59 in rent as of Jan. 19, plus interest, as well as legal expenses and attorney fees incurred as a result of the breach of the lease.
GRI also sought possession of the space.
Officials with First Washington Realty, owners of the Brookside property, declined to comment.