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Glass of Goodness: Juice bar focused on natural health coming to downtown Harrisburg

Fresh Pressed HBG will open at 221 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg.

Orange you glad Harrisburg is getting a new, healthy food option?

Fresh Pressed HBG is opening soon downtown with juices, smoothies and cleanses with a focus on natural health.

“I want to retrain people’s minds on how to eat,” said co-owner John Roman. “I want to point people in the right direction.”

The juice bar coming to 221 N. 2nd St. will be the second location for Fresh Pressed. Roman started the business about five months ago in York, where he moved to from The Bronx in New York City.

“Juicing was really big in New York,” Roman said. “I wanted to be the one to bring it to my new hometown.”

Business is going well in York, he said, and he hopes Harrisburg will respond well, too. Roman believes Fresh Pressed in filling a need for healthy food in the downtown area.

Roman connected with Bryanna Dixon and Anthony Graham, who were also into juicing and deciding to open the shop as a partnership.

Fresh Pressed will hold a soft opening on June 28 before their grand opening on July 3.

At the juice bar, customers can choose from juices, smoothies, juice shots and cleanses.

Some of the most popular juices in York are the “Fruit Galore,” containing apple strawberry, blueberry and kiwi, and the “Gorilla Green,” which has celery, apple, kale, spinach, broccoli, cucumber and parsley in it. Surprisingly, Roman said that sea moss is a popular add-in to the drinks. If you’re looking for something really good for you, he has wheat grass and ginger shots, as well.

All of Fresh Pressed’s drinks are fruit and veggie-based and leave out extra liquids, sugars and preservatives.

“You’ve got to have your insides healthy,” Roman said. “It’s not just about looking good.”

Roman hopes his business will educate customers on the importance of natural health and that the juices will keep them coming back for more.

“I’m excited for us and for the people of Harrisburg,” he said.

For more information about Fresh Pressed HBG, visit their Facebook page.

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