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New juice and smoothie place opens Saturday in Riverside

Songbird Juice Co. next to R Coffee House in Riverside.
Songbird Juice Co. next to R Coffee House in Riverside. The Wichita Eagle

A new business that specializes in fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies is set to open on Saturday in the building that’s right next door to R Coffee House, 1144 N. Bitting in the Riverside neighborhood.

Marty Spence partnered with R Coffeehouse owner Angelo Rodriguez to start the business, called Songbird Juice Co. Its address is 1142 N. Bitting.

Starting on Saturday, Spence will be serving bottled cold-pressed juices that are shelf-stable for three days. She’s coming up with mixtures like apple-carrot, orange-lemon-cayenne, and more. She’ll also have smoothies in flavors like beet with berries, lemon, pineapple and coconut. She’ll also serve almond milk.

The neighboring businesses will work together. Songbird’s customers can pop over to R Coffeehouse to order food, grab a patio seat or listen to live music.

Songbird Juice Co. will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday but will be closed Sunday. Starting on Monday, it will institute its regular hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SongbirdJuiceCo.