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New Wichita cold-pressed juice business plans trial run on Saturday

Cold Press 86, a new cold-pressed juice business, will have its first trial run on Saturday.
Cold Press 86, a new cold-pressed juice business, will have its first trial run on Saturday.

A new cold-press juice business will make its Wichita debut on Saturday at The Workroom’s big anniversary party.

Austin Dugan, a Kansas State University student whose parents live in Goddard, is starting a new business called 86 Cold Press. He plans to serve on Saturday from a vendor bicycle but hopes to have a retail space in Wichita sometime after graduation.

Dugan, who is studying entrepreneurship at K-State, said that he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a child but has been able to manage it through healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Juicing has been a big part of that.

He’ll have several of his juices for sale at Saturday’s event, including almond milk, the Tango, which includes mango and apple juice, and a juice packed with kale, parsley, orange, apple and lemon that tastes like orange juice. He’ll serve 12-ounce bottles of juice which will cost about $7. They’ll be served in glass bottles.

Dugan is still deciding where to put his retail business but said he is considering both the outdoor vendor canopies at the new Union Station and a permanent space at the workroom’s new District Marketplace.

He’ll make more decisions, he said, based on the success of his first two outings. On April 16, he’ll be set up at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market at 8141 W. 21st St. N.

Keep up with his progress on his Facebook page or on Dining with Denise.

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