Meta Physica Wellness Center is offering the community a sneak preview of its raw juice bar on Tuesday, March 20, during its grand opening celebration. While Meta Physica opened last November, this is the official grand opening party for the Corktown business, which offers therapeutic massages, full spectrum infrared saunas, an apothecary, and more.
It may seem a long gap between a November 2017 soft opening and the grand opening, but that's by design, says Jenaveve Biernat. She and co-owner Anahi Hollis wanted to let the business work itself out. Now that it has, Biernat says that they're ready to ramp up the next phase of business, the raw juice bar.
"I think the juice bar will open in May, but it could be in three weeks. We're not pushing it until it's on point," says Biernat. "In business, there's what you think will happen, and then it doesn't. But sometimes it becomes even better. So we're hesitant to define it just yet."
What Biernat can guarantee is that the juices will be organic, as locally-sourced as possible, and reasonably priced. The grand opening celebration will feature free samples of the Meta Physica raw juices.
Biernat started Meta Physica as a therapeutic massage business in Midtown, in a location that she soon outgrew. Hollis, who is responsible for the raw juices, later became a partner in the business. The duo went on to win the $50,000 grand prize in the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and a $20,000 grant from Detroit's Motor City Match program.
The grand opening party
is free and open to the public, on Tuesday, March 20, from noon to 7 p.m. The first 100 visitors will receive a complimentary gift bag with essential oils, discount coupons, and more. There will also be free raw juice samples and chair massages.
"I think a lot of people don't know what to expect when they come for the first time," says Biernat. "This is their chance to come in and look."
Meta Physica Wellness Center
is located at 1701 Trumbull Ave., Ste. 3, in Detroit.
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