The Juice Hive opened a new health emporium at the beginning of April and Leslie Rohland, the owner of the Bluffton-based eatery, said she has received a lot of support from the community with this addition to her business.
The emporium is located at the Juice Hive in the room next to the main juice bar in Bluffton Village. People who attended an April 1 ribbon-cutting were able to explore the new store and sample some of the products that will be sold there.
“With the launch of our new store, we’ve created an environment where people can come and know that they’ll find everything ranging from the perfect hostess gift or unique home décor piece to a huge selection of healthy snacks and sustainable foods that can take spaghetti night to a whole new level,” Rohland said.
Rohland said the products at her new store were “curated by a team of women who have a passion for bringing a love of timeless home décor and artisan gifts from around the world.” She said she wanted the emporium to be a unique place that sold products that can’t be found on Amazon or at Walmart.
“I think it adds to Bluffton. I think it’s another kind of gift shop, a little bit of a gourmet foodie gift shop,” Rohland said. “Everyone loves the diversity of the product; there is literally something for everyone here.”
Over the years, the Juice Hive has opened three different stores in the side room that now houses the health emporium. When the Juice Hive first opened in 2016, Rohland opened a vitamin store next to the juice bar that sold a large variety of vitamins and supplements.
Rohland said the vitamin store didn’t last long because at the time larger businesses started to sell vitamins and it wasn’t getting much business. For her next venture, Rohland tried her hand at running a CBD store in the space, but she said the insurance company shut it down after a while.
Rohland then turned the room into a space where a local artist could sell their work, but they weren’t able to keep that business going. She said it sat empty for a couple of years before she moved forward with the health emporium.
Rohland said she hired a retail specialist from Asheville, N.C., to help create the new store and they began the renovation. She said the products will change with the seasons.