Grind and Squeeze Pouring in I’On

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Grind and Squeeze

A model-stylist sister team is behind the newest addition to I’On Square, a beverage bar emphasizing “quality-conscious fare.”

According to a press release, Grind and Squeeze was inspired by the “relaxed lifestyle” that Heston Stutz and Harley Stutz-Hall led in Australia, Asia and Europe. The release grudgingly allows that the café will have “free Wi-Fi for those who must be in contact with the outside world.” But the sisters would obviously much prefer that guests lose themselves in the menu of cold-press juices; vegetable smoothies; wine and craft beer.

The drinks are supplemented by cheese, charcuterie and WildFlour pastries.

Grind and Squeeze, 357 1A N. Shelmore Blvd., is open every day. For hours and more information, call 606-2857 or visit the cafe’s Facebook page.

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Blend Juice Bar Open in Mt. Pleasant

blendThere’s little doubt that Blend, the brand new juice bar in Mt. Pleasant, takes its “putting the fresh in refreshing” slogan seriously: When I recently rang up the store to learn more about its plans, my call was politely declined by a staffer apparently busy chopping vegetables.

“We’re in the middle of prep,” he told me after consulting with the owner.

According to its online menu, Blend is serving a wide range of juices and smoothies. Although customers are given the option to assemble their own juice combinations, there are eight “signature juices” on offer, including a pair of juices spiked with cayenne and jalapeno peppers. Continue reading

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