Juice it Up is back.

The national raw juice chain featuring handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls recently reopened in its old location in the Ripon Town Square Shopping Center, 1201 W. Main St., Suite 20.

“This is new to me,” said owner Sierra Valenzuela of the Juice It Up on Monday. “I’m impressed with all the healthy options.”

For better or worse, Juice It Up had been on hiatus for the past eight months prior to the new ownership.

The doors opened once again on Jan. 15 amid the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders for takeout along with home delivery apps such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub.

An Air Force vet, Valenzuela runs the business with Sal Ligotino and a few family members.

The group is no stranger to juicer bar having previously operated one inside a Tracy gym for the past six years.

“When I saw that the Ripon location was available for purchase, I knew I needed to take the plunge,” said Valenzuela. “I’ve enjoyed implementing changes to the original storefront and I’m excited about the value Juice It Up will bring to the community.”  

Juice It Up earned a reputation for serving the best tasting smoothies, blended and fresh raw juices and superfruit bowls.

Valenzuela and others can attest that the business is focused on staying ahead of the trends. Included are items with equal parts flavor and functionality for not only taste great, but also to support a healthy and active lifestyle.

“I’m excited to bring Juice It Up back to Ripon with a refreshed look and feel, where guests can again enjoy their favorite handcrafted smoothie, raw juice and superfruit bowls,” she added.

The Ripon location is one of 100 Juice It Ups, and can be found throughout the state along with Oregon, New Mexico and Texas. Founded in 1995, the franchise is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

For information along with hours of operation for the Ripon Juice It Up, call (209) 570-5902 or log on to www.juiceitup.com