Burlington Nutrition store opening on High Street in Burlington NJ

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BURLINGTON CITY — Just a couple of weeks in the past, 563 High Street was empty.

Now although, it has a brand new enterprise within the 1,000 square-foot unit subsequent to the road: Burlington Nutrition, a well being meals retailer with greater than 50 flavors of meal substitute shakes and vitality teas, stuffed with Herbalife elements, in line with proprietor Juliana Knazek.  

Knazek and her husband Scott opened their enterprise Monday and welcomed 76 clients on their first day, mentioned Juliana. The place was busy once more Tuesday afternoon, even after the lunch rush. 

Both Juliana, a trainer at Gertrude C. Folwell Elementary School in Mount Holly, and Scott, who works for the Hardenbergh Insurance Group in Marlton, have full-time jobs throughout the day, in addition to a two-year-old son named Cole. But the Lumberton couple determined to open Burlington Nutrition anyway, paying $10,000 to renovate the High Street house, in line with Juliana.

And with the assistance of two managers, one a school scholar and the opposite a retired firefighter, they’re conserving it open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. 

“I simply had an thought and ran with it,” Juliana Knazek mentioned. “My husband was tremendous on board, which was essential.”

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Juliana began ingesting the identical Herbalife-ingredient shakes from Eastampton Nutrition a couple of 12 months and a half in the past. Then she purchased the elements and began mixing her personal shakes at house. 

After that, she met with Erica Koehl, the proprietor of Moorestown Nutrition, a well being meals retailer providing the identical meal substitute merchandise on Main Street.

“She lit a fireplace underneath me. She simply mentioned, ‘You can do that,'” mentioned Knazek. “Just discover the precise location.”

In April, the Knazeks discovered that on High Street. Juliana beloved that new companies, like Glassy Brown Cookies and The GLAM Bar, and luxurious flats, on the Pearl Pointe complicated, had been opening alongside the Delaware River downtown.

But she additionally beloved that the placement was drivable in addition to walkable, near Route 130 from Burlington Township. 

“More downtown, parking may need been a difficulty,” Knazek mentioned. “But we’re on the nook, so we’re (nonetheless) on High Street.”

Amanda Hamilton, a buyer at Burlington Nutrition Tuesday afternoon, drove over from the township. 

“This is 4 minutes from my home,” she mentioned. “It’s so handy.” 

With tables and barstools inside that may seat, altogether, about 15 folks, Burlington Nutrition can change into a hangout, Knazek mentioned. It additionally has free Wifi, she added. 

“Meet your mates right here,” the proprietor concluded. “Hang out together with your children.”

The new enterprise might also signify the beginning of a brand new period for the once-vacant constructing.

A UPS retailer is coming to the unit subsequent door later this 12 months, in line with Knazek.

Jarrad Daniel Saffren covers the COVID vaccination course of, training and enterprise for the Burlington County Times, Courier Post and Daily Journal. Please assist help native journalism with a digital subscription.

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