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Swami Juice to squeeze into Palma Ceia; Channel District to get vet hospital

PALMA CEIA — Sisters Kim Dionisio and Kelly Koleos and business partner Kerry Hanan will pour free cold-pressed juice samples and ginger shots at their soon-to-open Swami Juice before the Gasparilla Parade on Saturday.

The tiny juice bar is tucked behind a dry cleaners at S MacDill Avenue and Bay to Bay Boulevard. The three yoga instructors own two other juiceries, in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

Juices are made on site using a non-oxidizing masticating juicer to maximize the nutrients. The blend is poured and sealed in 16-ounce glass bottles.

Grab an energy shot, perhaps ginger, aloe or wheatgrass, or choose a bottle from the fridge. There are 13 flavors to choose from, vegetable based, fruit based or a combination.

"Personally, my favorite is Yo Greens," Koleos said. "That's kale, chard, sunflower sprouts, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger." Sweet Treat is a customer favorite: pineapple, orange, strawberry, lime and ginger.

Ingredients are raw and fresh, she said, "and as much as possible, organic, all sourced from local farms. With no preservatives, shelf life is four days."

Prices range from $9 to $11. As an incentive to recycle, customers will get a free juice for every 10 bottles returned.

Delivery will be available with a minimum order of six bottles, including juice cleanses "to detox, energize or jump-start weight loss."

By mid February, Swami Juice will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2832 S MacDill Ave. Visit or call (855) 467-9264.

Channelside vet office to open

Harbourside Animal Hospital opens Monday to offer modern vet care in the Channel District, which is where the owner, Dr. Tim Hodge, resides.

The practice offers routine wellness visits and vaccinations, but specializes in laser surgery, pet acupuncture and therapeutic laser rehabilitation "to accelerate healing of skin and ear infections and arthritis without medication," said hospital administrator Edwin Martinez.

Dr. Debra Drew will join Hodge, as well as other "attending" vets on call for ultrasound, endoscopy and orthopedic cases. Hodge also operates Cross Creek Animal Medical Center in North Tampa.

Besides cats, dogs, guinea pigs and the occasional rabbit or snake, "we are looking forward to Ybor City chickens," Martinez said. "Dr. Hodge has been reading up on avian medicine."

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting with Mayor Bob Buckhorn at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31.

Harbourside Animal Hospital, at 1112 Channelside Drive, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Visit or call (813) 229-3322.

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Swami Juice to squeeze into Palma Ceia; Channel District to get vet hospital 01/22/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:35pm]
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