Pottstown, PA (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- Performance Food Centers congratulates Keith and Brenda Harrison on the successful integration of a juice bar into their business, The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore. The Heavenâs Garden Juice Bar is situated within the bookstore and provides an array of healthy beverages, snacks and a central meeting place for the Christian community.
Starting a juice bar was a logical extension of the original purpose of The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore. The Harrisons opened the bookstore in November 1996 to offer Christian resources and inspirational gifts to their community and a place for people to gather for fun and encouraging events. After much success, the owners knew they wanted to serve the community in a greater way by offering a gathering place that served healthy products to their groups that gather at the bookstore. In 2008 they made the decision to look for a vendor that offered juice bar supplies, including nutritious smoothies and organic coffee and tea to be served within their bookstore.
Once the Harrisonâs decided that they wanted to open a juice bar, they did a substantial amount of research to find the right fit for them. Searching for a juice bar distributor online, they encountered Performance Food Centers. âIt was important to us to find smoothies that would be nutritious and healthyâ mentioned Brenda Harrison. âPFC smoothies are sugar free, all natural, delicious drinks, which are very easy to make.â Mrs. Harrison also pointed out a benefit that was of key importance to The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore: âPFC was also affordable for us, since there were no franchise fees, nor huge requirements for us to get started.â
Performance Food Centers has made it easy for The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore to get into the juice bar business. âOur experience has been AMAZING, our PFC representatives, Ryan and Lindsey Kehl, are very informative and helpfulâ comments Brenda Harrison. âPerformance Food Centers goes out of their way to offer great resources for us to use. We couldnât be more pleased with our choice.â
At Heavenâs Garden, the smoothie juice bar offers a wide variety of shakes and healthy fitness smoothies that both parents and kids will enjoy. Performance Foodsâ Shake of the Month has been very popularâ mentions the Harrisons, âEspecially Octoberâs Guiltless Pumpkin Pie.â In addition, Heavenâs Garden offers a delightful selection of Allegro coffees and teas which is a perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of quiet reading, or the group conversation of a book club.
Keith and Brenda both agree that operating a Christian store has been a great experience and adding a juice bar has allowed them to grow closer to the community. Acting as a hub of activity, Heavenâs Garden regularly hosts gatherings and concerts, like the upcoming concert by Phillip Larue. A singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, Phillip has had many songs featured on such shows as The Hills, One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer and Harperâs Island. Mr. Larue will be playing Heavenâs Garden on Saturday, December 12, at 5 p.m.
Congratulations to the owners of Lighthouse Bookstore for serving their community, offering a great place to gather and share healthy shakes, coffees and teas.
About Lighthouse Book Store
The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore is an award winning Christian retailer in Bedford, Indiana. They sells a variety of inspirational products for all ages â Bibles, books, music, gifts, greeting cards, apparel, and DVDs. 7956 State Road 37, Bedford, IN 47421 812-279-9979 http://lighthouse-for-christ.com/