As much as locals grumble (this one included) about the recent hotel construction downtown, for some local business owners, the boom has been a boon. Fives Loaves Cafe co-owner Casey Glowacki directly attributes the opening of the Hyatt Hotels at the corner King and Spring streets to an uptick in his Cannon Street restaurant’s sales. “We’re seeing so many more tourists,” he says. And that’s part of the reason he decided to expand. By July 20 Glowacki hopes to have Five Loaves’ new adjacent juice bar open to the public.
“Long story short, I was on a surfing trip in Oaxaca, Mexico and each time I got out of the water, I’d have these amazing juices and healthy lunches,” he says. “That kind of inspired this.”
Five Loaves juice bar will serve a variety of juices as well as yerba mate and cold press and drip coffee. The take-out only spot, which will be housed in the former Mae Bell’s House of Beauty salon at 43 B Cannon St., will also sell food like acai bowls and packs of Five Loaves’ signature chicken salad and salad dressings to go.
“I can tell you what we won’t have,” Glowacki adds, “We won’t be a cappuccino bar and we’re not doing any of those protein powders.”
The juice bar will also serve as a place for customers waiting for a table to stand and have a beer, glass of wine, or juice. The juice space will be open from 7:30 a.m. through dinner service and will have three stools at the counter.
With the cafe nestled in the AirBnB-friendly Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood and with more boutique hotel construction underway in the 500 block of King, we expect Glowacki’s expansion to be the first of many for other business owners on Cannon Street.
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