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The Juice Departs York Boulevard in Highland Park After Four Year Run

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The juicery opened in 2014, and had trouble hanging on in the hot neighborhood

The Juice
The Juice in Highland Park
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

The Juice is no longer in business. It lasted longer than most Highland Park residents thought, almost four years slightly away from the bustling part of York Boulevard. And while it’s not fully confirmed, it appears its replacement might be newcomer, Kumquat Coffee Co.

First spotted by Twitter user thenewYorkblvd, the building’s facade started to change last week. It’s unclear when The Juice actually closed, but locals wondered how long the shop would hang on, as the York Boulevard and Avenue 49 offshoot doesn’t have the same foot traffic as York’s main strip, and is surrounded by residences.

The Juice was noticeably absent of customers, and in the company of some longstanding competition. On York and Avenue 51 is Berry Bowl, which offers freshly-made juices under $12, and a 32-ounce juice costs a mere $7 at Jugos Aztecas on York and Avenue 52. The Juice made all drinks off-site, and charged $10 for any pre-bottled tonic. Two The Juice locations remain in Atwater Village and Sherman Oaks.

As for Kumquat Coffee Co., Eater reached out to find out more about the new cafe, but has not heard back.