SCHENECTADY — The juice and smoothie bar Raw will double in size this summer, as it expands into next-door space along the Jay Street Marketplace.
Owner Nicole Pardi and the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation announced the move Tuesday. She said she hopes to complete the renovations next month. “Our business continues to grow, so we needed to add space to handle the demand for our fresh food and drinks,” she said in a news release.
The current space, at 177 Jay St., is takeout-only. The storefront at 175 Jay St. will provide space for tables and chairs, and will allow the patio to double in size as well.
Raw features fresh natural ingredients in food and drinks including cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, salads and baked goods.