A 'juicy' development: Popular KC juice bar comes to new Springfield market

Published: Feb. 15, 2017 at 8:13 PM CST
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By sheer coincidence, a Ruby's is going inside of a Ruby's.

Ruby's Market, opening soon on East Sunshine, is a new venture by Pyramid Foods. The store is named for Pyramid Foods CEO Erick Taylor's grandmother. Ruby Jean's Juicery, on the other hand, is named after its owner Chris Goode's grandma.

"At age 61 she died of diabetes," Chris explained. "So, we took her lack of knowledge and our knowledge around health and built a brand that is created for the masses"

Chris was able to take his personal tragedy and turn it into a motivation to help others become healthy.

"It is just taking fresh natural produce, washing it off, and turning it into liquid. So, I just with grandmother had it and now I have the opportunity to spread my love of juice to as many people as possible."

Chris' existing Ruby Jean's Juicery (

) location in Kansas City has become a very popular top-ranking juice bar.

"We are moving from one location to five different outlets outside of two years in business," he explained. "I think typically this juice bar concept is kind of a 'froufrou' vibe. Ours is really unintimidating; it is fun."

Picking Springfield to branch out an easy choice for this 2006 graduate of Missouri State University, who was also on the MSU Bear's football team.

"It feels like home. I don't feel like I am in a different city. I feel like I am just back home."

The question is, when will Ruby's and Ruby's open? Back in January, Pyramid Foods said it would be opening Ruby's Market in about 60 days- which would put that date into March. The company recently completed installing the exterior signage in recent days and has been putting final touches on the interior. However, an exact opening date has yet to be announced.