A Jamba Juice will reportedly open in Richland’s Queensgate shopping district sometime after Jan. 1.
Anderson Juice has filed for a business license with the state this fall to open at 2727 Queensgate Drive. Renovation is under way in the space, and city officials said the business license can’t be approved until construction is complete. Calls to Jamba Juice’s corporate offices seeking further comment were not returned.
The juice and smoothie purveyor will replace Boehm’s Candy & Gifts, which sold chocolates and other items from the Issaquah-based Boehm’s Candies & Chocolates.
Jamba Juice is based in Emeryville, Calif. Along with its signature juices and smoothies, it also sells energy bowls and other snack items with a focus on fresh and healthy food.
The franchise would have no trouble drawing in loyal Jamba fans — the closest Jamba Juice to the Tri-Cities is about 2 1/2 hours away in Spokane.