THIRSTY WORK: The Juice Bar's owner Bubbles Barbierato was run off her feet at the store's first day of trading today.
THIRSTY WORK: The Juice Bar's owner Bubbles Barbierato was run off her feet at the store's first day of trading today. Tessa Flemming

Wait is over as new juice bar opens in Warwick

IT'S time for residents to get their sip on after a Warwick photographer decided to diversify her skills and open a new business, The Juice Bar, in Rose City Shoppingworld today.

The store sells juice and smoothies as well as superfood bowls and some sweet treats.

It opens following a highly anticipated countdown on Facebook, which owner Bubbles Barberiato was very thankful for.

"Social media has really taken off with it," she said.

"We've been run off our feet since nine."

Miss Barbierato said she was inspired to open the store after getting tired of searching for healthy fast food.

"Warwick needed a healthy option," Miss Barbierato said.

"It's hard to find somewhere that's good for you and also tastes good."

All produce used in the store is locally sourced, either from Stanthorpe or Rose City Fruits, a pledge that was very important to Miss Barbierato.

"Farmers are crucial to Warwick's backbone," she said.

"Our main goal is to support and benefit them and help them come out of the drought."

Miss Barbierato is also making it her mission to hire locals to revitalise the town's community.

"I was a photographer who was finding it hard to get business and I came up with the store as a way of needing to think of something else to get me to stay in town," she said.

"A lot of it has come from trying to find a way to keep us here."

Miss Barbierato also hopes to hire more people as the business grows.

"I'm always looking for more staff and to give people a go," she said.

As for her plans into the future, Miss Barbierato hopes the store will be known for its regular and loyal customer base.

"Hopefully people will come in for our great customer service and know that they can order something not on the menu and we will make it exactly as they want."



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