Tropical Smoothie Cafe is coming to Port Huron Township. The franchise was founded in Florida in 1997 and now has over 700 locations nationwide. The restaurant will offer food including wraps, bowls, sandwiches, breakfast, and of course a selection of smoothies.
Director of the Port Huron Township Downtown Development Authority, Paul Maxwell, said they “are happy to have them here, it’s been a Godsend.” Maxwell explained that the location of the new restaurant, was a run-down property, and he was grateful that it was being repurposed. Maxwell added that the original site was too small for zoning purposes, but was later rezoned to make way for the restaurant. He said, “it’s a great location, right across from Port Huron High School. Maxwell also said the franchise is looking for a location in Marysville as well. According to Maxwell, the cafe will bring 40 new jobs to the area from entry level to management positions.
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.