Monday, June 20, 2011

The Spot - a belated update to my post about Robeks Claremont

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post entitled "The advantage of Facebook-friending Robeks Claremont." That post concluded as follows:

Incidentally, if you're an Inland Empire Facebook user, just search for "Robeks Claremont" and you'll find their page.

But if you're a driver, searching for Robeks Claremont, you won't find it.

A few days ago, I was in Chino Hills and was unable to locate another Robeks that I had visited a couple of years ago.

It turns out that Robeks is still going strong. I don't know what happened in Chino Hills, but Claremont declared its independence:

On a December 2010 evening, the Owner and Staff voted to cut its corporate ties from a smoothie franchise to become an independent, family-owned, student-powered establishment.

The Staff voted to renew the store “The Spot”, while the logo was co-created by CHS Alumni Kevin Coduto ‘10 & Matt Arias ‘09. Arias and Courtney Kessler ’12 added panini recipes.

The smoothies now have more fruit and less sugar/dairy, and the establishment has instituted touches that are very Claremont-like:

New relationships were formed to better serve the 909 Community by buying 100% Organic Wheatgrass from local farmers Cal Grass of Pomona, Organic Oranges for freshly squeezed OJ from King Ranch of Alta Loma, & world class roasted coffee beans from Coffee Klatch in Upland.

And yes, I stand corrected - Coffee Klatch's headquarters are in Upland.

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