Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming to former Peachwave space in Prairie Village

The Andersen family of Shawnee will be opening a new Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in Prairie Village this year. Photo credit Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

The Shawnee family that brought the first Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Kansas is expanding its presence in the Shawnee Mission area.

Scott and Missy Andersen opened their first Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise location Lenexa in December 2015 at 12850 W 87th St. Parkway. Now, they’ve signed a lease to open a second location in the spot at 9424 Mission Road vacated by Peachwave in October. The couple are working toward a mid-summer opening.

Founded in Florida in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers more than two dozen smoothies as well as a food menu featuring toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and bowls. The Andersens, who have two sons who attended SM Northwest, first encountered the brand on a trip to Florida and got hooked on the food. The decided to become a franchisee and chose Lenexa’s Greystone South Plaza for their first location.

After the Prairie Village operation is up and running, the couple hope to open a third location in the Shawnee Mission area this year as well.

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Jay Senter
Jay Senter

Jay Senter is the founder and publisher of the Post.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he worked as a reporter and editor at The Badger Herald.

He went on to receive a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, where he earned the Calder Pickett Award. While he was in graduate school, he also worked as a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.