Ruby Jean’s juicery closes only JoCo location 2 years after opening

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A Kansas City juicery and healthy eatery has closed its only Johnson County location.

Ruby Jean’s Juicery recently closed its Leawood shop after two years, citing a lack of customers and staffing issues with that location.

Ruby Jean’s operated at 11828 Roe Ave.

  • The shop operated out of a space at the Town Center Plaza shopping center, just off Town Center Drive and Roe Avenue.
  • Ruby Jean’s opened that location in March 2022.
  • There, it served a range of juices, smoothies and healthy grab-and-go bites like parfaits and power wraps.

Owners said the shop struggled to get traffic

  • In a letter to customers posted in the Leawood store’s window, owner Chris Goode wrote that the Leawood location never generated enough traffic to keep the store going.
  • Goode also cited an inability to keep the store sufficiently staffed.
  • “We are grateful for the opportunity to spread our love of health and well-being, but must do what we can to preserve our entire business,” he wrote.

This was the only Ruby Jean’s location in JoCo

  • The juicery still operates multiple Kansas City, Missouri, locations — including its flagship location at 3000 Troost Ave.
  • That location opened in 2017, and since then, the juicery has gained a loyal Kansas City following.
  • The juicery also still operates a stall inside Whole Foods at 301 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Missouri.

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About the author

Lucie Krisman
Lucie Krisman

Hi! I’m Lucie Krisman, and I cover local business for the Johnson County Post.

I’m a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, but have been living in Kansas since I moved here to attend KU, where I earned my degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Post, I did work for The Pitch, the Eudora Times, the North Dakota Newspaper Association and KTUL in Tulsa.