Monday, January 18, 2021


KIMBERLY, Wis. (WBAY) – With the pandemic nonetheless ongoing and no finish in sight, this may occasionally not appear to be the best time to open a enterprise, particularly one within the meals service business.

Nevertheless, the homeowners of 1 new Kimberly enterprise are talking out as to why they’re pushing ahead.

The grand opening of Blended Blast, positioned at a strip mall throughout from Kimberly Excessive College, was held simply final week.

“Truly we needed to do one thing that was going to be enjoyable, uplifting, construct folks up, create pleasure and perhaps right this moment, proper now in the course of the scenario there’s a variety of difficult issues in folks’s lives and we needed to assist folks have a greater day,” stated Kathy Forrest, a co-owner of Blended Blast.

Forrest, in addition to her good friend Victoria Lynch, determined to launch the enterprise, which sells meal alternative shakes and energizing teas, along with weight reduction counseling.

Lynch says her husband can also be concerned, since he not too long ago misplaced his job brought on by cuts because of the pandemic.

“We thought, what an amazing alternative to start out one thing with our personal future and a few folks did assume we’re loopy and do assume we’re loopy for doing this, however we take a look at it as a brand new problem, and it’s simply actually embracing,” stated Lynch.

The homeowners got here up with the concept for the enterprise final winter, after which started on the lookout for a location simply because the pandemic began, however regardless of issues over what might occur sooner or later, they didn’t wish to surrender on a dream.

“We’ve got an amazing ambiance right here, we’re dancing, singing typically and we simply wish to put a smile on folks’s faces and make them really feel higher about all the things that’s occurring,” stated Forrest.

Because the enterprise is new, it was additionally designed with the pandemic in thoughts, realizing prospects would wish to apply social distancing.

“We’re going to comply with all the foundations and do no matter we’re suppose to do to maintain us secure,” stated Forrest.

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