OAKHURST – Today is the last day you can get a Jamba Juice smoothie in town, as the locals-favorite shop is closing down as of this evening.
Jamba Juice corporate officials have pushed since January to convert company-owned stores like Oakhurst’s into franchise operations.
When no buyer emerged to take over the Oakhurst outlet, the determination was made by corporate to shut the doors.
A tasty mainstay in Oakhurst for over a decade, Jamba Juice has offered sweet, healthy drinks and snacks to kids of all ages, frequently participating in fundraisers to support the schools and nonprofits in the area.
The news initially took the employees by surprise as they were notified over a month ago that they’d need to be looking for work after today.
You still have time to pick up one last fruit-full smoothie – the store is still open until 8 p.m. tonight.