||Drink to your
juice, anyone? Getting juiced-up is the new post-workout routine at
Rowans Recreation Center. Brothers Paul and Allen Stowells
juice bar is now serving healthy treats. We want to provide
a healthy alternative to fast-type foods that taste good for students
on the run, says Paul.
Paul Stowell 79, a former Profs football player and a
member of the Brown and Gold Gridiron Club, owns the new juice bar.
Currently a casino auditor, Stowell always wanted to be an entrepreneur.
His love of working out gave him the idea to start a juice bar business
in 1991 in Margate. His brother, Allen Stowell 96, a
former baseball player for the Profs, joined the business upon graduating
with a physical education degree.
The shore business was open only in the summer, and attracted many
East Coast vacationers to this West Coast trend. Customers suggested
a yearly service or expansion to other areas. College and university
recreation centers seemed to be the most satisfying way to expand.
An article in the Fall 1997 issue
of Rowan Magazine catapulted Paul into action. In How
healthy is the student body?, Tina Pinocci, director of the
Recreation Center, said that men and women were often more concerned
about looking good than truly being healthy. I called Tina right
away, says Paul. Her enormous support from the start made
Allen handles the juice bars day-to-day operation. Im
able to assure students and train student workers about the benefits
of each item, he says. He educates his staff on the differences
between smoothies, protein shakes and veggie juices. I really
like this business because it is self-satisfying, says Paul.
Opening our first college juice bar at our alma mater makes
it even more special.