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The Stand Opens at Sportsplex

The Stand Opens at Sportsplex

Add one more point of interest at the Sportsplex on Mill Plain Road. The Stand, Norwalk's funky little juice bar and vegan hot spot, opens on Thursday, September 8th. Mike Hvizdo and Carissa Dellicicchi, business partners and soon-to-be newlyweds, launched the Norwalk storefront in 2006. Hvizdo, who has a rare blood disease, wanted to improve his own health and changed his diet accordingly. Then, when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, eating organic and vegan became even more important.

Hvizdo and Dellicicchi started making juices for his mother out of their home while living in Southport. She told her friends about it at her cancer support group. Suddenly, they found themselves making juices for more than 50 people. It soon became clear that they were on to something.

While the shop initially gained popularity with the yoga moms, word started to spread. Now, people from every age and stage in life come in for their fresh wraps and salads as well as their juices and smoothies. Almost all of their food is sourced locally. They also offer a 5-day juice cleanse, although they are careful to mention that it's not for everyone. They stress that it is not meant to be a weight loss program, although many people do lose weight during the cleanse. It is meant to detoxify the body of impurities and infuse it with healthy nutrients. 

With 1,700 square feet, they will have enough space for visitors to pop in for whatever makes their mouth water. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 P.m. They are closed Sundays. For more information, visit their web site at www.thestandjuice.com.

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