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A popular New Jersey chain known for its acai bowls opened its first Pennsylvania store in Bethlehem Friday. in the new location at 310 E. Third St. in the Polk Street Commercial Center in South Bethlehem. as word quickly spread on the Lehigh University campus. Several of the students said they were already huge fans of Playa Bowl from visiting other locations.
Saucon Valley School District resident Jim Dale fell in love with Playa Bowls at the Jersey shore and jumped at the chance to open his own franchise in Bethlehem.
Dale was drawn to the East Third Street space, which last housed a salon and spa, because of its proximity to Lehigh, Northampton Community College and Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.
Dale’s entire family was on hand Friday morning, helping to fill orders and take care of last minute details. It is incredibly exciting to finally throw open the doors and see customers inside after months of work, Dale said.
Robert Guiliani and Abby Taylor started the first Playa Bowls as a food cart with two blenders four years ago in Belmar on the Jersey shore. Today, they operate 17 locations, some food trucks, across New Jersey and are opening stores in New York City.
They were both in Bethlehem on Friday assisting the roll out of the first Pennsylvania location.
Playa Bowls has a cult following at the shore, people will stand in line for an hour,
and follow closely on social media.
The bowls combine acai berries, a Brazillian fruit chock full of antioxidants, with bananas, fruits, granola, honey, peanut butter and other toppings. The menu also features pitaya (dragon fruit), green (kale), coconut, chi and oatmeal bowls in addition to smoothies and juices.