In this episode of Downtown Depot on 103.3 KWBU-FM, host Austin Meek learns about Luna Juice Bar. Owner Summer Shine is a recovering addict who used painful past experiences to create a healthier, happier lifestyle and brand. Meek also reviews two proposals for the redevelopment of Heritage Square, a 2.3 acre surface parking lot downtown often used for civic events, and billboards Waco 52, a new art exhibit hosted by Creative Waco.
Inside the Episode:
0.55: Review of the Heritage Square development proposals
1.50: Chris McGowan of The Civic Center
3.19: Ed Kinkeade of Heritage Crossing
4.49: Creative Waco's downtown art exhibit, "Waco 52"
5.51: Summer Shine's Waco story
6.49: The journey to starting Luna Juice Bar
7.45: Community differences between living in Dallas and Austin
8.00: Relapse in 2012
8.38: Finding treatment and business counsel in Victoria
9.07: Salvation in business
11.04: Being open about addiction
12.25: Finding healthy uses for her addictive personality
15.03: Paying it forward - 50% of staff is in recovery
16.32: Functional recovery
17.31: The success of Luna Juice Bar = good product + good story
20.20: The Magnolia Effect on Luna
22:22: What kind of city do we want Waco to be?
24:26: "I tend to see the brighter side of life."
25.00: Chip and Joanna's hearts for helping
26.00: Luna Juice Bar storefront opening on Austin Avenue
27.20: Rise of Uptown Waco