This summer, local residents Leslie Jones and Phil Weaver purchased Clean Eatz Southern Pines, three years after their friends Melody Cox and Kristian Kelly opened the franchise location. Both longtime fans of Clean Eatz, Leslie fell in love with the brand back when it was a single café in Wilmington.
In their weeks of ownership, the two have met everyone from busy, dual-income families to those who want to eat healthy, for less than it would cost to get all the ingredients at the grocery store.
“Nutrition is missing piece that everyone can’t seem to get together because they don’t know how, or they don’t have time,” Leslie says.
“This isn’t an investment for us, it’s a lifestyle,” says Phil, who retired from the military in 2018. “Moore County is our home, and this shop is a way we can share what we’ve learned about healthy eating over the years.”
Saturday, Sept. 26, 11-3: Meet Phil and Leslie at a “Grand Opening Under New Ownership” party, with pop-up camps from Forte Fitness, Workhorse, Crossfit 611 and TruFit, and booths from vendors like Vixen Woodworking.