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SoBol Opening in University City

Açaí Bowl Brand Opening Second Philadelphia Location at 38th and Spruce in Late August

Two months after opening in Rittenhouse, the team behind SoBol Philly, the açaí brand which
has seen a wildly successful start to their foray into Philadelphia, has announced that they will be
opening a second outpost in the City of Brotherly Love, with a University City shop set to open
in on August 23rd on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at 3737 Spruce Street.
SoBol’s new University City location will be significantly larger than the Rittenhouse storefront,
with 1,716 square feet and 40 seats inside, compared to 750 square feet and 21 seats at the 46 S.
17th Street location. The menu will be the same, as will the hours, which are seven days a week
from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"We were very excited to bring our delicious and healthy treats to the area when we opened in
Rittenhouse last April," said SoBol Philly Co-owner Mike Quinn. "The store's first venture
outside of the New York area saw the single best opening month that any of the 22 current SoBol
locations have ever seen, and opening in the heart of a major university in the fourth largest city
in the U.S. is giving us even higher expectations for our second location. We expect our
University City SoBol to be very busy."

"College studeSobol acai bowlnts looking for a quick, healthy, delicious and affordable meal are a huge part of
our target demographic," said Quinn’s partner, Dan Nestor. "Once we saw the space at the corner
of 38th and Spruce, we knew immediately that it would be our second location."
SoBol’s Philadelphia operations are spearheaded by Nestor and Quinn, who are longtime friends
and business partners from West Chester, PA, and the entrepreneurs behind NEXClean — a
specialty cleaning company that the two founded in 2013, which services healthcare facilities
throughout the east coast. Ilana Glassner, a University of Pennsylvania graduate and former Blue
Apron employee, is the company’s Development Manager, and Andrea Carter, formerly of the
Rose Group, is the business’s Operations Manager.
"We believed in this brand from the moment we experienced it for the first time in New York
about a year ago," said Nestor. "Not only is it delicious, but it also contains so many health
benefits, and we saw from the day we opened that many people in Philadelphia were already fans
of açaí bowls and have become loyal regular customers. We were thrilled to see the response,
and we are blown away by how often we see many of our guests each week.”
SoBol's menu features three sizes of açaí bowls: $5.95 for kids bowls; $8.50 for regular bowls; and $12.95 for super bowls, which can feed two or three adults.
 
Sobol's acai bowls contain their homemade granola, açaí puree, and an assortment of blueberries, sliced bananas, strawberries, asprinkle of coconut and a drizzle of honey. SoBol's original pitaya bowls contain granola, dragon fruit purée, and an assortment of mango, kiwi, pineapple, coconut and a drizzle of honey. Pitaya bowls are priced at $6.95, $9.50 and $14.95, respectively, and custom toppings such as nut butters and chia seeds may be added. Smoothies are priced at $7.29 apiece, with options including Açaí; Pitaya Plus; Super Green; Very Berry; and Strawberry Banana.

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018