BY THE BELLINGHAM HERALD – Barkley movie-goers will soon have a new healthy food option that the owners hope will also be a hit with the rest of the neighborhood.

Work is underway to replace TCBY with Vitality Bowls near the Regal Barkley Village movie theater. It should be open this spring said Amanda White, who is opening the cafe with her husband Josh White.

The cafe will offer a variety of fast-casual healthy food, including bowls, smoothies, juices, salads, soups and sandwiches. It will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and during the evening movies.

Amanda White said they also plan on offering catering services for nearby businesses and schools.

While it will be a fast-casual format, the cafe will also be a place to hang out with a fireplace and a business meeting room. Along with movie-goers, White is hoping to attract regulars from the neighborhood. She believes the menu will draw them in, offering fresh ingredients without offering fillers like ice, frozen yogurt, sugar or artificial preservatives.

“I think it will be a great way for people to refuel, especially after a workout,” White said.

After the Barkley cafe opens, the Whites plan on looking at other nearby areas to open smaller cafes. A franchise company, Vitality Bowls has expanded from its start in 2011 in California. It now has more than 100 cafes open or in development, according to a company news release.

COVID-19 information

As we diligently follow COVID-19 updates and developments from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), most Vitality Bowls locations remain open as our team closely follows all public health recommendations to keep our customers, employees and communities healthy and safe.

Our goal has always been to provide the most nutritious food possible to our customers, and we are dedicated to that mission now more than ever.

Some aspects of the Vitality Bowls experience have been modified, including some locations limiting dining experiences to take-out and delivery only. Please contact your local Vitality Bowls regarding in-store dining availability.

We are confident that we will get through this together as a community. In the meantime, Vitality Bowls is here for you, to provide healthy, nutritious meals for you and your family.


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