New downtown Augusta business to combine art and juice

Monday, June 16, 2014 7:48 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:01 AM
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The downtown business culture will soon get a little more green with the advent of a combination art gallery and juice bar space.

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Husband-and-wife team Baruti and Denise Tucker opened a 2,000-square-foot, multipurpose art gallery on the corner of Eighth and Ellis streets and will add a vegetable and fruit Juice Joint in July. The space, called Humanitree House, also will likely be used for yoga and tai chi classes and as an open stage for music, poetry readings, documentary screenings and other art performances.

The brightly colored gallery currently features the work of Baruti Tucker, a full-time artist who uses his fingers to paint, but Denise Tucker said the space is open to anyone.

“We wanted to have a space where regardless of who the artist was, their age, their race, their background, whether they have formal training or are self-taught, they could come exhibit and show their work,” she said.

She is an herbalist and vegan caterer and is in charge of the organic, plant-based juice bar, which also will sell coffee and tea blends. She said she’ll be able to make drinks for customers specific to any ailment or condition they have.

“It’s cold-pressed juice, so we’re able to bottle it,” she said. “You can pick it up or sit down and eat in.”

The Tuckers will serve light breakfast and lunch staples, such as parfaits, fruit cups, vegetable burgers, salads, wraps and soups.

The business, which is open only at night during the week at present, will expand its hours and likely hire employees after the juice bar opens next month.

The couple launched Humanitree House three years ago as an eco-friendly small business and so far has focused on organizing community events in Augusta. The name, Humanitree House, originated from an art series done by Baruti Tucker and meant to emphasize how trees connect mankind to nature.

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Pops
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Pops 06/16/14 - 09:40 pm
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Sounds really

hip....

KSL
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KSL 06/17/14 - 02:09 am
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Gee, this reminds me of a

Gee, this reminds me of a book published in 1973 which I subsequently read: The Secret Life of Plants.

Supposedly plants are sentient and you need to talk to them as well as feed and water them.

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Riverman1 06/17/14 - 07:06 am
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Give Me A Rare Steak and Shot of Jim Beam

“She is an herbalist and vegan caterer and is in charge of the organic, plant-based juice bar, which also will sell coffee and tea blends. She said she’ll be able to make drinks for customers specific to any ailment or condition they have.”

I don’t think they’ll need a sign warning people not to bring their guns inside.

Pops
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Pops 06/17/14 - 07:58 am
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Are they going

to allow smoking?

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/17/14 - 08:19 am
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Not my kind of place

If your going to San Franscisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
Meat & taters for me...

noxiousfumes
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noxiousfumes 06/17/14 - 09:57 am
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I had a chance to visit when

I had a chance to visit when they were putting the space together and it's really nice. A laid back place to socialize without breathing in secondhand smoke; similar in vibe to a coffee house. I look forward to hanging out there. Plus the artwork by Baruti is amazing!

Butterman
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Butterman 06/17/14 - 10:07 am
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The Hipsters
Unpublished

are taking over downtown.

GuyGene
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GuyGene 06/17/14 - 10:27 am
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Welcome!

Well, I'm a never been hip, cool, geezer busta from Augusta, and sounds like I'd be welcome too! I go.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/17/14 - 12:34 pm
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YUPPIES & DUCKIES

Haight-Ashbury San Fran, along with a mix of Mid-Town Atlanta comes to Downtown Augusta.

Butterman
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Butterman 06/17/14 - 01:19 pm
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Should fit right in
Unpublished

with Matt Kwatinetz's Jazz/Coffee Club/Beat Poetry Lounge. Get out your berets and tye dye tshirts

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scavullob 06/17/14 - 04:45 pm
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I've been waiting!

I've been looking forward to the opening. Two creative, artistic people helping grow the downtown community. I'm in. Juice on!

Bulldog
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Bulldog 06/18/14 - 08:45 am
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Welcome

Not exactly my kind of place, but it sounds like a great addition to down town. Welcome!

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