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Elixir’s Owner Promises Different Bar Experience

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Lawrence Clay is bringing a taste of California to downtown Gainesville with the opening this weekend of Elixir Lounge and Juice Bar in Union Street Station.

The inside of Elixir Lounge and Smoothies Bar.

The décor inside Elixir Lounge and Juice Bar has a bright, contemporary feel.

Looking for something new and different in downtown Gainesville? Look no further than Elixir Lounge and Juice Bar, opening this weekend at 201 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 109 (behind Starbucks).

A classic acai bowl

A classic acai bowl

During the day, Elixir will operate mainly as a juice bar, featuring smoothies, protein shakes and acai (pronounced ah-sah-YEE) bowls loaded with healthy fruit.

In the afternoon and evening, Elixir will offer patrons an extensive list of beers and wines along with appetizers such as beef taquitos and pizza strips. A full liquor bar will be available in August.

Owner Lawrence Clay has scheduled a “Quiet Opening” for Saturday at 9 p.m., featuring $2 drafts and bottles and other drink specials. There will also be free food and other giveaways throughout the night to introduce Gainesville to the new concept. Hogtown Slayers will provide live music.

“The headline should read, ‘Hollywood Takes Gainesville By Storm!'” said Clay, a promotor and consultant who splits his time between Tinseltown and Hogtown. “I really want Elixir to be the ‘it’ thing downtown.”

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