WICKER PARK — Closed over the summer for remodeling, a Wicker Park shop that sells rocks, crystals and salt lamps will soon be offering a raw juice bar with vegan snacks and meals.
Infiniteus Rocks and Juice, 1644 W. North Ave., is awaiting final inspections and is hoping to reopen before the end of the month, said owner Alex Drummond on Friday.
The juice bar's menu offers custom and build-your-own cold-pressed juices, smoothies, shakes, teas, cleansing "water elixirs" and coffee from Dark Matter Coffee.
Cold-pressed juices, which cost $11 for a 16-ounce serving, include "Green Crack," made with green apples, celery, cucumber, kale, parsley and lemon, and "Love Juice," made with pineapple, ginger and lemon.
Drummond said the juices will be made using locally sourced organic produce and purified alkaline water and the shop will offer a bottle recycle-exchange program for regular customers.
In addition to juices, Infiniteus plans to sell raw, organic and vegan pre-cooked snacks and meals that will be made offsite by vendor Green Spirit Living, based in Rogers Park.
There will be tables and chairs so folks who are buying juice can hang out and eat, too, Drummond said.
According to a news release, the revamped storefront, which was designed with the help of local artists, features "an eclectic mix of salvaged wood, laser etched artwork, wall mural, crystal wallpaper, and an amethyst crystal named Helena that’s larger than most people."
Helena, the store's crown jewel, is a purple amethyst that was formed in Brazil, which stands at least five foot tall and costs $20,000.
Drummond, who tweeted out a photo of the purple amethyst in February, said he purchased the rock at a gem show in Tucson, Arizona and while it is technically for sale, he is "hoping it stays around the store for a while."
Infiniteus sells loose healing stones, crystals and gems as well as jewelry, fragrances, soaps and salt lamps, which use a low-watt bulb and help to reduce pollutants and allergens.
Infiniteus Rocks and Juice, 1644 W. North Ave. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ph: 773-661-1418.