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Radio Hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee Open Bed-Stuy Juice Bar

By Camille Bautista | September 22, 2016 3:53pm | Updated on September 23, 2016 6:47pm
 Radio hosts DJ Envy (left) and Angela Yee opened a juice bar on Malcolm X Boulevard near MacDonough Street on Sept. 21.
Radio hosts DJ Envy (left) and Angela Yee opened a juice bar on Malcolm X Boulevard near MacDonough Street on Sept. 21.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Get your daily dose of greens at Bed-Stuy’s latest juice bar.

Radio personalities DJ Envy and Angela Yee from the national morning show “The Breakfast Club” launched the new bar, Juices for Life, at 277 Malcolm X Blvd. near MacDonough Street.

The franchise, from rappers Styles P and Jadakiss, already operates locations in The Bronx and Yonkers, with the goal of spreading health awareness in local communities.

“Most people in poorer communities do not have health insurance and do not have regular doctor visits,” a description on the Juices for Life site reads.

“Being more health conscious can limit unnecessary ailments caused by foods high in sodium, fat, etc. which will help the next generations to come.”

Yee, who lives in Bed-Stuy, partnered with her co-host for the latest venture.

She approached Styles P about a Brooklyn location, she said, adding that it’s hard to find juice bars in the neighborhood.

“I hope that people who have never tried something like this before will try it for the first time and just adapt to a healthier lifestyle,” she said.

“It was more about investing in a business that we felt was something that would be beneficial, that’s really the main point.”

Juices for Life Brooklyn opened for business Wednesday, Yee said, offering drinks that cost about $5 and contain fresh ingredients like kale, spinach, pears and even tree bark.

“It’s people who really care about the neighborhood,” she said of the employees, adding that customers can ask for tips on how to make their own juices at home.

The 1,100-square-foot space, with seating for up to 18 people, is decorated to mimic a brownstone living room, with chandeliers, tin ceilings and exposed brick, Yee explained.

Artist Trevor Andrew, known for his “GucciGhost” work, is expected to paint a mural inside the shop, she added.

Juices for Life Brooklyn will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at 277 Malcolm X. Blvd.