A new healthy dining option is coming to Sylvan Park, as EiO & the Hive, a restaurant, market, juice and coffee bar aimed squarely at the all-organic trend, is planned for an opening later this fall.
Located at 5304 Charlotte Avenue in what was formerly the Lucky Corner Discount & Smoke Shop, EiO (which stands for 'Everything is Organic") & the Hive is a partnership between creator and co-owner Jennifer Masley and Nashville-based fast casual juggernaut Fresh Hospitality. According to the restaurant's website, Masley splits time between Nashville and Grand Rapids, Mich., where she owns and operates several Sip Organic Juice Bars. Masley also hosts "The Hive Hour," a radio show centering on health and wellness that's broadcast live from Acme Feed & Seed each Sunday.
While specific details are not yet known, the website pegs the project as a restaurant at its core, with fresh juices, coffee and a market component woven in, all with a heavy lean towards healthy, organic and local .
Clean up of the existing space has already been underway, and a tipster let Eater know that a permit has now been pulled for interior renovations of the approximately 3,500-square-foot space.
And in true Fresh Hospitality style, it looks like expansion is already in the works, as a second location has been announced for the Health Sciences Cafe space at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Fresh Hospitality, which partnered with the school last year to bring a handful of the restaurants under its umbrella to the new Evansdale Crossing development, will open up EiO & the Hive, along with Mexican spot Little Donkey and Pat Martin's Hugh Baby's BBQ and Burger Shop in the revamped cafe later this year.