Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee Wednesday afternoon recommended approval of plans for a whole foods, plant-based juice and smoothie bar at 1906 Main St.

The owner of  the planned 4 Suns Fresh Juice restaurant is Gabrielle Jean-Paul Aguilar, who until recently was manager of the Chute Middle School cafeteria.

Aguilar says she started a mobile juicing pop-up business two years ago and that the new location will be her first brick-and-mortar business.

The planned menu features all vegan items made with freshly juiced fruits and vegetables along with smoothies, teas, soups, rice bowls and salads.

The 700-square-foot location will have limited seating at a counter and a couple of tables

Aguilar says she plans to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Her request for a special use permit for the restaurant now goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals and will ultimately require City Council approval.

The Design and Project Review Committee Wednesday also recommended approved of special use permit applications to expand a detached single family home in a B1 business district at 1717 Simpson St. and for child residential care homes at 820 and 824 Gaffield Place operated by Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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