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Another Name Brand Lands in La Porte

(La Porte, IN) - Another retail chain is coming to the City of La Porte. This time, it’s Smoothie King.


There are more than 1,300 Smoothie Kings nationwide serving a variety of smoothies made from whole fruits and organic vegetables. Smoothie Kings are also in Merrillville, Crown Point, and Goshen.


Construction is just beginning on the structure behind Starbucks at New Porte Landing.


“We’re excited about that. We’ve been working on that project for a while,” said Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership,

Cook said the Smoothie King in La Porte could be open before fall.


“I think they’ll be a really good addition to the city of La Porte and that New Porte Landing area as well,” Cook said.

Other chains like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Popeye’s, and the soon-to-be opening 7-Eleven, have come to La Porte in recent years. Another chain, Doc’s Smokehouse, known for its barbecue and bourbon, is expected to start going up on Pine Lake Avenue in the coming months.


Cook said residents starting to move in at The Banks, a resort-type living facility beside Clear Lake, is another example of the positive changes happening in the city. 


“It’s great to see so much construction going on,” Cook said.

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