Smoothie King has opened its doors at The Waites Apartments, a mixed-use development, in Birmingham’s Southside.

The restaurant is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue South and 21st Street South.

Smoothie King joins Taco Mama and Farm Burger at The Waites.

“We spent a lot of time looking for the right location for our store,” said Millard Morrison, a spokesman from FMY Holdings, LLC. “Seeing the vision of The Waites’ developers really helped cement our decision to open our first store here.”

Occupying about 1,600 square feet, Smoothie King offers a variety of smoothies to fuel each customer’s unique purpose, from Fitness Blends to Slim Blends, Wellness Blends to “Take a Break” blends.

The smoothies are made with real fruit and fruit juice, nuts or veggies and high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, offering a healthy alternative to Birmingham’s downtown community at The Waites.

Named after the former Waites Bakery, The Waites features more than 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space with other onsite tenants including Club Pilates, Taco Mama, Farm Burger, Smoothie King, Blaze Pizza and Roll Up, a sushi concept.

Retail tenants began to open in mid-summer 2017. Parking for retail tenants is located in the rear of the property.

“We are thrilled to have Smoothie King join The Waites diverse retail lineup,” said Rodney Barstein, chief development officer for Retail Specialists. “Smoothie King offers a real variety of nutritional blends, with menu items that are sure to appeal to residents of The Waites and to those living or working in the surrounding communities seeking healthy options on the go.”

Smoothie King is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.