South Portland loses its Mojo to Cape Elizabeth

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CAPE ELIZABETH — By early next month, Jacqueline Bradley expects to have her Mojo working closer to home.

Bradley, owner of Mojo Health Bar, said she plans to reopen the business at 299 Ocean House Road by June 2.

“I wanted to be in the town I live in and where my community is located,” she said about the combination massage center and juice bar. 

Bradley opened Mojo in August 2010 on Cottage Road in South Portland. Bradley, who was born in England, came to Maine by way of California about three years before.

She said the business was well received, but the new location near the intersection of Shore, Scott Dyer and Ocean House roads will provide better visibility.

“I think it is a better drive-by location,” she said.

Bradley said she will no longer be serving coffee, but fresh juices and smoothies will be available.

“I’m honing it back to the things I love,” she said, adding she will try to use local sources for fruits and produce.

Strawberries from Maxwell’s Farm proved very popular in juices and smoothies last year, she said.

After opening in South Portland on the weekend of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K in 2010, Bradley said she wants to reopen in town in time for the June 3 Cape Challenge 5K race, which is sponsored by parent teacher associations in town schools.

Bradley and her two children will not be behind the counter at Mojo, because they are running the race, she said.

Mojo has three massage therapists on staff. They provide 15- and 30-minute sessions for customers of all ages, Bradley said.

“I’ve had a lot of people taking advantage of the shorter session,” she said, adding she has also seen younger athletes come in for pre- and post-game massage therapies. Bradley and her staff offer deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stone and reflexology treatments.

To open at her new location, last occupied by a land development company, Bradley needed Planning Board approval to amend the use of the building from office space to personal services and restaurant use. The board approved the amendment May 15.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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Cape Elizabeth resident Jacqueline Bradley plans to reopen Mojo Health Bar on June 2 at its new location at 299 Ocean House Road. Bradley opened the massage therapy center, juice and coffee bar on Cottage Road in South Portland almost two years ago.

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Portland City Hall reporter for The Forecaster. Baltimore native, lived in Maine since 1989. A journalist since 2005, covering much of Cumberland and York counties. I joined The Forecaster in 2012.