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Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center Downtown Clearwater

Written by  Bo Walker
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Clearwater’s City Councilmen and Chamber of Commerce staff cut ribbon with store manager. (left to right) George Mesmer, Doug Linder, George Cretekos, Shelley Jaffe, Paul Gibson, John Doran, Kathleen Peters and Chuck Warrington (of Clearwater Gas). Photo by Ian Phoenix.

Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center - 30 Years of Dedication to Downtown Clearwater

Clearwater, FL (March 2009) - Thirty years ago, Peter Gillham opened up his first nutrition center in downtown Clearwater in the old Gray Moss Inn. Downtown has gone through many changes since that time and so has Peter Gillham’s store. The location might have changed (alas, the Gray Moss is no more) but the same dedication to the community persists yet today. Recently, the company held a Grand Opening for the newly-created PG’s Café which brings an Organic Juice Bar to the downtown area for the first time.

The hottest new place to go in downtown is PG’s Café! This natural and organic juice bar features freshly-made juices and smoothies with only top quality organic ingredients. There are also build-it-yourself salads where customers can take advantage of organic produce and toppings to make the healthy yet tasteful meal of their choice. I am told that the homemade dressings are completely yummy.

Vice-Mayor George Cretekos buys organic coffee while store manager Shelley describes the eco-friendly bags used. Photo by Ian Phoenix.

And no matter your preference in coffee (regular, decaf or flavored) they are brewed – fresh, hot and of course, organic! Ever had an Italian Soda or a New York Egg Cream? You can partake of these freshly made drinks in PG’s Café, too!

Under the direction of store manager Shelley Jaffe, Peter Gillham’s Nutrition Center has undergone a major transformation and renovation to make it more customer-friendly and accessible. Customers are raving about how light and welcoming the shop is as well as the friendly and courteous service.

In addition to the complete line of Gillham’s Natural Vitality line of supplements, there are products from a variety of other suppliers ranging from vitamins to foods and sundries. A fresh selection of organic produce is also for sale. Any products that are carried in the store go through a rigorous selective process for quality and origin, according to Ms. Jaffe.

For example, the coffee is not only organic but “fairly-traded”, meaning that the growers are paid higher than fair trade and are inspected to make sure they are paying their employees a fair wage. The company will spend upwards of $800,000 a year on community services for the workers and the farms. This all aligns with the philosophy of the store: to provide customers with the best quality products that are also ethically made.

Not only are the products that are sold at Peter Gillham’s natural and organic, even the bags that are used are biodegradable. They are made of corn, not plastic, so they can fully break down and not pollute the environment.

Art from local artists adorn the walls and soon musicians and poets will perform their respective arts in the café area.

Whether you want a healthy lunch or a quick pick-me-up, PG’s Café is the place to go. And while you are there you can choose from a complete selection of natural vitamins and supplements for a healthier you.

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