Get your exotic fruit fix at the new Playa Bowls in Carlisle

Carlisle/West Shore

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Acai bowls have grown tremendously in popularity over recent years, and Carlisle has officially welcomed an organization that’s been leading the charge into their community.

Playa Bowls officially opened their N Hanover Street location on Saturday, August 14 to a large line and rave reviews.

Playa Bowls started when founders Robert Giuliani and Abby Taylor made a deal with a pizza shop owner in New Jersey. They set up a makeshift stand outside of the shop and began selling their creations. It’s now been six years since the makeshift stand started, and the organization now owns over 120 stores nationwide.

Brooke Butler-Wagner, Owner of the Carlisle location, grew up in Carlisle and said that the town was perfect for a Playa Bowls location. “This is my hometown, and where I still currently reside for most of the year, so I wanted to be able to give back to my local hometown and give back to the local organizations that reach out. Being able to employ community members is something that was great to me as well,” Butler-Wagner said.

The menu consists of several different bowls, smoothies, juice, and coffee options. The store is located at 30 N Hanover Street and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Everyone seems to be really excited about the store and our selection so it’s been a great start for all of us,” says Butler-Wagner. “We’re a new store so future plans aren’t quite defined yet, but if the opportunity arises we would love to grow in the Midstate.”

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