Monthly Archives: May 2011

While visions of smoothies danced in our heads…

This is the story of how we became the proud owners of a Tropical Smoothie Café franchise. It all started with visions of smoothies dancing in our heads! We (Kriss and Michelle Shriver) have dreamed of owning our own business for years. Something we could do together and really enjoy. We looked at several options –

  • starting our own internet-based graphic design and writing business (Kriss is a talented artist, and Michelle is the writer in the family);
  • getting into real estate as an agent and appraiser (probably not the best market to get into at the moment, and not very scalable for the future)
  • owning a health supplement store (high cost of inventory)
  • even buying a storage facility and U-Haul business (Michelle’s comment: “If I’m going to run a business, I have to be passionate about it – and I can’t get passionate about storage, even though I like the show ‘Storage Wars’ on A&E!”)

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Think Tropical!

Kriss & Michelle
Tropical Smoothie Café NV24

This is the newsletter for six Tropical Smoothie Café
locations in Colorado and Nevada 
owned by Kriss & Michelle Shriver.

Our Nevada locations are in Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.
Our Colorado locations are in Greenwood Village and Centennial.
Addresses for Kriss & Michelle’s Cafes are listed to the left. Click on each location’s address to visit its microsite.

For the Tropical Smoothie website, please visit