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On this episode of Behind the Bar with Ashley and Hailee, the duo interviewed Chris Goode, local business owner of Ruby Jean’s Juicery and Kansas City activist.


Chris Goode

As Chris, Ashley, and Hailee catch up, Chris fills them in on the story of Ruby Jean, his grandmother, who inspired him to start his own health-conscious business.

And after, Chris shares his ‘why’ behind the push for Troost Ave. to be renamed Truth Ave., as well as some exciting details about a new project he has helped spearhead with RideKC – an Adopt-A-Stop program aimed to clean up and maintain bus stops around the city.

The gentrification of Troost can be a difficult conversation in real estate – how to develop an area while still benefiting the residents of the area, and promoting positive change. Listen as Ashley and Chris dive into how Ruby Jean’s has been a great example of how this can be done.

And of course, it wouldn’t be an interview with Ashley and Hailee without a fun speed round of fun and interesting questions!



Watch the video below to get the full scoop on Chris Goode!