As an initiated protein movement operation, Mixed in the center of the Seneca One complex expanded and rooted. The local business is located on the third floor of the building’s dining hall and currently hosts two days a week along with desserts, protein cakes and their popular bars.
“The mixed mission is as simple as our menu,” says owner Tracy Taylor. “We believe in what you put in, you come out, whether it’s food in your body or striving for your goal. Life is what you make it and we want to allow people to make healthy choices. ”
Taylor launched the mix in 2018.
“I’m a mother of four athletic daughters, and after participating in hundreds of athletic competitions, I’ve always been very frustrated with the choice of food, such as pizza, mackerel and cheese, hot dogs,” Taylor says. “As a personal trainer for over 25 years, my kids spent a lot of time in the gym, so the protein shake was part of their diet. I saw a need, bought a bus, and turned it into a mix over the months.”
The Blend bus hit the ground and Taylor then looked back, using almond milk and a variety of fruits and special ingredients at events, offices and campuses in the area to offer whey sugar and vegan protein.
Taylor is excited to open the city center at the Seneca One complex. “As soon as I walked inside the building and met the designers Douglas Jamal and Paul Milstein, I realized that this was something I wanted to be a part of,” Taylor says.
The dining hall, operated by Sodexo, has public access with a wooden pizza, a grill station, a Mediterranean bowl station and more. The mix is currently the only outdoor retailer in the area and has a full line of smoothies, protein shakes and their famous bars.
“Our favorite fan is the monkey (banana, almond milk, chocolate protein and peanut butter), which can also be turned into a dirty monkey by using cold coffee,” Taylor says.
“We also built a homemade protein bar, The Blend Bar, which was originally built for the car, but then went into flight,” Taylor adds. The bars are built and are located in a commercial kitchen located at The Kitchens on Chandler Street sold online and in places throughout the region. They are both vegetarian and gluten free.
“My 72-year-old mother is the brain behind bars,” Taylor says. “She makes them with my daughters and nephew, so you can say it’s a family affair. Even my husband helps! ”
The mix at Seneca One is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with an extension of hours when the building comes to life. A number of office tenants have begun moving into the space complex, including 43North, Odoo and M&T Bank’s technology center. Today, the building employs about 300 people and is followed by thousands. In addition, out of 104 apartments, more than 50 apartments have been rented. A health club and CrossFit gym will open soon.
“I’m excited to be a part of the downtown revitalization,” Taylor says. “With my family by my side, I love serving my community, encouraging people to live healthy lives and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.”
Connect: Mixed, 716,308,0963 [facebook]
The mix is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Seneca has a dining hall – the third floor