EDWARDSVILLE - Those who are fans of Smoothie King are in for a treat this fall as a new location is being constructed at 1501 Troy Road in Edwardsville.

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The new building is being completely redone on what was previously the Red’z Rib Shack.

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Edwardsville Economic Director Walt Williams said he is excited about what Smoothie King will do. It is another example of taking a location and renovating it for a new business.

Smoothie King is a privately held New Orleans-area smoothie franchise company with more than 775-plus units nationwide. Steve Kuhnau is the founder of Smoothie King.

There are Smoothie King locations in Belleville, Fairview Heights, St. Louis, Maryland Heights, St. Charles, and Clayton.

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