Photo submitted Local wellness shop is making meal replacement shakes or protein shakes as well as energizing teas that have a beautiful presentation. Make Fuel Good Energy a priority on your next trip through downtown Paulding.

New to the Paulding square, Fuel Good Energy announces their grand opening on Friday, July 2. A ribbon cutting will be held on that day at 10 a.m. Owner and beverage artist Erika Mefferd has been making protein shakes and energizing teas for herself for years now and wants to bring her creations to the community. Mefferd attended Wayne Trace high school and now resides in Convoy with her family. When asked, “why Paulding,” Mefferd stated that the building and opportunity became available and she wanted to jump on it. She felt like Paulding was a perfect location to bring energizing shakes and teas as Paulding does not have anything like this currently available.

Mefferd’s goals for Fuel Good Energy are to provide the community with a healthy lifestyle and to support local kids who participate in sports. She said they would love to get more involved with the community and have plans to one day host exercise classes as well as weight loss challenges.

While Fuel Good Energy is presently offering protein shakes and energizing teas, there are plans of adding some menu items such as energizing treats and hot beverages coming this winter. Meffered stated, “this is just the start and our menu will continue to grow.” Another menu item Mefferd mentioned coming soon is a sports line geared towards athletes and a children’s line.

Fuel Good Energy is located at 108 North Williams Street west of the Paulding County court house. Mefferd hopes to spread knowledge about the products she offers in her store and wellness. She also hopes to have a good community relationship and support from our locals. Local businesses are an important asset in our community as they provide jobs to local citizens and we support people who are making products in our home town. If you are unable to attend the grand opening, consider stopping by another time.