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Charles Village meets Freshii

Charles Village welcomed Tuesday a fresh new addition to the neighborhood, Freshii.

Located at 3113 St. Paul St. in the space formerly occupied by Gordon Florist, the Charles Village Freshii is the first location for the quick-service restaurant chain in the Baltimore area.

“With sustainability at its core and customized meals made of 100 percent fresh ingredients, Freshii is a truly unique concept to Baltimore,” said Baltimore locations co-owner Rebecca Fielding in a statement. “As a Baltimore resident, I recognized the need to bring an affordable, healthy and quick dining option to the city. I’m excited to introduce Baltimore to the Freshii experience.”

Free coffee will also be available with any purchase this week, along with other daily promotions.

The Charles Village Freshii is 2,500 square feet and features a convenient outdoor patio area. Freshii is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a menu of  salads, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts and soups. Off-site catering is also available for parties, meetings, receptions and special events.

The restaurants operate without energy-devouring dishwashers, hoods, ranges and ovens and with smaller store fronts. The packaging (bowls, straw, cutlery, fountain cups, etc.) is made from eco-friendly vegetable starches, like corn or potatoes, biodegrading quickly, leaving behind only carbon, biomass and water. What is more, if a customer brings in a bowl, it is washed and filled by Freshii employees.

Freshii has 50 locations currently opened, with an expected 80 more to open by 2012. Three hundred have signed to open by 2015.