Brookfield High School student Katie Gibson said Brookfield needs a place where young people can hang
Megan May hopes Brookfield Nutrition will be that place.
However, May said she doesn’t want to scare off those who may have a few years on them. Brookfield
Nutrition should be a resource for the community, she said.
Brookfield Nutrition opened June 4 at 7188 Warren Sharon Road serving vitamin-rich “healthy drinks,” including teas and shakes. The product line should be attractive to people who want to lose weight, athletes in training, and folks who want sugar-free drinks.
Brookfield Nutrition is a franchise, a sister site to Hubbard Nutrition and Youngstown Nutrition. May
said she became a regular at Hubbard Nutrition after “falling off the bandwagon” of her interests in sports
and fitness. Hubbard Nutrition owner Dana Hughes not only suggested that May open her own store, but
that she “need(s) to do this right now.”
With partner Tony Walls, who, like May, lives in Hubbard, May found the space in the Brookfield
Associates Plaza next to Subway and across the parking lot from Mr. D’s Delicious Fresh Foods.
May said she didn’t want to “just open a business and go, ‘Here we are,’” so she looked for ways to reach
into the community. Her aunt, Debbie Zebroski, an educational aide to Brookfield High School, hooked
her up with a group of athletic high school girls who might want to patronize and/or work at Brookfield
Nutrition, including Katie and Grace Schultz from Brookfield High School and Carissa Fahndrich from
Hubbard High School.
Zebroski also introduced May to George Lesnanski at the Brookfield Maker Space, which printed her
May plans to hold “tea drops” at local safety service offices and at the school, daily specials and theme
days, and allow the store to be used for community meetings, even after hours.
She also wants to be a flexible employer, noting that she couldn’t work in high school because no
employer would work around her sports schedule.
“I’m big on allowing students to be themselves,” May said. “I want the community involvement.”
Brookfield Nutrition has an Instagram account, and operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday