Jul 01

July - Paisley Vegan Kitchen

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 4:19 PM by Samia Singleton


Paisley Vegan

July 1, 2016 - If you are looking for a vegan comfort food dining experience, look no further than Paisley Vegan Kitchen, which opened in March of 2016 on Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village. The owners, Alyssa and Michael, explored the concept of presenting delicious vegan cuisine that mimic the familiar dishes we all know and love, such as chicken and waffles, lasagna, and macaroni and cheese. According to the owners, a not so familiar dish, buffalo cauliflower bites, is a customer favorite. Completely free of all animal products, all menu items and ingredients are made from scratch daily, including the chicken substitute.  

When Alyssa and Michael began to outgrow their on Delannoy Avenue, they immediately set their sights on Cocoa Village as the new location for Paisley Vegan. “Cocoa Village was the most welcoming place we found while looking for places,” says Alyssa. Hitting the ground running, Paisley Vegan Kitchen opened a month and a half after Alyssa and Michael signed the lease for its new location. 

Paisley Vegan’s special niche attracts diners from all over the state of Florida looking for vegan cuisine. This resonates with Alyssa and Michael, whose decision to open their own restaurant stems from wanting closer vegan dining options. “We lived in south Palm Bay before we moved here and were driving to Orlando to go out to eat,” says Michael. “A date night turns out to be a very hard thing when you have a two-hour drive.”

The restaurant currently has seven employees. Alyssa and Michael’s future plans, include investing into the physical infrastructure to make the kitchen as efficient as possible, and eventually relocating into a larger space. 

For more information about Paisley Vegan Kitchen, visit www.paisleyvegan.com or stop by its new location at 630 Brevard Ave, Suite A.


Apr 01

April - Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa, Inc.

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM by Samia Singleton

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Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa, Inc.

April 1, 2016 – In 1952, World War II veteran, Glenn Carmichael was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. With a background in auto repair from his family’s Orlando based business, Glenn’s leadership skills and precisionist mindset drove him to open his own tire service business. In an effort to truly differentiate his business from his family’s, Glenn relocated to a growing ocean side community, which would allow him to pursue his salt water hobbies - when he was able to steal away a few hours to play as hard as he worked. Since his passing, Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa remains a family owned and operated business. Glenn’s son, Bill, owns and runs the shop with the help of his wife, Carol; son, Nate; and daughter, Becci, along with a team of five employees who the Carmichael’s view as an extension of the family.

Chosen for its central location, the City of Cocoa has proven to be the perfect hub for the surrounding cities served by Glenn’s. Offering auto, commercial vehicle, and RV service, Glenn’s has the capability to service your residential, business and recreational vehicles all in one location. Whether you’re a busy professional, stay-at-home parent, seasonal visitor, or longtime customer, Glenn’s aims to exceed customer expectations during every visit by continually seeking new ways to serve the customer better.

In the spirit of excellent customer service, Glenn’s is currently planning to expand service offerings to include virtual quote delivery, hybrid services, auto pick-up and delivery, and additional Pink Gloves classes; classes designed for new and experienced drivers who are interested in learning the basics in vehicle maintenance, care, and safety. Above all, Glenn’s plans to work hard every day to be a name customers can trust in auto care.

For more information on services and future Pink Gloves classes, call (321) 636-1889, go to www.glennstires.com, and visit Bill, Carol, Nate and Becci at 811 North Cocoa Blvd. 

Feb 29

March - Alpha-Omega Training & Compliance

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 4:43 PM by Samia Singleton

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Alpha-Omega Training & Compliance

March 1, 2016 – In February 2009, colleagues Todd McDowell and Brian Barnett took a leap of faith, quit their jobs and officially started their own business. Seven years later, the business has expanded for the second time and shows no signs of stopping. A new business to the City of Cocoa, Alpha-Omega Training & Compliance has experience in safety services, environmental spill response clean up, and utility support, among other services. Dedicated to the safety of all, Alpha-Omega serves clients in North and South America and the Dominican Republic.

When an available facility in Cocoa’s industrial park was presented to the business, Alpha-Omega took advantage of the opportunity. With easy access to Interstate 95 as well as State Roads 520 and 528, the transition into Cocoa was not a difficult choice. Equipped to serve clients large and small, Alpha-Omega strives to provide the best all-around service from a top notch team of 35 employees for which Todd and Brian are eternally grateful.

In keeping with the momentum, Alpha-Omega plans to continue growing and expanding their training offerings with courses including Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Rescue, and Fall Protection. Simultaneously growing the utilities construction and demolition division, this veteran-owned business is “Semper Paratus” or “always ready” to work with the client’s needs.

For more information on service offerings, visit www.a-otc.com or call 321-445-9845.