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Jan 03


Posted on January 3, 2022 at 4:14 PM by Rachel Horst

Toppertown employees in front of Toppertown buildingToppertown, a long-standing establishment located in the Cocoa community, is celebrating its 50th year in business. The business has grown with the commitment and care of three generations of Condons. Jack and Jill Condon opened Toppertown’s doors in 1971, managing the business before John and Christine Condon took over in 1986. This year marks the third ‘passing of the torch’ with Christine retiring and grandson of Jack and Jill, Alex Condon, taking over.
 When Jack and Jill opened, the focus as you might imagine from the name Toppertown, was on aluminum truck tops and bed covers. As the business has grown, more services and products have been added to the list. When perusing the Toppertown website you now see a product list including custom lighting and light bars, bed covers, running boards, roof racks, towing equipment such as 5th wheels and gooseneck hitches, backup cameras and parking sensors, Tommy Gates, and of course, truck toppers. All Toppertown products are installed on site by knowledgeable and friendly members of the Toppertown Team. Products aren’t limited to trucks either, you can find solutions for all types of vehicles from trucks, commercial vans, box trucks, to law enforcement vehicles, private automobiles, RVs, and even motorcycles.

The Condon family attributes Toppertown’s success to a reputation built on the quality of their products and the service provided to their customers over the years. When visiting Toppertown’s website, you find photos, video and testimonials from appreciative clients. If you’re looking for a custom accessory or product for your vehicle, reach out to the experts at Toppertown on Clearlake Road. Call the Toppertown team at 321-632-1644 or visit the Toppertown website.

Oct 07


Posted on October 7, 2021 at 10:55 AM by Rachel Horst

NUCreations714 business with Ciera in front of storefrontNuCreations714 is a professional hair braiding salon that provides clients with extraordinary styles. Ciera Frederick, owner, provides braiding and styling options that help clients maintain their hair easily. The salon is located at 970 N Cocoa Blvd., Suite #5.

The company slogan is, “Life is too short to have boring hair!”, and with Ciera's help, you can find a distinct style that works for you and is far from boring. She will help you express your personality whether you want braids for a specific event or just an everyday look, Ciera offers a wide range of different styles. Ciera say's with the utmost confidence, “I can transform your appearance by braiding your hair in many different ways based on your preference.” Some of the most popular styles are natural, knotless, and coi leray braids. She also offers soft locs, faux locs, and extension locs over natural locs. You can see all the style selections on her website.

Braided styles can save time and energy in daily hair styling and the tradition of braids can be traced back 5,000 years in African culture. Braiding can protect the hair, promote growth, and correct damage. Ciera's 15 plus years of experience have also given her the ability to offer her own time proven NuCreations714 products. She sells a go-to deep conditioner, purple luxury hair bonnets with the NuCreations714 logo, and edge control for all hair types to smooth back hair with any style.

NuCreations714 just celebrated its one-year anniversary in the City of Cocoa. Ciera is a testament that hard work and savings produces small business success. She has built a loyal and diverse client base, serving children to seniors and everyone in between. Clients travel from Daytona, Orlando and Palm Bay, so make sure you call in advance to make an appointment as Ciera is in high demand.

If you are looking for a professional hair braider, give Ciera Frederick at NuCreations714 a call at 3212232674. Services are provided by appointment only. Find NuCreations714 on Instagram @NuCreations_714, Facebook @NuCreations714or online at

Jun 18

Save A Lot Food Store

Posted on June 18, 2021 at 12:11 PM by Rachel Horst

Mark and Mike MedearisIn April 2021, the Cocoa Save A Lot was forced to close its doors. Being one of two grocery stores along the Dixon Blvd. corridor to close within that same month, the City of Cocoa jumped into action to work with the owners of the Save A Lot store to keep them providing an integral
staple of nutritious food for our community. With the partnership in place and partnerships with other Cocoa businesses as well, this beloved store was able to reopen for business on May 26, 2021.
Michael Medearis, owner of the Cocoa store, started with Save A Lot as a Warehouse Manager, progressing through the company to Division Manager of the Southeast of the United States. He knew the grocery business and wanted to manage all aspects by buying a few stores for himself. In May of 2008, he made this happen by buying the Cocoa and Melbourne stores. Throughout the years, Michael has mentored his sons with all of his expertise. Mark Medearis, one of Michael’s son's, is an integral part of the Save A Lot in Cocoa.
Both Michael and Mark are pleased to be able to reopen and provide needed products to the community. Micheal Medearis points out, “many of the customers have been shopping at Save A Lot since I took over ownership in 2008.” Mark Medearis also adds that, “Our customers like a great deal and they keep coming back because we try to tailor our products to their needs.”
Victor Corado, Save A Lot Butcher Apprentice, has been working at the store for two years and is part of the local staff that was so grateful to be able to return to their jobs. Victor is proud to be reopening, “I hope this turns out well because these customers need the store in this location.”
The store reopening has been made possible by the work of many in the community. The Celebration Tabernacle Church owns the plaza and was very instrumental in notifying the City of the need for the store. They have been gracious with the financial constraints of Save A Lot
and by working together, hope that Save A Lot is here for years to come. Dittmer Air and Heat, another Cocoa Company, worked diligently to provide HVAC and refrigeration services needed to open Save A Lot. Jessica Dittmer, Sales Manager with Dittmer Air and Heat, was glad they could help and wish the store the best because as a local company made up of Cocoa residents they understand its importance.
As citizens of Cocoa, we are all part of the future success of Save A Lot. City Council started this project with much needed support and funding. Save A Lot rose to the challenge, businesses like Celebration Tabernacle Church and Dittmer Air and Heat were instrumental in the execution, and now it is up to all of us to keep this community store thriving in our community.