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 www.Nucreations714.com.

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.
Mar 26

Candy Affair Candy Boutique

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 2:23 PM by Rachel Horst

Candy Affair Candy Boutique ownersAre you more of a chocolate person, or do you prefer gummies? How about a mix of hard candies, or truffles, or fudge? Whatever your candy preference, you are bound to
find a match among the diverse selection of confectionaries at Candy Affair Candy Boutique. Local residents, Erica and Nelson Ross, opened this cheerful shop where colorful retro and new
candies appeal as much to adults as children.

Do not be fooled by its relatively compact size; you can spend time perusing the sweets in this candy boutique. This fun shop is located at 218 Brevard Ave, tucked into a street level shop in
the Bel Air Courtyard in Cocoa Village, right next door to Café Margaux. The owners have carefully selected gourmet confections to please a variety of palates. With a big smile,
Erica explains, “that some of their best sellers are the large gummy bears on a stick, the chocolate covered potato chips and the kids novelty candy.” Yes, with old-fashioned
confections like candy buttons, Clark Bars and wax lips chewing gum the store is sure to kick up a burst of childhood nostalgia.

“What a fun place to take kids!” said one of their five star reviewers. The seemingly endless assortment of fresh colorful bulk sweets create an intoxicating scent in the Candy Affair
while providing endless options for children to mix the perfect bag to go.

Erica and Nelson also provide candy and candy buffets for parties, weddings and events. The options are endless; as they carry, candy cigars for that baby reveal party or platters of
truffles for any soiree.

The Candy Affair Candy Boutique is an excellent choice for all ages regardless of your preference for sweets! Visit Erica and Nelson at 218 Brevard Ave, between 11 AM and 8 PM Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 11 AM to 6 PM.

Visit the Candy Affair Candy Boutique website, Facebook page, or give them a call at 321-543-0504.