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Posted to Business Spotlight by Samia Singleton
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.
Posted to Capital Improvement Projects by Rachel Horst
The Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, located in the heart of the Diamond Square Community along Stone Street, has been in dire need of replacement, as the existing building is outdated, functionally obsolescent, and lacks the space required for the types of services that have been identified as needed in the community. Cocoa City Council prioritized the need for a new center at the existing site, which will be a gathering hub for community activities such as events, sports, senior and after school programs, workshops, healthcare services and more.
The new facility will be approximately 16,000 square feet, substantially larger than the existing center and will be located on the corner of Stone Street and Washington Avenue, a main focal point to the entrance of the Diamond Square Community. Site work for the new facility began in the Spring of 2019 and the new facility is scheduled to be completed by May 2020.
For a complete list of Capital Improvement Projects, visit www.CocoaFL.org.
Posted to Cocoa Communications by Samantha Senger