City of Cocoa Announces New Local Businesses
By Space Coast Daily // April 2, 2015
Cocoa Welcomes New Businesses
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — In the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2015, Cocoa welcomed 13 new businesses to the community.
Outdoor Images offers design, manufacturing, installation, and service of signage.
The location on Grissom Parkway is a subsidiary to the parentcompany based in Columbus, Ohio.
The company purchased the 10,200 square foot facility in addition to the adjacent 1.29 acres of vacant land with the intention of developing the property within the next year.
Outdoor Images anticipates private capital investment of approximately $5 million in property and equipment and plans to create approximately 8-10 new jobs in the first year.
Virginia-based Sugar Shack Donuts announced that they’ve chosen Cocoa Village as their newest location.
Recognized on USA Today’s ‘The tastiest doughnuts in the USA’ list, this gourmet donut shop expects to make their debut to the Village in the summer.
The first location announced outside of their home state of Virginia, Sugar Shack Donuts will be located at 307 Delannoy Avenue, across from the historic Travis Hardware store.
While currently under construction, the project is estimated to generate over $360,000 in private investment and result in approximately 10-15 new jobs to the Cocoa Village.
The national retailer, Tractor Supply Company will open a new location at Byrd Plaza, located on U.S. 1 and Dixon Boulevard.
Tractor Supply will occupy approximately 36,000 square feet of space in the plaza, offering 15,000+ SF of outdoor display and 21,000+ SF of in-store space.
Demolition of the south end-cap of the plaza is underway to accommodate approximately $695,000 in improvements for the retailer with an anticipated completion date of summer 2015.
The Company plans to hire between 5-7 full time and 5-7 part time employees.
Tractor Supply is the largest farm and ranch store chain in America and operates 1,100 stores in 44 states.
The national chain, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, located at 934 Dixon Boulevard, will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, April 3.
Established in 1989, Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a Louisiana-inspired Cajun cuisine restaurant chain with over 1,700 locations nationwide.
You’ll notice other changes such as the former Coco Vee Jewelry, now known as Bobbi’s at Parkside, has relocated from their suite next to Myrt Tharpe Square to the newly renovated Parkside Place, 4 Harrison Street.
In addition, 625 Florida Avenue is undergoing improvements by the new tenant, Parrot Cove Mall expected to open April 1.
The Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved a façade grant for the Mall in the amount of $10,000 for renovations to the exterior.
The former Citgo gas station on the southwest corner of Michigan Boulevard and U.S. 1 will be retrofitted for a new Mobil gas station anticipated to open in summer 2015.
Additionally, you might have noticed that Chapparal Mexican Grill also received an exterior face-lift.
The Mexican cantina on U.S. 1 got a new stucco façade, fresh coat of paint, and landscaping, among other upgrades.