College Park Community Newspaper : CPCN 020118
2 Publisher FEBRUARY 2018 COLLEGEPARKPAPER.COM Last month, it seemed every time I turned around another business was closing in College Park. As discouraging as it was to get that news, it also brought with it hopes of new opportunities. We were sad to hear Lael Boutique was closing but encouraged to find out New Moon Market would be expanding into that space. The Pie closed temporarily last month — we thought forever — until we learned new owners took over, and it is back open. When we heard Plush Paws Salon was moving, we were excited to hear they purchased the Gator, Seminole, Knight Fever building, which had been sitting vacant for a while. These are just a few of the relocations, expansions, and new businesses opening up in College Park. Check out more in Comings & Growings on page 6. We posted our question of the month on Facebook to find out what types of locally owned, small businesses you would like to see here in the 32804. Wow! There was no shortage of suggestions — everything from a raw bar (very popular) to a clothing store to Thai and Indian food. If you happen to visit businesses in other parts of town that you think would be a good fit, show them that post. You never know ... I hope you will take a moment to read our cover story about the progress being made by the Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation (CKc), which College Park’s Melissa and Michael Wiggins started when their son was battling cancer as a toddler. What they have done — and continue to do — will make you proud to know they are your neighbors. It’s hard to imagine what it has been like for them, their son, and for all the other children and families fighting this fight. If you find yourself moved by their mission, consider attending their major fundraiser, the CKc Gold Gala, or even making a small donation on their website. And be sure to follow CKc’s #NoMoreOptions campaign online. Hope to see you out and about this month, friends! Change and hope in College Park Publisher/Editor Debbie Goetz Copy Editor Teresa TL Bruce Contributors Teresa TL Bruce, Lindsay Chamberlin, Becky Dreisbach, Holly Hatcher, David Karch, Rachel White Social Media Garin Thomas, Michelle Olds Interns Victoria Elajami, Natalie Monzon, Samantha Sarmiento Production OPS Submissions Email firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Colby Lopez email@example.com Policy Statement All submissions become the property of College Park Paper, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reprinted without permission of publisher. All advertise- ments, announcements and articles sub- mitted are subject to refusal or editing at publisher’s discretion. ©2017 College Park Paper, LLC P.O. Box 547263 Orlando, FL 32854 321-236-7455 collegeparkpaper.com CollegePark COMMUNITY PAPER Sharing the good news happening in the community since 1989 Publisher’s Desk Debbie Goetz In the January issue, a photo caption associated with the Gary Cain interview incor- rectly identified those pictured. Pictured here is Gary Cain with David Hughes and a Boys & Girls Club member at the grand opening of the Hughes Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. We apologize for the confusion. CORRECTIONS In the January article about The Packing District, the 4R Foundation was incorrectly identi- fied. The nonprofit was established in 2015 by John Rivers and his 4R Restaurant Group. We apologize for the confusion.