College Park Community Newspaper : CPCN 020118
6 News FEBRUARY 2018 COLLEGEPARKPAPER.COM After months of renovating, EDEN’S FRESH CO. is now open at 2305 Edgewater Drive on the first floor of The Wellesley. Stop in for fresh, healthy salads and wraps. edensorlando.com JEREMIAH’S ITALIAN ICE is coming to College Park! The popular frozen treats will be available in the old Subway space at 2213 Edgewater Drive sometime during the second quarter of this year.jeremiahsice. com NEW MOON MARKET and juice bar, located at 2314 Edgewater Drive, will be expanding into the next-door space left vacant by Lael Couture. newmoonmarket.com The owner of PLUSH PAWS PET SALON has purchased the former Gator, Seminole, Knight Fever building at 3702 Edgewater Drive. After extensive renovations are completed, the new salon should be open sometime in March. Plush Paws offers professional grooming for dogs and cats. plushpawsinc.com French chef Francois Cahange is closing Croissant Gourmet to open TARTINE WINE BAR & EATERIE in the same location at 2445 Edgewater Drive. After the restaurant gets a facelift and a whole new menu, Tartine will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will also serve as a wine bar. facebook. com/tartineorlando In the former home of AT&T, T-MOBILE has opened at 2441 Edgewater Drive. The business offers cell phone service for iPhone, Android, Samsung, Google, and LG devices. t-mobile.com Last month when we announced the winners in the Best of 32804 contest, we mistakenly left out the Best Burger category, which went to The Tap Room at Dubsdread. Congratulations, Tap Room team! Thank you to all who voted in this fun biannual contest. OOPS: BEST BURGER CATEGORY LEFT OUT Local birthing center earns national accreditation By Debbie Goetz Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology has become a nationally accredited birth center — the only one in Central Florida and the second in the entire state. A grueling process that took two years, the accreditation status proves compliance with the American Association of Birth Centers Standards for Birth Centers. The team at Tree of Life worked very hard to make their dream of national accreditation come to fruition here in College Park. Kaleen Richards, CNM, ARNP, established Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology in 2011 in Deland and in 2015 opened the College Park location at 1010 Arthur Avenue. By Holly Hatcher • Dr. Phillips Charities expects to close on the 118-acre parcel at John Young Parkway and Princeton Street by the end of February. The parcel will then be donated to the City of Orlando for the new regional city park announced in December 2017. • The City of Orlando and Dr. Phillips began formal planning for the new park in December, and Dr. Phillips officials report it is progressing well. • The Dr. Phillips team — including urban design firm Perkins & Will, Atlanta office; the planning and engineering firm GAI Consultants, Orlando office; and real estate development consultants SC Advisors, Orlando — started planning for The Packing District’s phase I development and road improvements in January. “I’ve been to Ponce City Market in Atlanta and enjoyed it very much. When Dr. Phillips related The Packing District to that, I realized how exciting this would be for our community. I’m thrilled with what I’ve heard — the eateries, the tennis center, the park — it will be very beneficial for College Park.” — Anne Brownlee, lifelong College Park resident and real estate agent with Anne Rogers Realty “We’ve been talking, thinking and praying about this project for a couple years and we take it very seriously at Dr. Phillips. Seventy years ago, a guy named Doctor Phillips stood up to talk about building a community, with a hospital and schools and it being a place to raise a family. And it happened. Here we are again. We have a feel for 10 to 20 years from now, but 70 years from now? That’s why we feel the pressure to do it right. We have a great partnership with the City of Orlando and therefore feel good about this new gateway to the city, that it will be a true asset to the community.” — Jim Ferber, chairman of the board of Dr. Phillips Charities THE PACKING DISTRICT STATUS UPDATE Joe Wood Morrison Jr. 10/27/1959 — 1/13/2018 College Park resident Joe Wood Morrison Jr., age 58, passed away suddenly on January 13, 2018. He died within 48 hours of contracting the flu. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was dearly loved by family, friends, and co-workers. A few of them shared some words about him on his obituary tribute wall. “He was always the perfect gentleman with a very caring heart to everyone he met,” Brad Johnson wrote. “He was one of those rare people who did not have a mean bone in his body,” Clayton Eskew wrote. Joe was also an Emmy award– winning photojournalist. He had a passion for music and was strong in his Christian faith and political views. 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