Cocoa Beach Local Marketing

We put out a request on our local Facebook page, Cocoa Beach Local and asked you guys what businesses we should be promoting and here is what the residents shared. Post a local business you think would be best to promote in the comments below!

1) Grace’s Grill Cocoa Beach-

Fun family restaurant/diner. Old fashioned soda fountain, hand-dipped milkshakes, burgers (ground daily) Jersey Shore hot dogs, fries, onion rings & more!  The decor is very 50’s nostalgic and very nice.  No alcohol is served here, but you will find great shakes and cheeseburgers!  We couldn’t find a website, but we did find a Facebook page with their menu offered as a pinned post!

2) Sandy Roots Photography –

Sandy Roots is the project, transformation and expansion of VisArG (Visual Arts Gallery). Founded in 2008 by Detroit artist Erickson E. Kloock (aka eDOT), VisArG started as a platform to showcase and sell oil & acrylic paintings, artistic photography, as well as framed charcoal, pastel and pencil drawings. After graduating from the New York Institute of Photography, his wife Jennifer (aka Jeni K) jumped into the industry and offered traditional photography services. With hopes of refining their artistic perception from life experiences, they relocated from their home in Detroit, Mi. They first moved to Minot, ND and traveled to Montana, Minnesota and South Dakota. Then they moved to Pittsburgh, PA and traveled throughout West Virginia and Ohio for years. After 10 years of experiencing “Life thru the Lens” across the United States, together they permanently planted their roots in the sandy area near Cocoa Beach Florida. And “Sandy Roots Photography” was born. Sandy Roots now offers traditional photography services from Titusville to Melbourne and Cocoa Beach to Orlando. Wedding services are offered across the United States and Caribbean. VisArG still operates independently to showcase eDOT and Jeni K as artists; so be sure to checkout some amazing artwork at VisArG.

3) Jenna’s Breezeway-

Locally owned and operated since 2015, Jenna’s offers a wide variety of tasty food and cold beverages. Try a local favorite, such as the Cocoa Beach Cheese Steak or just have an ice cold beverage with friends. Enjoy our relaxing pet friendly backyard beach with horseshoes and cornhole, or just soak up some sun and listen to live music. If that’s not your thing, come inside to enjoy the AC and play pool, darts or try out the shuffle board. With a full liquor bar and delicious food options you won’t be disappointed at Jenna’s. Whether you are going out to dinner with the family or you want to have a drink after a busy day, Jenna’s has something for everyone.

5) Simply Gelato –

Susan and Scott Johnson, the owners of Simply Gelato, and here is their story, They lived in Arizona for the past 20 years and were healthcare executives.  Susan has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare finance and worked for a large hospital based in Phoenix, AZ.   Scott with his Master’s degree in Business Administration worked for a large national healthcare firm focusing on facilities, including regulatory compliance.  Scott traveled for work and when he found Cocoa Beach, he fell in love and told Susan, “We are moving to Cocoa Beach, Florida” (Susan had never been to Florida) After several visits, Susan fell in love as well, so they sold their home in Scottsdale and moved to Florida in January 2017 to open a chain of gelato shops known as “Simply Gelato.”  The Cocoa Beach shop is their first, with their second location open in the Historic Cocoa Village.  Scott and Susan live on Merritt Island with their Great Dane, Remington.  They are the proud parents of 4 children; Anthony, Jacob, Christiana and Jeremy.   They are also proud grandparents to 5 yr old twins, Hunter and Owen.

7) Guest Cottage Cocoa Beach –

Jackie & David Simington are the owners of the Guest Cottage in Cocoa Beach, Florida. They founded this piece of paradise 20 years ago and knew right away that they were done roaming! The Guest Cottage has turned into a hidden treasure.  This isn’t your average cottage and certainly not a hotel. If you’re looking for a unique experience, look no further! They have two efficiency units, the Manatee Suite and the Dolphin Suite. The suites are separate and have their own private courtyard which includes dining space and a charcoal grill. They are located in downtown Cocoa Beach, Florida across the street from Slater Way Beach Access and close to restaurants, pubs, shopping, and local conveniences.  Don’t just take our word for it, be sure to check out their reviews. Then book your get away!

8) Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar –

With over 30 years of experience, Jason Bunin has been involved in some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City. His first NYC stepping stone started at Petrossian Restaurant where he first shaped and molded his love for the culinary field. At the time it was one of the world’s best caviar and champagne establishments. Under the former chef  of  Bouley’s  empire he developed a gastronomic love for creating culinary delights. He then ventured on to Oceana Restaurant, under Rick Moonen’s knowledge of 3-star seafood dining. There, he became the Sous Chef for over 2 years. Next was Patria Restaurant, where he was Chef de Cuisine for 3 years under Douglas Rodriguez’s Neuvo Latino cuisine, which was twice rated 3-stars in the New York Times. Longing for a chance to become The Chef, he found opportunity at The Knickerbocker Restaurant, an east village neighborhood place where he set new heights by creating his own rendition of sexy steakhouse cuisine. Jason, as the Executive Chef, turned the Knickerbocker into a diverse and well rounded dining establishment. He also had a special appearance at the Soho Grand Hotel. Still longing for a higher culinary encounter, he developed a trio of restaurants, each with a different concept. Vintage Irving, a wine bar which featured absinthe and tapas; Sidebar, an eclectic view to sports bar cuisine; Hudson Terrace a night club with excitinglate night fare, The Ainsworth where he created one of the best sports-gastropub expirences in NYC, Special Event Catering at Deity in Brooklyn, and Pino Wine bar where he became partners in a highly successful intimate open kitchen, dining atmosphere…

9) Bula Cocoa Beach Kava Bar-

BULA COCOA BEACH is owned and operated by Ross Kashtan.  Ross’s love for Kava began like most customers in the first few visits to his first Kava Bar: BULA KAFE.  His love for Kava and how it helped him in his personal journey grew so much that he purchased BULA KAFE in 2014.  HE (BULA NATION, Inc.) continues to grow and expand on the principals of his love for helping others with natural remedies to improve their lives!  Ross has immersed himself in the Kava Business so far to have traveled to Vanuatu to learn about the Kava Culture, processing and importation process.  He has an undefinable passion for The Kava Bar business and continues to find new sources for products and improve quality while keeping the original family, community-centric atmosphere.  He now has expanded his search for more plant medicines and has traveled to Peru and Costa Rica to research, and bring back more sources that can help people heal in more natural ways.

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