July 2017 Comings and Growings

Check out the latest business changes in College Park and Ivanhoe Village.

Art on Orange

Art on Orange is a new studio and art gallery located at 1211 N. Orange Ave. in Ivanhoe Village. Artist Ginae Lee Scott displays artworks available for decoration, art collectors and gifts. Original canvases, prints and giclée canvas are on display and for sale. In addition to Scott’s artwork, the gallery sells jewelry by Rob Bacon.

Scott told the College Park Paper, “We are loving being in this community and our reception has been wonderful! Our Grand Opening was a great turn out for the Ivanhoe Village community.”

To learn more about Art on Orange, please visit their website: https://www.artgalleryonorange.com.

Blodgett Gardens closes its doors

After 80 years in business in College Park, Blodgett Gardens closed its doors this June. A phone call seeking comment was not returned. Other media outlets have reported that Blodgett, a smaller, family-run nursery, could not compete with the internet and big-box stores such Home Depot and Lowes.

Located at 3821 Edgewater Drive, Blodgett opened its doors in 1936 — before Edgewater Drive became a paved road. For comparison: Edgewater High School opened in 1951, Bishop Moore in 1954. Only Dubsdread Golf Course is older than Blodgett, with the first golfers teeing off in 1924.

The College Park Paper thanks Frank and Louise Blodgett for helping to beautify the College Park landscape, and we wish them well in the next phase of their lives.

Children’s resale store Miracles opens in Bijou Boutiques

Miracles, a new children’s resale boutique, has opened inside Bijou’s Boutique at 2501 Edgewater Drive. Miracles sells previously loved, name brand and designer children’s clothing (sizes newborn – 6x) and shoes. The shop also offers accessories, books, toys and even maternity clothing.

Business owner Casey Lees said she can connect customers who need an outfit or gift for a special event with local Orlando makers who offer handmade and homemade items such as unique shirts, one-piece outfits, dresses, shoes, hats and skin care products.

To learn more about Miracles, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/miracles32804 or Instagram account at www.instagram.com/@miracles32804.

Haus Real Estate

Haus Real Estate, located at 1321 Edgewater Drive, is a full-service, brokerage and lifestyle company. Haus works with all types of clients: single-family, condominiums, multi-family residential, commercial, and new development. Run by Broker and CEO Hollie Gondera, Haus offers solutions in design, marketing, and sales for buyers, sellers, developers and investors.

A central part of HAUS Real Estate’s business model is giving back. They run the Brave Neighbor program, which gives back to police and firefighters with each real estate transaction. Additionally they have their own sister nonprofit called the HAUS Project. It was created to serve local communities and small business owners.

To learn more about Haus Real Estate, please call 407-448-3141 or email Hollie Gondera at info@holliegondera.com.

M Lounge to open M Bar on first floor of Majors Investments

Majors Investments is planning to open the M Bar on the first floor of its space located at 2000 N. Orange Ave. in Ivanhoe Village. M Bar will feature a classic car collection, full bar and entertainment area. Guests will have the option of enjoying first-floor amenities or riding the glass elevator to the third-floor rooftop lounge for a more upscale atmosphere.

My House Fitness has a new trainer

Amber Holzman, a personal trainer with a master’s degree in exercise science, has begun working with clients at My House Fitness.

Her experience with Division 1 athletes has honed her insight into creating programs to develop clients’ optimal strength and power, prevent injuries, and improve their stability and mobility.

Amber prides herself on creating fun and dynamic workouts for her clients, and she feels there is more to a workout than burning calories. She’s a big believer in taking a holistic approach to training for lasting results.

My House Fitness is located at 1814 Edgewater Drive. To book a session with Amber, please call 407-826-1640 or visit the website at https://myhousefitness.com/college-park-personal-training-gym/.

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