Velde Ford giving way to Mullinax

This Legal Notice appeared in the Jan. 6, 2019 edition of the Press Journal.

It shows Mullinax Ford is getting ready to take over ownership of Velde Ford, which has been in Vero Beach since the 1970s.

Thanks to Jeff Van Dyke, with Billero and Billero Properties, for emailing it to me.

“I still look at the Legal Notices in the Sunday paper,” Jeff said. “You learn something.”

Mullinax currently has four dealerships in Florida, one in Alabama and one in Washington.


Need a job?

Every so often, you might see a business with a small “Help Wanted” in the window.

Central Window, at 4388 U.S. 1, has decided to advertise its openings with roadside banners.


A key player at the mall

Along State Road 60, a big sign for the Indian River Mall not only displays the usual suspects (a restaurant and movie theaters) but also a church.

Oceans Unite Christian Centre has had a spike in membership since moving into the mall last April.

For more about the church’s impact on the mall, see this week’s issue.


Sudden closing

The Wendy’s just east of I-95 (on State Road 60) closed last week.

It’s unknown whether the closing is temporary or permanent.


The woman behind ‘The Faces of Eve’ mural

Niurka Barroso created a mural featuring the faces of 150 women from Indian River County.

She spent five months working on the display, which is 13 feet wide by 6 feet deep. The women range in age 18 to 93.

“The Faces of Eve” is the centerpiece of the Women by Women exhibit at the Raw Space gallery (1795 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach.

Barroso was born in Cuba and moved to Canada in 2005. She has lived in Vero Beach for the past year as the artist in residence at Art Concept Alternative.


She’s all about Christmas

C.J. Cannon’s becomes a winter wonderland in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Lois Cappelen (pictured) and Chuck Cannon spend hours each year decorating the restaurant at the Vero Beach Regional Airport. They are “old school” in that they wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start.

Lois has been doing it for years, and it has never gotten old.

“I love doing it,” she said. “This is Christmas – this is what Christmas is all about.”