Businesses team up for community hub

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By Chelsea Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Green Spot, Chez Angela and The BloomBox have joined forces to grow a community hub in Brandon’s East End.
The Green Spot celebrated its grand opening Saturday with an official ribbon-cutting and a brief presentation marking the partnership between The Green Spot, The BloomBox and Chez Angela Bakery and Café in the newly renovated facility, said Green Spot owner Bernie Whetter.
During the event, guests were able to explore the freshly renovated facility, including the new Secret Garden Café by Chez Angela located near The Green Spot’s new garden oasis.
“We’re pretty excited that we’ve got to this stage,” Whetter said. “It’s taken a year of building, but probably three or four years of planning.”
The effort between the three businesses has brought an exciting energy to the Green Spot, he said, and together the partners are helping fuel the facility’s success.
Whetter first bought The Green Spot in 2007 and carried the idea of building a community hub for the east end in the back of his mind. His vision slowly came to life, surviving hiccups along the way, including the...continued

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