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By Allen Payton
Three businesses, all located in the Antioch Business Center at 505 West Second Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown held their ribbon cuttings and a joint reception on Wednesday, May 25. First, it was 3 Bling Queens, followed by East Bay Bankruptcy Law & Financial Planning and then Rapunzel Wigs.
The three owners were joined by family, friends, Antioch City and Chamber of Commerce leaders and members, who helped welcome them to the downtown.
“I’m excited about what is happening in downtown Antioch,” said Toni Holland, owner of 3 Bling Queens. “I’m just grateful and thankful for meeting all the people in the past few months. They really have my back, especially Ms. Rapunzel, Angie, for taking me under her wing.”
Lizeht Zepeda, the City’s Economic Development Manager welcomed Holland and her business to downtown.
“I want to say this is the heart of Antioch,” she said. “It’s so important to support businesses in the downtown.”
At the ribbon cutting for East Bay BK Law & Financial Planning next door, owner Corinne Bielejeski, Esq. said “I’m been a chamber member for five years, now. I’m adding financial planning to my practice. Bankruptcy numbers stuff.”
“I think it’s great to have this type of business here in downtown” said Zepeda.
“It’s bringing a new level of professionalism to downtown,” added Jack Monroe of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.
Finally, at the ribbon cutting for Rapunzel Wigs, Monroe referred to owner Angie Hicks-Bashir as the “downtown diva.”
“We welcome Angie to Antioch, to the downtown district,” he added.
“Thank you everyone,” Hicks-Bashir said. “I so enjoy meeting everyone. Moving down here has been such a great decision.”
By Allen Payton
Antioch community and business leaders joined Dr. Rodrigo Martell and his family in officially opening his new dental office at 716 West 10th Street in Antioch on Wednesday, May 18.
Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lori Ogorchock congratulated Dr. Martell on passing his license test, last year and thanked him for opening his office in Antioch.
Jack Monroe, of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr. Martell to “downtown, the heart of Antioch,” he said. “We wish you years of success.”