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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 1 year ago

Barber shop opens downtown Ormond Beach

Also: Ornaments available that benefit Hospice Care Centers
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Proper Barber Co. has opened at 150-A W. Granada Blvd. in the Granada Crossings Plaza, where owner Brandon Castaldi does classic barbering with a modern twist.

Men’s barbering has taken off in the past five years, Castaldi said. His customer on a recent day, Seth Mallory, agreed.

“I get my hair cut twice a month,” he said. “I like to be clean cut.”

He said it’s important in his job as a car salesman.

Castaldi said the tradition of gathering at the barbershop is coming back.

“Guys sit and talk,” he said. “Coffee and beer are available.”

On Saturdays, the TVs are tuned to college football.

A 2013 graduate of Seabreeze High School, Castaldi grew up in Ormond Beach. He was working as a barber at a local shop when the opportunity came up to open his own business.

Castaldi said he enjoys getting to know people.

“Every 30 minutes there’s a new person sitting in my chair,” he said.

He said many of the current styles have come from Europe.

Find him on Instagram @brandonthebarber13. Call 386-944-9600.


Ornaments will benefit hospice


The Halifax Health-Hospice Annual Tree of Remembrance Holiday Collection of ornaments and collectibles will be available to shoppers at Hospice Ormond Beach Care Center, 235 Booth Road, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 23.  They are also available at Volusia Mall and other hospice care centers.

Items can be purchased with a donation varying from $20 to $500 and proceeds will support the Halifax Health-Hospice Patient Memorial Fund. In recognition of each purchaser’s donation, by their request, a loved one’s name will be placed on a memory tag and placed on the Tree of Remembrance in the Volusia Mall. Visit or call 386-425-4701.      


Dr. Angelic Alvarez

Seabreeze grad joins AdventHealth


Family medicine physician Dr. Angelic Alvarez has joined AdventHealth Medical Group, an employed group of 300 healh providers. A graduate of Seabreeze High School, she is board certified. Her office is located 1050 West Granada Blvd., Suite 2A. Call 386-231-3050.


Help for cancer victims offered


A group of Realtors invites people fighting cancer to apply for assistance with monthly expenses such as mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation, home care and child care.

The most recent event to raise money for this group was the Beach Bike Boob Cruise, organized by Caryn Baker, a Realtor and manager with Realty Pros Assured.  Baker, who is also the incoming chairwoman of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, lost her mother to breast cancer.

“I know the challenges that cancer patients and their families face,” Baker said.  “We want them to be able to focus on beating cancer, instead of stressing about the financial burdens.”

Find an application for assistance at


Maria Lewis

Realtor marks 25 years


Ormond Beach Realtor Maria Lewis recently celebrated her 25th anniversary with RE/MAX Signature.

Lewis is the recipient of the RE/MAX 100% Club Award and the RE/MAX Hall of Fame membership and is an annual member of the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors Honor Society since 2004.

She supports several charities including New Horizons Service Dogs, which helps people with disabilities. Call 386-295-5898 or visit


Business space available


The Ferber Company, a real estate development company in Ponte Vedra Beach, has announced that Shoppes at Granada, the location of the new Aldi food market, is now fully leased for the inline sections.

A remaining .77-acre outparcel is available for lease or build-to-suit. The site is 0.7 miles east of Interstate 95 where a daily average of 87,000 cars travel, according to a press release. The shopping center fronts Granada Boulevard where more than 38,000 cars pass daily. The leasing team is led by Ferber.


Oral surgery opens

SAI Oral Surgery has opened a second location at 1050 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 1, in addition to the first location at 1728 Dunlawton Ave., Suite 3, Port Orange. Visit

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