Jeremiah Ortiz just opened his Rockaway Beach Florist shop in July, but that does not mean that he is new to Rockaway or to the business. Ortiz has more than 15 years of floral design experience, most of it gained at Dragon's Den Florist on Beach 116 Street. He says that he always wanted to pursue the dream of having his own shop and the closing of Dragon's Den finally gave him the impetus to do so. He hopes to continue the legacy he started at Dragon's Den and to continue to serve the Rockaway and Five Towns communities. The shop, located at Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 99 Street is centrally located for the Rockaway peninsula. Pictured, designer David Dallas, manager Judy Costa and Ortiz outside the show.