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All hail Queen’s Lemonade Palace, a thriving Lakeland business run by 11-year-old mini mogul

"Nothing can stop me from what I want to do"
Posted at 5:21 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 08:03:06-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Queen Michaelah Williams likes “being the boss.”

She’s good at it, too.

Her refreshment business, Queen’s Lemonade Palace, is causing a buzz and catering events all over the Tampa Bay area.

She recently became an Instagram hit when she was shouted-out by her fans at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. And, she’s only 11 years old.

“I can accomplish anything that I want to accomplish and nothing can stop me from what I want to do,” she says.

She started Queen’s Lemonade Palace when she was nine. She wanted to attend an acting camp in Los Angeles, so she needed money.

She used a top-secret family recipe — with a tropical twist — to whip up some drinks.

Those Hollywood dreams didn’t pan out. But when her mother lost her job, Queen was right there to help pay the bills.

Now she’s saving money for college.

Queen makes and bottles her own drinks, which now come in various recipes. She’s also been giving back to the community, donating proceeds to groups advocating homelessness and autism