College Station: Future Home of First Watch Cafe, Five Guys and Boardwalk Pizza

Highway 50

KMart-Clermont will close in early March. Sears made the announcement that it will be closing more than 100 stores this year; 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores, all of which are expected to shut between early March and April.

College Station is a commercial development, located at the southwest corner of Hancock Road and State Road 50 (next to Chick-Fil-A). The 11,000 sq. ft. complex is expected to house restaurants and multiple retail and professional spaces.  Below are a few of the businesses expecting to call College Station home:

  • First Watch, The Daytime Café. 3575 SR 50 – Opening in 2018.
  • Boardwalk Pizza
  • Five Guys

Dairy Queen (Coming soon) will be located near the Office Depot Shopping Center at Hwy 50 & Miss Florida Avenue.

Evolv Kitchen, offering fully cooked, individually portioned & customized meals will be opening within the next few weeks at 1203 West Highway 50, (the previous location of Spiros Pizza Restaurant).

At Home, A Home Decor Superstore – located in the K-Mart Shopping Center.  1002 SR 50, Opening Mid 2018

Home2Suites-Clermont, a 100-room hotel located on Hwy 50 near Legends Way. Opening in May 2018.

Home Goods, modern furniture, and décor- 1718 SR 50 – opening Fall of 2018

Lucky’s Market, an organic grocer, is still in the process of remodeling the old Sweet Bay building located at 1718 Hwy 50.  Anticipated opening – Spring of 2018.

Mind Immersions, a Virtual Reality Entertainment Center, near McAllister’s on Hwy. 50, will be opening January 2018.

Sherwin Williams will be building on the vacant property located at 840 E. Hwy 50. (next to Wendy’s).

Taco Bell-Groveland. Located next to Walgreens Pharmacy, across from the Publix Shopping Center on Hwy 50 in Groveland (opening soon).

Hwy 27              

Chick-Fil-A is coming spring of 2018 to Hammock Ridge Road & US 27, Clermont

Growler Orlando West, located at Clermont Landing, near Flippers. Expected to open in early 2018 (

This Honest Foods Co. (Cooking lessons and retail) opening in Clermont Landing at 2419 S. Highway 27, next to Kay Jewelers. Opening early 2018.

Twistee Treat – S. US 27 – opening May 2018.

Downtown Clermont 

Clermont Brewing Co. – Coming to 750 W DeSoto Street in spring of 2018. The owners had planned to renovate the existing structure but so much work needed to be done that they decided to demolish and rebuild.

Corelli’s Restaurant, located in the K-Mart Shopping Center, is opening a second location in Downtown Clermont at 732 Ste B, Montrose, in Early 2018

RusTeak – Coming to the location next to Lilly’s on the Lake. Presently no date

Suncreek Brewery, Savory Deli and Michael Ali Pizza, located on West Minneola Avenue in Downtown Clermont. Opening spring of 2018.

Now Open and New Home of the South Lake Elks Lodge #1848 at 649 12th Street, Clermont

(Information is subject to change). Don’t be left out.  Let us know if you are planning to bring your business or know of a business coming to South Lake County.  We’ll give a Shout Out to the community. Email