There are many exciting new businesses coming to the South Lake community and Clermont Mayor Gail Ash held her monthly coffee at Twisted Flavors Baked Bar, located at 763 Montrose St. Clermont to discuss the new projects in the works.

Attendees at Coffee with the Mayor. Thank you to Police Officer Todd Harris for taking the picture.

In the News


Coffee House of Horrors– New location and open Sundays. Offering flavored coffees, quiche, and baked goods. Located at 17415 7thSt. Ste A, Montverde.

Highway 50

At Home, A Home Decor Superstore, former K-Mart location (estimated opening soon). Now hiring

Blue Water Car Wash will be opening late fall/winter.

College Station is a commercial development located at the southwest corner of Hancock Road and State Road 50 (next to Chick-Fil-A). Businesses are opening now through this fall.

Other new businesses expected on Hwy 50

Cubesmart – a 20,000 square-foot residential, self-storage facility, located on 5.75+ acres of land on the southeast corner of Hancock Road and Trade Avenue.

Cycling Hub will be moving from Oakley Seaver to Hancock Village. Opening August/September.

Fifty West Class A Office Space – Class A office space, new retail and rooftop restaurant. Fifty West will be located on east SR50. Designed by local Clermont Powell Studio Architecture.

Green Mountain Pizza (in Montverde) and opening at Sunnyside Plaza in August/September.


Home2Suites-Clermonta 100-room hotel located on Hwy 50 nearLegends Way (Fall 2018).


Home Goodsmodern furniture and décor- located at 1718 SR 50, Clermont. Home Goods will be next door to Lucky’s Market and opening this summer/fall. Now Hiring


Hurricane Grill and Wings, coming to Clermont, East Hwy 50

Mind Immersions, a Virtual Reality Entertainment Center, will be located next to McAllister’s on Hwy. 50. (Open in October).

Mind Masters Escape Room will open soon. A great office team building or family experience. Located on East Highway 50, Clermont near Modern Orthodontics.

Paradise Grill – 17330 SR 50, Clermont. Retail (information will be updated).

Root and Branch Restaurant and Bar, located at2700 Oakley Seaver Unit 102.  Coming soon

7–Eleven Gas Station – will be coming to 998 SR 50, Clermont, across from Race Trac.

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

Tiffany’s Baked Boutique located at 450 East Highway 50 (near Micki Blackburn Realty) coming in July.

WaWa will be coming to Hwy 50/Emil Jahna

Businesses coming to Hwy 27    

Amish Pretzel Shop (2409 US 27) near Epic Theater (opening in late summer)

Boba Tea will locate near Epic Theater (opening this Fall)

Edible Arrangements will be opening in Aug./Sept. in the former comics store next to Epic Theater.

Chick-Fil-A is coming to Hammock Ridge Road and US 27, Clermont (opening projected Fall/Winter 2018)

Growler Orlando West, a micro-brewery located at Clermont Landing near Flippers is expected to open Fall of 2018.

Planet Fitness is coming to Hwy 27 by Anderson Hill in early 2019.

Seal Swim School will locate in the Clermont Hillside Terrace Complex. Opening date TBD.

This Honest Foods (Cooking lessons and retail) a store with kitchen/cooking products will be opening next to Kay Jewelers in May/June. Chef/owner has appeared several times on the Food Channel. Click here to learn more or register for culinary classes.

Twistee Treat– will locate near Kings Ridge on S. US 27. A specific location is unavailable. Opening date TBD.


Clermont Brewing Co– Coming to 750 W DeSoto Street. Construction has begun. (opening winter of 2018)

Corelli’s Restaurant, located in the K-Mart Shopping Center, is opening a second shop in Downtown Clermont at 732 Montrose, next to Moonlight Players (NOW OPEN).

Florida Angler, a fishing outfitter, will be opening at 786  Montrose St. this Fall (Merchandise and lessons available.)

RusTeak Restaurant– Coming to the location next to Lilly’s on the Lake. Opening Date TBD.

Suncreek Brewery, Savory Deli, and Michael’s Ali Coal Fired Pizza, located on West Minneola Avenue in Downtown Clermont, will open in mid-August.

VP Skytop Wine/Bourbon Bar – a restaurant with wine and bourbon bar /rooftop lounge. The business will be constructed on property located at 752 W. Montrose (Engel & Volker /across from Hanks Electric). It’s in the planning stages. Groundbreaking by end of the year.

New Projects

Bed & Breakfast w/Boutique at 550 West Street (formerly Pasta Vino Restaurant).  Currently in the planning stages.


Victory Pointe Condos – a 17-unit condominium complex overlooking Victory Pointe. Located at the intersection of Montrose and 10. Groundbreaking tentatively scheduled by end of the year. Preselling units at $350,000 -$375,000 (subject to change).

Woodwinds Apartments (affordable housing) is accepting applications. The Woodwinds Community will provide 96 affordable 1,2,3 bedroom apartments.   New Beginnings of Central Florida broke ground nearly a year ago on the 10-acre site on South Grand Highway near the intersection of Citrus Tower Boulevard. Check the website for information.

(Information is subject to change)

Up Coming Events

Clermont 4thof July Red, White and BoomThe program starts at 6 pm. at Clermont Waterfront Park

Groveland 4thof July Star-Spangled Extravaganza begins at 4 pm at Lake Catherine Blueberries.

July 14 – Sommer Sports Cool Morning Triathlon and 5K at Clermont Waterfront Park

September 30 – Fondo Cycling Circuit USA– 30, 50, and 75 mile-ride options. Clermont is one of only six cities in the United States where this event will be held in 2018.

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