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What’s Happening Around Town

Flap Jack Johnny’s, Groveland’s breakfast/lunch restaurant, located at 7432 E. SR 50, Groveland, has closed.

Mesa 21- Clermont closed its doors on July 24

The Crooked Spoon Gastro Pub, located on Hwy 27 and Citrus Tower Blvd., is celebrating its 5-year anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS!


Highway 50

Blue Water Car Wash will be opening late fall/winter. Located near Mealy Chevrolet.

College Station (businesses located at Hancock and Hwy 50)

Other Business 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.

Fifty West Class A Office Space -Class A office space, new retail and rooftop restaurant coming soon to the City of Clermont. Fifty West will be located on east SR50. Designed by local Clermont Powell Studio Architecture.

FIT GOURMET, a prepared food business, will be located on SR50 and East Avenue.

Green Mountain Pizza(located in Montverde) opening at Sunnyside Plaza, Clermont in late 2018.


Home2Suites-Clermont, a 100-room hotel located on Hwy 50 near Legends Way. Opening September 30.  Now Hiring

Home Goodsmodern furniture and décor- located at 1718 SR 50, Clermont. Home Goods will be next door to Lucky’s Market and the expected opening is September 9. Now Hiring.

Hurricane Grill and Wings– coming to Clermont, Highway 50 at Pagonia Road (Across Road from Dunkin Donuts / By Magnolia Point). Opening in early 2019..

Mind Immersions, a Virtual Reality Entertainment Center, will be located next to McAllister’s on Hwy. 50. (Opening late 2018).

Mind Masters Escape Room will open in late 2018. A great office team building or family experience. Located on East Highway 50, Clermont (located by Modern Orthodontics).

Paradise Grill – Located at the Magnolia Center. Opening this fall.

Quick Response Cryo(sub-freezing cryotherapy) located at 2560 E Hwy 50, Ste 108, Clermont, recently opened.

 Root and Branch Restaurant and Bar will open in October. It’s located next to Gators Dockside Restaurant.

Tiffany’s Baked Boutique, located at 450 East Highway 50, is now opened.

Trek Clermont, the former Cycling Hub merged with Trek and is moving to Hancock Village by Mathnasium on September 8.

Clermont Urgent Care opened at 1675 Hancock Rd. Suite 300, Clermont

WaWa will be coming to Hwy 50/Emil Jahna.

Hwy 27               

Amish Pretzel Shop (2409 US 27) near Epic Theater (Opening in September)

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

Chick-Fil-A is coming to Hammock Ridge Road and US 27, Clermont (opening projected early 2019). This will be Rocky DeStefano’s second Chick-Fil-A in the Clermont area.

Dunkin Donuts will be located near Citrus Tower and Hwy 27.  Expected to open in 2019

Edible Arrangements will be opening in late 2018 (located in the former comics store by Epic Theater). The shop will be serving food.

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

Planet Fitness is coming to Hwy 27 by Anderson Hill Road in March 2019. Several restaurants are also being considered for that location.

Seal Swim School will locate in the Clermont Hillside Terrace Complex. Opening in late 2018.  http://www.sealswimschool.com

Twistee Treat– will open in Fall 2017. It is located on property on S. US 27 next to the Kings Ridge Shopping Center.



Chef O’s Farm To Table (formerly The Main Event), located on the corner of Minneola Ave and 8thStreet, will open soon.

Clermont Brewing Co. – Coming to 750 W DeSoto Street. Construction has begun. (Opening early 2019). The CBC will offer onsite brewed craft beer, artisanal food, and live entertainment. It will have covered porches complete with furniture groupings and fire pits, a beautiful backyard and a  fully air-conditioned tap room.

Corelli’s Restaurant opened its 2ndClermont restaurant in Downtown Clermont at 732 Montrose, next to Moonlight Players. It serves pizza, deli, soups, salads, wine and beer in addition to an Italian specialty shop.  It will be expanding its outside eating area and will be holding wine tastings.

Florida Angler, a fishing outfitter, will be opening late in 2018 at 786  Montrose St. this Fall (Merchandise and lessons available.)

Maribella’s Salon will be moving from 8thStreet to 917 West Ave. in late 2018.

Montrose Market, located on the corner on Montrose and 8thStreet, will be opened in late 2018.  It will house Sir Benji Donuts, More Than Cheese, Back to Basics. Oxygen Bar, Golden Hills Coffee and Tea, as well as a clothing boutique and wine bar.

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

Coffee with the Mayor was held at Solid Rock Martial Arts Academy. Pictured are Mayor Gail Ash, Master Darrell Edwards, and Alicia Soto.

Solid Rock -Martial Arts Academy at 650-B 8th Street, Clermont has recently opened. Master Darrell Edwards is a certified black belt certified instructed.

Suncreek Brewery, Savory Deli, and Michael’s Ali Coal Fired Pizzalocated on West Minneola Avenue in Downtown Clermont, will open September 9.

VP Skytop Wine/Bourbon Bar and restaurant/rooftop lounge will hold its groundbreaking this fall. The business will be constructed on property located at 752 W. Montrose, in the back of Engel & Volker /across from Hanks Electric.


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

Rendering of Victory Pointe Condos

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) accepting applications. The Woodwinds Community will provide 96 affordable 1,2,3 bedroom apartments.   The Apartments, located on a 10-acre piece of property on South Grand Highway near the intersection of Citrus Tower Boulevard, will be opening September 27.

Events Coming Up

September 7 – 30

September 7 –

First Friday Food Truck Rally

September 8

Cool Sommer Morning Triathlon/Duathlon Series Race #4, For further information visit the Event Websitehttp://www.sommersports.com/

Sips & Salsa Festival begins at 4 pm in Downtown Clermont. The much-anticipated event will offer the community all things SALSA! A display of cultural cuisine through a variety of exquisite dishes along with live salsa music and dancing. Lots of activities for the whole family including Chihuahua races, Domino tournament, kids zone, and much more!

Sept 11 – Memorial Service at Clermont Arts and Recreation Center,3700 S. Hwy 27, Clermont. The ceremony begins at 10 am.



September 29 and 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.





September 29 – Free Movie Showing of Disney’s CoCo at Clermont Performing Arts Center


Buy your tickets now for an amazing year of music, comedy and theater performances at Clermont Performance Arts Center.  B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) will kick off the 2018 season on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m

Learn more, visit 2018-2019 SERIES

Coming Soon: Epic Theatres-Clermont will have Luxury Loungers/recliners with cup holders and footrests

Contact the SOUTH LAKE TABLET if you hear of something happening in your community and we’ll spread the word.

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