Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin

The exciting new Montrose Street Market, located at 793 West Montrose Street (the corner of 8th and Montrose), will host its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4th from 11 am to 10 pm. There will be food, music and fun.

Inspired by the Borough Market in London, England, the market will bring a unique culinary experience to Downtown Clermont’s Historic District.  The building will have an industrial and rustic look with an old European style décor.

Patrick Bianchi and Victor Berriel of the VP Development Enterprises LLC are establishing an affordable local cooperative food and restaurant business. Most of the nine diverse foodservice eateries started as very successful food truck vendors. Now 100% fully leased, they are just finishing all of the construction installations and are expected to open in early October. The spacious 5,000 square foot business will offer indoor and outdoor seating for up to 100 visitors at a time.

Shops At The Montrose Street Market:

      • Morthan Cheese – specialized cheese raclette dishes.
      • Poke Kai – Hawaiian fusion cuisine.
      • Brave Burger – savory burgers, pork and fries.
      • Golden Hills Coffee – Artisan Handcrafted Micro Coffee Roaster
      • The Box Grill – skewers of steak and chicken, as well as butcher shop quality foods to take home.
      • One Utopia – retail drink products for all holistic and metaphysical needs with a variety of plant-based, superfood drinks!
      • The Sud’s Saloon – beers, wines, sangria and bar
      • Jour De Crepe – sweet and savory crepes. Freshly roasted gourmet coffees, gelatos and beer bar.
      • Pico Bistro –  a selection of gourmet empanadas and small Brazilian Bites.
      • Hire Local – This area will be rentable by the day, week or month, so local artists, craftsmen, caterers and any business can be there to promote themselves.

The Montrose Street Market will be opened 7 days a week from 8 am to midnight, with safe social distancing standards and hand sanitizer stations. All food service vendors will wear facial masks. Local musical entertainment may be offered on the weekends from a staging area. While this building is on 2 levels, there is a street-level entrance for each level, plus a wheel chair lift.  Special events, as well as some cooking demonstrations, are planned.

In addition to the Montrose Street Market, Bianchi and Berriel have recently opened the nearby Downtown Clermont Exchange.

Patrick Bianchi and Victor Berriel note that their goal is to make a strong impact on the Clermont community. Their grassroots success story started by building homes. They progressed by embarking on small to large construction project developments, some with outside investors. Presently, they are landlords to 42 different businesses in Downtown Clermont.

Bianchi and Berriel manage the Downtown Clermont Office Suites with 10 businesses, as well as Engle & Volkers, one of the world’s leading service companies specializing in the brokerage of premium residential and commercial properties.

Bianchi moved to the area at age 14. He attended East Ridge High School before going to UCF for Applied Mathematics. He received his land and commercial real estate licenses at 18.  Berriel moved to Clermont from Coconut Creek in South Florida. He attended law school and worked as a paralegal. Later he attended NOVA SE University with a major focus on Family Law. He always loved Orlando, so he and his family moved here.

Bianchi notes his first mentor and broker shared an important learning with him,  “It takes two things to be successful, Need + Motivation!” He continues saying that these two things can’t be taught, but you will definitely succeed if you have both”. Victor Berriel adds, “We never want to stop helping Clermont and our community. We believe in the Clermont Master Plan. We will continue to prove or commitments.”

For More Information, contact or visit: Montrose Street Market 793 West Montrose, Clermont Florida 34711, 407-271-7895 or 407-417-7752, and Visit them for updates on Facebook at:


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