Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update

| By Kathryn Deen | The City of Clermont continues to bolster its stronghold as a haven for new businesses. It’s also full speed ahead on plenty of exciting renovations to attract more visitors to its Historic Downtown. Those are the big stories city leaders will focus on as they look ahead for 2018, according to Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update. “I’m happy … Continue reading Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update

Orlando Cat Cafe Celebrates 1 Year

| By Kathryn Deen | Orlando Cat Cafe is “paws”ing to celebrate its first year of successful adoptions – 121 to be exact. You’re invited to the anniversary party 10 a.m. to 6 pm Nov. 10 – coincidentally 1 year, 2 months and 1 day after it opened. Stop in for cake, raffles and some cat love. The event was postponed to this month due to … Continue reading Orlando Cat Cafe Celebrates 1 Year

Why Clermont?

| By Kathryn Deen | 7 a.m. April 25, 2015 our sneakers pushed off the start line. This was the moment my husband and I had been training for. My first half marathon. We departed from Downtown Clermont’s beautiful Waterfront Park just after sunrise in the pleasant, 72-degree weather. It was a flat and fast run around Lake Minneola with an out-and-back segment on the … Continue reading Why Clermont?

Downtown Boutique Gets Post-Irma Makeover

| By Kathryn Deen | Marcella Imbesi is one glitter-loving gal. So it’s no surprise that the owner of the Downtown Clermont boutique Livi & Tate found the shiny silver lining in Hurricane Irma. Although the store at 827 W. Montrose St. temporarily closed from storm damage, Marcella saw an opportunity to makeover the shop. “It was a good excuse to ‘wow’ our customers,” Marcella … Continue reading Downtown Boutique Gets Post-Irma Makeover

UPDATE: Quirky Coffee & Tea Shop Seeks New Location in Downtown Clermont

| By Kathryn Deen | UPDATE 12/29/17: Coffee Shop of Horrors owners Roxana Stan and Nick Sindicich responded to Clermont Magazine’s inquiry as to why they won’t be pursuing the location on Montrose and 8th Street: “We’re still in Monteverde and our new Monteverde location will be open next month (January 2018). We’re looking for a new location in Downtown Clermont because the building we … Continue reading UPDATE: Quirky Coffee & Tea Shop Seeks New Location in Downtown Clermont