Once again, residents of Mount Dora’s Northeast Community have a local business to serve their area. Regal Shop, a general merchandise store, recently opened at 1345 N. Grandview Street and offers customers everything from snacks and treats to incense, hardware and household items. The store also sells a range of party goods including helium balloons, cards and small gifts.
Early in 2022, the owner, Porshia Blackmon, plans to serve house-made burgers and wings from Regal’s small commercial kitchen. Blackmon, a Mount Dora High School alumna who relocated the store from Clermont, also plans to sell a variety of beauty supplies in the adjacent space.
For years, T & N Market had provided convenience and essential goods from the same location to Mount Dora’s Northeast Community. That store abruptly closed following the double murder of its beloved owners Kheim (Ken) Ba Trinh, 56, and 47-year-old Minh (Tina) Nguyen. The crime occurred over a year ago and is still under an active investigation. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-423-TIPS and can remain anonymous.