ABOVE: The Creators Corner building on Donnelly and Third Avenue in downtown Mount Dora. (Photo by Mount Dora Buzz)
In a city where some vacant downtown spaces have seemingly become permanent fixtures, at least two downtown landlords have succeeded in leasing their space.
Recently, the two-story building at the corner of Donnelly Street and Third Avenue added three new businesses to its roster of tenants that already included the Jane Slivka Art Gallery in its courtyard. Now there’s only one 935 square-foot space available in the Creators Corner building owned by Carillo Family Enterprises, LLC and managed by Mike Levine of Certified Real Estate Investments, Inc.
FYI Creations, a unique home decor store featuring original handmade items crafted from Florida driftwood and other natural materials, was the first new store to move in and opened in front of Slivka’s gallery.
ABOVE: Angela Kvetiki of Soft Step Shoes
This weekend marks the opening of a new shoe store, Soft Step Shoes, that offers several women’s dress and casual styles, as well as shoes to help with foot pain, including diabetes-related foot issues. The business was formerly located in Lake Square Mall.
In March, a new creative endeavor will open on the Donnelly side of the building vacated by Wallace Fitness. Alexandre and Company will offer DIY craft workshops on a variety of different topics, similar to the “paint and sip” concepts in the area, but offering a broader assortment of classes. Workshops will be held at the space, as well as on location to accommodate groups and parties.
Meanwhile, Sandi Weld of CFL Property Group has achieved an impressive one hundred percent occupancy rate for the company’s retail and residential rental holdings downtown. The most recent retail tenant to move in was Cappadocia Arts, as home decor store featuring handmade Turkish textiles and pottery.
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