East End Patio

East End Market at 3201 Corrine Drive (at East End Ave) [GMap] opened this weekend but then quickly closed.

East End Market is a neighborhood market and food hub. The Market showcases some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs.

The Market had their grand opening on Friday but they quickly closed down. They plan to reopen this Saturday. According to a Facebook post this is so they can re-stock and re-calibrate after a great turnout for the weekend. due to City code issues. Here is what they posted on Facebook:

Dear East Enders,

Thank you for an exhilarating first weekend. We could not have asked for a better showing of support from the community, and we love every second we get to share with you. After such an overwhelming show of support, we will be closing our doors for a few days to re-stock, retool some equipment, and re-calibrate a few things; and we will be open again on Saturday, November 2nd at 10am.

Again, thank you for coming out to celebrate all the goodness East End Market has to offer, and we look forward to growing and sharing with you for years to come!

All the best,
The East End Market Family

We also hear that the reason for closing is due in part to some City of Orlando code issues. It’s common for code enforcement or permitting issues to get in the way of opening businesses.

Scott Joseph is reporting that the City of Orlando allowed East End to remain open for the weekend provided the fire marshal was on site.

Either way we look forward to trying out East End Market once it opens.

The two-story structure is home to a dozen merchants, a large event space, a demonstration kitchen, an incubator kitchen, offices, retail shops, a full-time, award-winning caterer and a restaurant.

The first floor hosts ten independently owned businesses offering local produce, meats, daily  baked bread, Italian prepared meals, sweets, Kombucha, organic juice, raw food specialties, artisan cheeses, savory soups and sauces, and more. Contiguous to the market hall will be a farm-fresh restaurant, Txokos Basque Kitchen, a new culinary concept from the owners of Spanish River Grill.

The property is landscaped with Florida-friendly varietals, as well as home to a working market garden.

The merchants include:

Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events (chef-driven cuisine and warm hospitality)
Fatto in Casa (wholesome, high quality ingredients, prepared food & Italian Specialties)
Houndstooth Sauce Company (Red & White BBQ Sauces, marinades, dressings, glazes, dipping sauces, rubs, soups, sandwiches, salads & apparel)
La Femme du Fromage (hand crafted, artisan cheeses from around the world)
Linage Coffee Roasting (craft coffee)
Local Roots Farm Store (local produce, artisan foods and craft beer)
Olde Hearth Bread (breads and pastries)
Old Inc (furniture and decor)
Skyebird Juice Bar and Experimental Kitchen (local and organic juices, smoothies, kombucha and full raw food menu)
99 Market (paintings, floral and gifts)


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  1. i am tired of hearing the phrase “the system is broken”. the system works well as long as one works within it. i do not pretend to know all of the ins and outs of permitting but i do spend time with clients and code officials to know the rules. when people take tasks to hand that they are not familiar with and get advice from the uninformed they are bound to deal with the consequences.

  2. Since you asked Thomas Jaeger I think it is reasonable for code enforcement to bring up all issues at the same time, not oh yeah by the way approach, and I think its reasonable that you shouldn’t have to wait hours on end at permitting office, and it should be reasonable that permitting office actually know the laws. I’m not saying any of the people that work for the city are “bad” just that the system the city has in place is broken and causes more delays and expenses than it should.

  3. mike what do you deem reasonable? most people in this town “brown paper window” and moonlight construct their jobs. its all about blaming someone else for their self instilled problems. hire professionals to handle the work and the problems are resolved. i am 30 years plus in this business and know how to work thru the code issues. people just want to rely on themselves or their “knowlegeable” contractors and when problems arise it is invariably the code officials that are to blame. i call bs.

  4. Thomas Jaeger I too have experience with code enforcement and the permitting department. At no time does the process seem reasonable. Half the time code enforcement the permitting department contradict one another.

  5. That’s what they are working on. But you took issue with my comment about code officials getting in the way. Issues take time to resolve…would be helpful if all issues that code enforcement has are brought to the businesses attention at once not additional ones on each inspection. Again, I haven’t had time to hear the details of this hiccup but if it’s like any of the other handful of businesses that tried to open this month only to be delayed (one still isn’t open after months of fixing new issues that the City keeps finding), I imagine this could have been prevented if the City would be more proactive in helping businesses open.

  6. this business has been trying to open for a very long time. seems that “issues” should have been resolved.

  7. my business is architectural engineering and i am fully aware of these “issues” as i deal with them on a daily basis. i find, more often than not, that contractors and owners simply plead ignorance and think that they can do what they please. i would suggest that any projects design team (if they have one) should have been more involved.

  8. Hi Thomas, There are many examples where multiple inspections are needed because the same (or sometime different) inspector finds new issues on each inspection. Not because there was additional work done. The small business is also not notified about a number of issues upfront when the meet with the City. You are correct that they are there to enforce the code, however they should also do what they can to not surprise businesses with new violations. I don’t know the details of this case but there are many others that I am very familiar with where the small business has gone above and beyond what the enforcement officer has asked and they are still not open because they keep finding new violations. Those should have been included on their first inspection. Sure things will be missed but that should be the exception…right now it’s the rule. Ask any small business inside the City who has recently tried to open and they will share with you their story of being surprised by permitting or code enforcement. (Note even large developers have pointed out this is a problem within the City). As a City we should do what we can to be friendly to small businesses opening. We want them to open. No one is asking the City to ignore violations…just be upfront with people.

  9. code officials do not “get in the way” of businesses trying to open. the code is state of florida law and code officials merely enforce it. many times contractors and owners are the ones that have created (innocently or not) the problems identified by the inspectors. lets hope they get the problems resolved and open. seems like a good concept.