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)