Featured Business of the Month
Visit our Featured Business of the Month
Downtown Bar and Grill
It is an honor to be chosen by the downtown partnership as a featured business. It was onlytwo Decembers ago that we looked at opening up the restaurant at the corner of Minneola Avenue and eighth Street. Sharon and I were trying to come up with a name that would fit not only our vision of a restaurant but also a neighborhood hangout where you knew all the regulars by name and could listen to all the happenings in their lives as well as the close Downtown community. I remember driving down hwy 27 and calling Sharon and saying " I have the perfect name" a little bit skeptical she said "what is it", I told her "Downtown Bar & Grill" it's a perfect name, we will be the place to meet and when people ask where are you going tonight they would simply say "Downtown". Well I am here to tell you that without any restaurant or bar experience it has been a challenge. I think that's why this type of recognition means so much, face it we are really the new guys on the block compared to some business that are generations old. I really think that this recognition needs to go to my wife Sharon Paquette and her staff, she is the one that opens the door every day, changes prices and sets the special board up but without her staff she would not be able to serve the best Reuban sandwich or have fish fry Friday nights, I have been able to witness the makings of salads for a large Christmas party as well as my wife and staff feeding what seems like everyone in Clermont during our downtown music festival or light up Clermont. I would like to personally invite everyone to stop by and visit us at 794 west minneola ave and while your there order one of our cold beverages and perhaps an apitizer of fried pickles or fresh mushrooms. As you can see we are very proud of our little 150 seat establishment nestled in the heart of historic downtown Clermont and once you stop and visit we know you will visit us again!
Shops are open! We look forward to seeing you Downtown!