The Neighbors holds grand opening in Orlando’s East End Market

Space includes retail items, cocktail lounge, experimental chef’s table

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ORLANDO, Fla.The Neighbors Retail & Cocktail, a community marketplace and experimental kitchen, is having its grand opening Friday in Orlando’s East End Market.

The new multi-function space on the second floor of the East End Market is offering $5 bar specials all day to mark the occasion, according to its Instagram page.


The Neighbors, first announced in July, is the brainchild of Freehand Goods’ owners, Seth Daniels and Jacob Zepf; the owner of Domu, Sean “Sonny” Nguyen; and the owner of East End Market, John Rife — according to its website.

The experimental kitchen will host different pop-up concepts from chefs in an intimate, eight-seat setting. The first, according to social media, is called Camille, from chef Tung Phan, which offers a “French-Vietnamese, multi-course tasting menu.”

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According to Instagram, Camille is already booked through the end of November, but December reservations are available.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.