main street leasing


For over 30 years, Main Street Leasing has successfully created and managed retail, restaurant, and office spaces in Downtown Mount Dora. Their mission is to provide the community with high quality retail space for shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

With the creation and operation of the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, they are building upon their mission to support Mount Dora’s historic downtown through exciting new opportunities. The museum offers quality exhibitions, educational programs, and family activities that further enhance the community’s reputation as a fine arts destination.


Main Street Leasing strives to work in conjunction with small businesses to offer Mount Dora’s residents and visitors the opportunity to shop in one of a kind retail stores and boutiques, dine in diverse restaurants, and immerse themselves in the historic charm of this beautiful Central Florida community.

Working closely with their tenant family, Main Street Leasing promotes small businesses and helps them grow by offering entrepreneurs first-class buildings, unique settings, thoughtful construction, and meticulous renovation.

Main Street Leasing strongly believes in its responsibility, as a corporate citizen, to contribute to the economic health and vitality of Mount Dora. It is a job and a passion that does not end.  To date, they have been instrumental in adding over 200 jobs and 18 individual businesses to positive effect for the local economy. 

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At the heart of MSL’s mission is the ongoing work to ensure Mount Dora remains a beautiful, unique community loved by visitors and residents alike.  That work centers on creating and sustaining the downtown diversity, opportunity, and vitality to which people are drawn. It is accomplished through creating top quality retail spaces, enticing new businesses to our city that benefit the whole community, and by giving back through volunteerism, contributions to local civic organizations, schools, and other institutions. This is all done because of a love for the city, and to enhance its image as the fine arts and craft community that it is.

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Support and enthusiasm for community are hallmarks of Main Street Leasing’s corporate philosophy.  Through volunteerism, financial contribution, and advertisement MSL’s community involvement is extensive and diverse.  Among their many charitable and civic contributions:

City of Mount Dora

• Fireworks Sponsor for Independence Day Program
• Fireworks Sponsor for New Years Eve
• Scottish Highland Games
• Mount Dora Library Association
• Construction Rental
• Volunteer Service on Boards and Committees

Lake Cares Food Pantry

• “Can-struction” Fundraiser
• Gingerbread House Fundraiser
• Summer Feeding Program for Children in need

Other supported entities

• Hospice
• Kiwanis
• Hoops for Life
• Patrons of the Mount Dora Community Building
• Lake County Police Charities - Shop with Officers
• Boy Scouts of America
• BOAF Scholarship Fund
• Mount Dora Animal Control
• Lake Hills Garden Club
• Montessori at Roseborough
• Patriot Cruise and Salute

Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce

• The Taste of Mount Dora
• Casino Night
• The Business Expo
• Food Truck Event
• Mount Dora Bike Festival
• Mount Dora Centennial Celebration

Police and Fire Departments

• Scholarships for children of police officers
• Police Canine Program
• Mount Dora Heroes Foundation
• Additional Helmets and Radios
• Food for Christmas Parties
• National Fire Safety Council - Firepup Program
• Providing a MediCat Emergency Vehicle for first responders

Mount Dora High School

• Boosters
• Football
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Project Graduation

Mount Dora Center for the Arts

• Art of the Deal
• Art Stroll
• Arts Festival
• Artisans on Fifth - BRA-VO Event