The Modern Host to close its doors in Winter Garden

Owners Karem Rodriguez and J.P. Navarro opened the shop less than two years ago.

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The Modern Host is closing its doors in Winter Garden. 

The business took to social media and email to share the news Tuesday, Sept. 12.

"After much consideration and reflection, we have made the decision to close our doors permanently," The Modern Host said. "This decision has not been taken lightly, but it is deeply personal, and we strongly believe it's the right course of action at this time."

Owners Karem Rodriguez and J.P. Navarro opened the shop at 636 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden less than two years ago.

The store offers custom charcuterie boards, as well as an assortment of meats and cheeses for customers who want to create their own. 

The Modern Host said it is committed to making the transition as smooth as possible for its valued customers. 

"We want to emphasize that our decision is not a reflection of our appreciation for your support," The Modern Host said. "We remain grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your lives, and we will always remember the moments we've shared, as well as your excitement and unwavering support of our little biz."

The Modern Host is having a closeout sale of wine, retail products, furniture and commercial equipment. The dates are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Wine & Cheese Night event hosted by Love of the Magic and The Modern Host will still take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

The shop will be unable to fill any orders after Sept. 30., but any orders placed for fulfillment before will be completed as booked. 

The Modern Host said it will continue to send email updates and post on its social media channels throughout the coming weeks. 

"We want to express our deepest gratitude for your loyalty, trust and for the countless memories we've created together," The Modern Host said. "It has been an honor to serve you, and we will forever continue to cherish the relationships we've built throughout this incredible small business ownership adventure."

Those who have questions should send an email to Rodriguez at [email protected].

For more information on The Modern Host, visit its Facebook page here.  



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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