Sarasota High School Students’ Art Displayed In Ringling College of Art & Design Exhibit

This week, the Ringling College of Art & Design held its 23rd annual createSRQ High School Juried Arts Show exhibit, in which over 200 pieces of artwork created by Sarasota County high school students were displayed. All art was available for silent auction, and judges selected pieces for Top 25 and Top 5 categories which … Continue reading Sarasota High School Students’ Art Displayed In Ringling College of Art & Design Exhibit

Sarasota City Commissioners Change Zoning To Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Sarasota City Commissioners unanimously voted on Tuesday, January 16 to change four zoning codes – downtown core, commercial general area, commercial shopping center-regional, and intensive commercial district zones will be able to be used by medical marijuana dispensaries. A second vote is scheduled on February 5, which is expected to also pass. This decision will … Continue reading Sarasota City Commissioners Change Zoning To Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Press Release: 59 Sarasota Center Blvd.

Massey & Massey continues to close deals! Maurice Opstal of Stellar Development, Inc. has purchased the two buildings located at 59 Sarasota Center Blvd. from Janet Gigante for $550,000. One building is a two-story 5,184 SF office building with 13 offices, reception, several bathrooms, and lots of storage. The second building is a 2,399 SF … Continue reading Press Release: 59 Sarasota Center Blvd.

Press Release: 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Massey & Massey continues to close deals! Michael DaCarta has purchased an 8,250 SF office building located at 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive from Michael Saunders & Company for $1.75 million. Minutes away from both St. Armand’s Circle and Downtown Sarasota, this gorgeous two-story building includes 14 office suites, two kitchenettes, four ADA-compliant bathrooms, stunning … Continue reading Press Release: 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Press Release: 3983 Destination Drive, Suite 203

Massey & Massey continues to close deals! Mary E. Carr has purchased Suite 203 at Bay Street Town Center, located at 3983 Destination Drive, from Bay Street Partners, LLC for $98,000. Suite 203 includes 958 SF of north-facing second floor office space. The suite is currently in shell condition and is ready for renovation. Carr … Continue reading Press Release: 3983 Destination Drive, Suite 203

Press Release: 3976 Destination Dr., Ste. 104

Massey & Massey continues to close deals! Carlo Piras has purchased Suite 104 at Bay Street Town Center, located at 3976 Destination Drive, from Deborah and Thomas Helm of Shear Paradise Salon INC for $195,000. This 1,058 SF first floor unit is perfect for retail or office use and enjoys an average daily traffic count … Continue reading Press Release: 3976 Destination Dr., Ste. 104

European Company Purchases Westfield Malls

Unibail-Rodamco, a commercial property company based out of France, will be acquiring US mall re-development company Westfield Corp and its 35 shopping centers, two of which are located here in Sarasota, in a $16 billion deal. Frank Lowy, co-founder of Westfield, stated that it made sense to sell the company now because of continuing pressure … Continue reading European Company Purchases Westfield Malls

Sarasota Approves Paid Parking Garage Plan

The Sarasota City Commission has approved a plan to change the parking policy in the Palm Avenue and State Street parking garages. You may now park in these garages for three hours for free. If you need to park for four hours, you must pay $3. You must pay one additional dollar for every hour … Continue reading Sarasota Approves Paid Parking Garage Plan

Downtown Real Estate Development in Progress Report – October-November 2017

Here’s the most recent Downtown Real Estate Development in Progress report, courtesy of the Sarasota Economic Development Division. Some updates include a permit to begin construction on Miss Susie’s Newtown Kitchen at 1241 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, over half a million dollars of interior renovations to the Municipal Auditorium Building at 801 North … Continue reading Downtown Real Estate Development in Progress Report – October-November 2017

Sarasota Dining & Arts News

Here’s some exciting things to look forward to in 2018 regarding Sarasota’s dining and arts scenes: CafĂ© Epicure, located at 1298 North Palm Avenue, is set to reopen next Friday on December 15th. The restaurant, which has been one of Downtown Sarasota’s prime Italian spots for many years, has been remodeled into a more classic … Continue reading Sarasota Dining & Arts News