Jess Jewelers is preparing for a grand opening at its new location, 1312 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton, in the historic Welsh-Kirk building. Tom Jess, the jewelry store’s owner, purchased and renovated the building, taking care to maintain the history and original design of the building—including the iconic red brick walls. The new location opened in July, but a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 25.
Jess Jewelers originally opened in 1989 and was previously located at the Financial Center, also in downtown Bradenton. The Welsh-Kirk building was built in 1926. Jess Jewelers occupies 3,000 square feet, and the building has two additional storefronts available for lease. The renovation focused on natural light, energy efficiency and comfort for the shopper.
BUGO, LLC has purchased a 2,516-square-foot office condominium located at 1491 E. Venice Ave., Unit B, Venice, from Twin Tower Trading Realty, LLC for $175,000. Nick Devito with Ian Black Real Estate represented the buyer, and Mike Migone, CCIM with Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group represented the seller.
Capstan Financial Consulting Group has renewed its lease of 3,500 square feet in the American Momentum Bank building, 500 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota. Bruce Dilges with Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the lease renewal.
Sensenig Law Firm, P.A. has leased 1,112 square feet of professional office space located at 2055 Wood St., #103, Sarasota. Linda Emery and Bruce Dilges with the Sarasota office of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the transaction. Emery and Dilges are the exclusive leasing representatives for the 53,000-square-foot Wood Street Office Complex.