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Sarasota’s incubator and co-work space, the HuB, is moving in 2017 to 1343 Main Street to the Palm Tower. Founded by Rich Swier Jr., the HuB started in a small warehouse in the Rosemary District in 2009 and then in 2012 moved as anchor tenant to 1680 Fruitville Road in a building owned by Sarasota entrepreneur Jesse Biter. One of the largest co-work spaces in Florida, the Hub (see our story in 941CEO) has been home to more than 150 entrepreneurs and 50 startups. Swier is planning on launching the new space in early 2017, and the renovated building will be renamed the HuB. Meanwhile, Biter is launching his own incubator and rebranding the HuB’s former home, BOLD | Live, Work, Play. After tearing down the parking garage next to the building he will also build a 97-unit residential building called BOLD lofts, scheduled to open in 2018.

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