Sarasota Courthouse Restoration Begins

Sarasota County recently started work to restore Sarasota's Historic Courthouse, the 91-year-old building that houses the main office of the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.

06/08/2017 By staff


Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff


'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By staff

Real estate

Downtown Office Building Renovated

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Cecil Lee Upshaw, III and business partner Gabor Sztuska recently renovated the First Professional Building.

05/23/2017 By staff


Concrete Plant Property Sold

The Fort Myers company Seminole Gulf Railway L.P. recently purchased a 1.3-acre property that houses a concrete batching plant for just over $260,000.

05/19/2017 By staff


Retail Strip Sold for Just Over $1.6 Million

Sarasota's Classic Ocean Investments, Inc. last month purchased the retail strip center known as Phillippi Plaza from Sarasota's Sarasota Outdoor Properties.

05/18/2017 By staff


Recycling Company Plans New Sarasota Facility

Single Stream Recyclers—based in Cocoa, Florida—is planning to build a new facility in north Sarasota and hire up to 80 new employees by the end of 2018.

05/18/2017 By staff


Office Unit Goes for $150,000

A Slice of Heaven LLC recently purchased a 1,416-square-foot office condo unit from Myakka City's HFS Properties LLC.

04/27/2017 By staff

Health care

Doctor Plans New Sleep Disorder Office

Dr. Carlos Realpe of SleepMed recently leased suite 170 in the building located at 5432 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, in order to open a new SleepMed office there.

04/14/2017 By staff


13-Floor Downtown Office Building Sold

North Carolina's TDC Blackbird SCC, LLC recently purchased Sarasota City Center for $36.5 million.

04/13/2017 By staff


Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By staff


233-Unit Apartment Complex in East Sarasota Moves Forward

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to rezone an almost-18-acre property at the corner of Honore Avenue and DeSoto Road to make way for a new 233-unit apartment complex.

03/24/2017 By staff


Two Downtown Sarasota Office Condos Sold

Sarasota's AGR Property Management, LLC recently purchased two office condos for $310,000.

03/20/2017 By staff


Office Condo Property Sells for $430,000

Denver's Paeleo 8 Investment LLC last month purchased a four-unit office condo suite totaling 6,039 square feet in Paleo Park of Commerce, 8221 Vicela Drive, Sarasota.

03/17/2017 By staff


Office, Warehouse Space Sold for $530,000

Sarasota's Merchant Court, LLC recently purchased the 3,804-square-foot office and warehouse condo at 7313 Merchant Court, Sarasota.

03/16/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Planning and Development Director

Sarasota County recently appointed Matt Osterhoudt as its new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.

02/27/2017 By staff


Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By staff


Office Condo Sold for $140,000

Bradenton's Dicorb Holdings Inc. last month purchased a fully leased office condo built in 2003 and located in Lakewood Ranch.

02/10/2017 By staff


New Leases Bring Bee Ridge Plaza to Full Occupancy

Joshua Tackett of Hembree & Associates recently listed and leased three separate units totaling 4,000 square feet of retail space at Bee Ridge Plaza.

02/06/2017 By staff


Manufacturer, Electrical Company Lease New Spaces

Kansas' Moridge Manufacturing, Inc. and Destin's Coltin Electrical Services both recently leased new spaces on the Suncoast.

01/27/2017 By staff