Construction

Demolition of Longboat Key Restaurant Begins Tuesday

Columbia Restaurant Group is demolishing PattiGeorge's to make way for a new restaurant, The Buccaneer.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Shop Talk

Local Artist Debbie Dannheisser Launches a New Apparel Line

Dannheisser has taken her colorful, cheerful original art and turned it into an apparel collection called Threads.

06/22/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Design

Architectural Foundation Adds Financial Adviser to Board

Financial adviser Lisa Russo recently joined the Sarasota Architectural Foundation's Board of Directors.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Finance

Bank Co-Founder Returns as Senior Relationship Strategist

PNC recently hired Susan Brennan, one of the early founders of the bank's Sarasota office.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Approves More than $3.3 Million in Health Care Grants

Nine of the grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and one was made to Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Environment

State Approves Re-Nourishment Plan for Lido Beach

The state recently gave final approval for a permit that will allow the City of Sarasota's plan to restore Lido Beach shoreline to go forward.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales in Lakewood Ranch Neighborhood Exceed $14 Million

Stock Signature Homes has sold 16 single-family homes in Lakewood Ranch's Country Club East.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Young Professionals Summit Set for Aug. 10

Voalte founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale will serve as keynote speaker at the event, discussing the balance between work and life.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales and Prices Up in May

Sales of single-family homes in Florida were .8 percent higher in May than in May 2017.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Deals

Riverfront Apartment Complex in Bradenton Sold for $33 Million

Illinois' Bradenton Riversong Multifamily DST recently purchased Bradenton's RiverSong Apartment Homes.

06/21/2018 By Staff

New hires

Former Vern Buchanan Aide Joins Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota recently hired Danny Bilyeu as the organization's construction administrator.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Construction

Groundbreaking for Luxury Condo Development Set

Plans for Blvd Sarasota include an indoor and outdoor social area, an indoor driving range, a fitness facility, a pool, cabanas and more.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Two Sarasota Restaurants Ranked Among America's 100 Best 'Al Fresco' Eateries

Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in the list, published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Nonprofit SCOPE Shutting Down

The organization was created 20 years ago to study local issues and provide comprehensive data and reports to local leaders.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

Boutique Hires New Design Consultant

Pecky, a furniture, gifts and accessories store located in downtown Sarasota, recently hired Kristin Tolbert.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Deals

Private Equity Firm Buys Nebraska Telecommunications Company

Sarasota's Grain Management is acquiring Great Plains Communications.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Constrctuon

Housing Starts Up

The number of new residential construction projects in the United States increased by 5 percent between April and May.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Education

Governor Appoints Real Estate Broker to New College Board

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Garin Hoover to the Board of Trustees of New College of Florida.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Health care

Physician Honored for Work Combating Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. Fabian Ramos recently received the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation and Society's 2018 Community Health Advocacy Award.

06/19/2018 By Staff