Construction

Downtown Sarasota Lanes Closed Until 6 A.M.

FDOT crews are removing the existing curb, median and HAWK pedestrian crossing at First Street in preparation for roundabout construction.

07/29/2021 By Staff

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Great Read

The Story Behind a Downtown Sarasota Condo's Near-Collapse

When downtown Sarasota's Dolphin Tower threatened to crumble, an unlikely heroine emerged.

06/28/2021 By Tony D'Souza

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Drive-By Galleries

Five Homes With Exterior Art That Are Brightening Up Their Neighborhoods

These houses are works of art.

04/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Equality

Project Pride SRQ Installing LGBTQ+, BIPOC Crosswalk in Sarasota

The mural will be painted by Detroit-based artist Joey Salmon; a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 11.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Site Demolition Begins for New Downtown Condos

The Collection will offer 12 residences, including five full-floor penthouses.

12/09/2020 By Staff

10,000 Steps

Downtown Sarasota Is Perfect for a Long Stroll

Park in the shadow of the bridge to take in sweeping views of the barrier islands and urban skyline, and then start walking back toward downtown.

12/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Downtown Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live in Downtown Sarasota

So you want to live downtown? Here's your guide.

11/20/2020 By Robert Plunket and Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Segway Tour Through Downtown Sarasota

Cruise along the streets of downtown Sarasota and over the Ringling bridge on a sight-seeing Segway tour.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Neighborhood Watch

A $3.5 Million Golden Gate Point Condo Goes Under Contract—In Five Days

Another big sale for the exclusive downtown Sarasota neighborhood.

06/26/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sponsored Content

Crews Bank & Trust Expands to Downtown Sarasota

Family-owned and -backed with a lifetime of trust, there’s a new community bank on the block.

04/29/2020

Construction

Main Street-Lemon Avenue Intersection to Close for Five Weeks Beginning May 28

Crews will be installing paver brick on the street and sidewalks along Lemon Avenue between Main Street and Pineapple Avenue, as well as adding new lighting and landscaping.

05/24/2019 By Staff

PUBLIC ART

Sarasota Celebrates New Addition to Public Art Collection

Jeff Laramore's "Jumping Fish" sculpture is the 84th piece to be added to the City of Sarasota public art collection. A dedication ceremony will take place on April 8 at 5:30 p.m.

04/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Uptown Downtown

A Surge of New $2-Million-Plus Condos Lifts the Sarasota Real Estate Market

A string of ultra-luxury condominium projects are filling in the downtown Sarasota skyline: Auteur, Blvd, Epoch, the Ritz-Carlton Residences at the Quay and, completed last season, 624 Palm.

02/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

JOY RIDE

Testing Out Gotcha, Sarasota's New Ride-Share System

The i-Ride has gotten a makeover.

01/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Survey

What Do You Think Should Happen to the Sarasota Bayfront?

The Bay Sarasota and Sasaki are seeking feedback for ways to improve 53 acres along U.S. 41 between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Real Estate Agent Joins Downtown Advocacy Board

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance recently added Holly Sylvester to its board of directors.

11/28/2017 By staff

Construction

Downtown Sarasota Church to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Expansion

Work to begin in early 2018 at historic Church of the Redeemer.

11/07/2017 By staff

Appointments

Downtown Sarasota Alliance Adds Board Members

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance board of directors recently appointed three new members: Shay Atluru, April Dipierro and Brett Henson.

10/10/2017 By staff