Chef Profile

After 17 Years in Downtown Sarasota, MéLange Chef Lan Bradeen Continues to Evolve

Thanks to Bradeen's focus and creativity, MéLange has become a downtown stalwart.

11/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Ooh la la

Roche Bobois, a Luxury Furniture Shop, Has Opened in Downtown Sarasota

The new Roche Bobois showroom is 7,000 square feet of iconic furniture pieces in a super swanky space.

11/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The storm

Battered by Hurricane Ian, Worden Farm Will Return to the Sarasota Farmers Market Next Week

"When you have these big events, like Covid and hurricanes, it keeps you grounded to the land and to each other and that's why this is our life's work," says Eva Worden.

10/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In Ian's Wake

Photos: More of Ian's Aftermath Around Sarasota

As Hurricane Ian moved away from Sarasota-Manatee late last night, local residents weren't sure what to expect when they opened their eyes this morning.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Shelters Close; Ringling and North Siesta Bridge Open With Limited Access

Sarasota County has moved to a red, yellow and green-level system to inform the public about risks associated with venturing out.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Here's a Look at Current Weather Conditions in Sarasota-Manatee

May we all experience the Zen of that horse at some point.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Flashback

Here's What Mira Mar Plaza Looked Like in the 1920s

The dates from 1923, when a growing Sarasota realized it needed a new hotel.

09/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Boom!

A Guide to the Downtown Sarasota Condo Boom

From the Rosemary District to Golden Gate Point and the bayfront, Sarasota’s skyline will never be the same again.

09/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Only in Sarasota

Sarasota's Kress Building Was Built to Boost the Economy During the Depression

It’s one of the last remaining Art Deco landmarks in our area.

09/01/2022 By John Pirman

Continuing Saga

There's More Drama Happening at Mira Mar Plaza

Commercial tenants recently received notification that Mira Mar owners intend to apply for a demolition permit of the downtown landmark property "in the near future."

08/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Staying Power

The Sale of Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Halted

A local development firm that intended to purchase, demolish and build a ten-story, mixed-use project is no longer buying the downtown Sarasota parcel.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Going Up

A 16-Story Mixed-Use Project Is Slated to Replace Il Panificio in Downtown Sarasota

The building will include a restaurant, hotel and residential units. Once completed, it will be the only location on Main Street to offer hotel stays.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Step It Up

Jazz Up Your Walking Routine at These Five Sarasota Spots

From scavenger hunts to hiking practice to Swedish fartlek, here are some great ways to up the ante on your walking game.

07/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fore!

A Mansion in the Sky With Its Own Putting Green Hits the Market

Take a peek inside the only penthouse at the Epoch, currently listed for $16.5 million.

07/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Latest

Mira Mar Plaza Avoids the Wrecking Ball, for Now

The City of Sarasota's Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to deny a permit to demolish the 100-year-old Palm Avenue buildings.

06/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Breaking

Sarasota Developer Plans to Buy and Demolish Mira Mar Plaza

Seaward Development's plans will be discussed at a Historic Preservation Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

06/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Go For the Gold

Rise and Nye's Celebrates the 2022 Special Olympics

The "Flame of Hope" made a special stop at the downtown Sarasota coffee and ice cream shop, which employs 35 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

06/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Coffee Klatch

Think You Don't Like Black Coffee? This New Mobile Coffee Cart May Change Your Mind

Coffee connoisseur Devin Borgwardt opened Brewed Monday coffee in January. You can find him on the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street in Sarasota, with single-origin coffee processed with the entire coffee cherry.

05/31/2022 By Allison Forsyth

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Street Smarts

City of Sarasota to Unveil 'Complete Street' Designs Next Week

The projects will modify various intersections throughout the corridors that encompass neighborhoods that have been traditionally underserved.

05/16/2022 By Staff