Retail

Forum to Weigh Civil Rights, Religious Freedom

March 14 event asks, “Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?"

2:29pm By Staff

Retail

New Evening Farmers' Market Debuts Next Week

The organizers behind the downtown Sarasota farmers' market are launching a new Thursday evening market in the Rosemary District.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Food Bank Plots Major Expansion of Fresh Produce Capacity

All Faiths Food Bank is expanding its warehouse space to triple the amount of fresh produce it can accommodate and will roll out a new brand next month.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Lakewood Ranch Grocery Store Opens Jan. 27

The grocery store chain Earth Fare is opening its new Lakewood Ranch location soon.

01/11/2018 By staff

Food

Sarasota Restaurant Opening Second Location in St. Pete

Oak & Stone is opening a second location in St. Petersburg later this year.

01/11/2018 By staff

New hires

Gourmet Grocery Store Picks New Catering Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market recently hired Michelle Wolforth.

01/10/2018 By staff

Retail

New Whole Foods Opens Jan. 31

Whole Foods Market’s University Station store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, becoming the chain's second Sarasota location.

01/10/2018 By staff

Marketing

Firehouse Subs Public Relations Manager to Speak in Sarasota

Liz Anderson will speak at the next luncheon of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

01/03/2018 By staff

Deals

Organic Food Distributor Adds Sarasota Warehouse Space

United Natural Foods, a Rhode Island-based wholesale distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, is expanding its footprint in Sarasota.

12/20/2017 By staff

Food

First Watch to Open Eighth Local Restaurant

The University Park-based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain will open its newest Sarasota restaurant on Monday, Dec. 11.

12/06/2017 By staff

Deals

City Golf Club Picks Nebraska Company to Manage Restaurant

Sarasota's Bobby Jones Golf Club recently selected Landscapes Management Company to relaunch the Bobby Jones Grille.

12/05/2017 By staff

New hires

Morton's Market Picks New Pastry Chef

Sarasota's Morton's Gourmet Market recently hired Lauren Bland.

11/29/2017 By staff

Food

Food Delivery Service Adds 50-Plus New Restaurants

Bite Squad, which launched in Sarasota and Bradenton in August, now offers delivery from more than 130 area restaurants.

11/28/2017 By staff

Menus and Mountains

S'macks Founder Alex Floethe Climbs Mountains When He's Not Working

In June, Floethe made it to Everest's base camp after an 18-day climb.

11/14/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Agriculture

New Seed Library Created to Help Local Growers

The program allows residents to check out packets of seeds at no cost.

11/03/2017 By staff

Retail

Beer Distributor Wins Anheuser-Busch Excellence Award

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing recently received the Ambassadors of Excellence Big Jake Award.

10/27/2017 By staff

Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By staff

Marketing

Publix Media and Public Relations Manager to Speak in Sarasota

Brian West of Publix Super Markets will be the guest speaker at the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's next luncheon.

10/09/2017 Photography by staff

Retail

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The downtown market is reopening for the 2017-2018 season soon.

10/04/2017 By staff

Retail

Magazine, Book Distributor Signs Deal with Water, Snack Companies

Hudson News Distributors, LLC recently signed agreements with the beverage company Hint Fruit Infused Water and the snack company Utz.

10/02/2017 By staff