Public relations

Universal Orlando Communications Director to Speak in Sarasota

Alyson Lundell will share the strategy created to launch Universal’s Volcano Bay water park, as well as the positives and negatives of the process.

01/30/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Turnover in the Restaurant Industry Remains High

The turnover rate for employees in the restaurant industry exceeded 70 percent for the second straight year, according to a new report from Upserve.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Beer

New Bradenton Brewery Opens

Good Liquid Brewing Company features 30 taps, with 20 in-house beers, six Italian wines and four ciders.

12/15/2017 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

Retail

Bradenton Brewery Expanding

Motorworks Brewing last week added a slew of new equipment and is adding more in the weeks to come, with plans to double its production capacity.

09/26/2017 By staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Closes Original Location, Opens New Eatery Nearby

Gecko’s Hospitality Group recently closed its original Gecko’s Grill & Pub location at The Landings and opened a new location down the road.

09/25/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Sarasota Restaurant Reopens After Remodel

Sarasota's TooJay’s now has a counter area with nine seats, as well as more contemporary details throughout.

09/21/2017 By staff

Construction

Company Breaking Ground on New Mall Restaurant

Sarasota's Firmo Construction is breaking ground on the new Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar restaurant in the Westfield Siesta Key mall.

08/31/2017 By staff

Food

Restaurant Meal Delivery Company Expands Into Sarasota, Bradenton

The Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service Bite Squad is expanding its service area to Sarasota and Bradenton.

08/30/2017 By staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Hires New Visitor Experience Manager

Erin Hurter will oversee visitor services programming and volunteers.

08/03/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Colony Property to Become St. Regis Resort

Longboat Key's shuttered Colony resort will become a St. Regis resort, according to the owner and developer of the property.

08/02/2017 By staff

New Hotel

A Sneak Preview of the Brand-New Westin Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota opens Friday.

07/25/2017 Edited by Susan Burns

Tourism

New Sarasota Hotel Opens Friday

Sarasota's first Westin hotel is set to open on Friday, July 28, with reservations for stays beginning Monday, July 31.

07/21/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Landings location of Gecko's Grill & Pub is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening with a party that benefits Sarasota County's 4-H foundation and clubs.

06/08/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Wedding Planning Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Sarasota wedding planning company NK Weddings is commemorating its 10th anniversary this week.

05/18/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Students Showcase Restaurant Management Skills at Bulls Bistro

On Thursday evening, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students are launching Bulls Bistro, a new semi-regular tapas dining event that will allow them to showcase their restaurant management skills.

09/07/2016 Research by staff

Jobs

Resort at Longboat Key Club Looking to Hire

The resort is looking for bartenders, hostesses, line cooks, stewards and yacht detailers, as well as employees in the banquet, concierge, events, maintenance and sales departments.

05/04/2016 Research by staff

Table Matters

Is Local Restaurant Service on the Decline?

Chef Judi wonders if we all need to adjust to a new standard of hospitality when dining out.

02/16/2016 By Judi Gallagher