Data

Tourist Tax Revenue Still Down

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.3 percent in January when compared to January 2018.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Golf Club Names New Executive Chef

Bradenton's Concession Golf Club recently hired Peter LaMontagna to oversee its culinary program.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Deals

New Hotel Planned for 12.5-Acre Palmetto Parcel

California's BACC Hotel, LLC recently purchased land adjacent to the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the hotel for $5.3 million.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel in the Works

L. Ronald Gray is working with Hoyt Architects, Gilbane Building Company and the design firm Cooper Carry to build Hotel Laurent.

08/28/2018 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

New hires

Restaurant Chain Names New Chief Legal Officer

First Watch recently hired Jay Wolszczak as its new chief legal officer and general counsel.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Ribbon Cutting for New Pinecraft Hotel Is April 13

Dutchman Hospitality is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carlisle Inn, its new hotel in the Amish Pinecraft community.

03/09/2018 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

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

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