Planning

City Moving Forward on St. Armands Parking Garage

The Sarasota City Commission voted on Monday to approve an agreement to move forward with the construction of a new parking garage on St. Armands Circle.

10/03/2017 By staff

Real estate

Real Estate Firm Inks Relocation Services Deal

The Sarasota commercial real estate firm Ian Black Real Estate recently entered into an exclusive partnership with Cincinnati's Relocation Strategies.

08/29/2017 By staff

Transportation

Salvadoran Business Officials Tour Port Manatee

Officials from Salvadoran business organizations recently toured Port Manatee and discussed the possibility of expanding the port's commercial ties to El Salvador.

08/22/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Class Covers Electric Vehicles, Charging Infrastructure

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County’s sustainability department are leading a free class on electric vehicles.

08/18/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Traffic

Just 10 months into its current fiscal year, Port Manatee has already broken its record for container shipments in a full year.

08/09/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Exploring Commercial Opportunities with Ocala Businesses

Port Manatee executives and business leaders from Ocala are exploring possible commercial ties to bridge the 120 miles between the port and Central Florida.

08/01/2017 By staff

Deals

Dental, Nail, Pet Businesses to Join Whole Foods and Others in New Shopping Strip

Great Expressions Dental Centers, Lee Nails, Banfield Pet Hospital, Greenwise Dry Cleaner, Wawa and Zoë’s Kitchen will join the new Whole Foods Market in Sarasota's University Station shopping strip.

07/26/2017 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss New Urbanism, Planning, Traffic Next Week

Panelists will discuss the New Urbanism planning philosophy, public approval for new developments, traffic and more during the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

06/29/2017 By staff

New business

New Car Detailing Service Opens

The environmentally friendly car wash and detailing service DetailXPerts recently opened a new franchise that covers Sarasota and Manatee counties.

06/12/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Traffic Pattern Begins Sunday

Drivers will begin using the new diverging diamond traffic pattern at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange the morning of Sunday, May 21.

05/17/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Extends Shipping Deal for Mexican Produce

Port Manatee recently extended its agreement with Palmetto's World Direct Shipping to maintain weekly service between the port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for up to five more years.

05/10/2017 By staff

Liquid Highways

Can a New Ferry and Water Taxis Help Reduce Our Growing Gridlock?

Can a new ferry and water taxis help reduce our growing gridlock?

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Trade

Colombian Official Visits Port Manatee

Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the port by Juan Barrera, the general deputy director for the United States of ProColombia USA.

04/24/2017 By staff

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Interchange to Be Completed This Fall

The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday updated the Sarasota and Manatee county commissions on the progress of construction of the new "diverging diamond" interchange at University Parkway and I-75.

03/23/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Siesta Key Trolley Service Starts Today, March 20

Sarasota County's new open-air circulator trolley, Siesta Key Breeze, will begin operations today, Monday, March 20.

03/16/2017 By staff

Transportation

Pre-Check Program Enrollment Available at Sarasota Airport March 13-17

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is holding an enrollment event for the Transportation Security Administration's Pre✓ expedited screening program March 13-17.

03/02/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Open-Air Trolley Coming to Siesta Key

Sarasota County Area Transit recently contracted with the private company Ride Right Transit to operate an open-air transit vehicle on Siesta Key.

03/01/2017 By staff

Deals

Walmart Leases Sarasota Warehouse Space

Walmart Stores East LP recently leased 40,038 square feet of warehouse space in the Independence Business Center.

02/27/2017 By staff