By John Morton Alex Kouvatsos always made his presence felt. However, when he joined his son Tom at Siesta Key’s Village Café as a “retiree” in 2008, he had to find a way to fit in to a certain extent.“When he first arrived, he would pound his fist on the table when he wanted to […]
By John Morton Marisa Mangani had a burning desire for a life in the kitchen, then burned out on it all. So, what did she do next? She designed kitchens! In fact, the kitchen at Sun Garden Cafe in the Siesta Key Village was one of her projects, so naturally business owner Rick Monroe invited […]
By Jane Bartnett A $32.5 million Siesta Key real estate listing at 4221 Higel Ave., brokered by Mark Coppens of Living Vogue Real Estate of Sarasota, broke records for luxury real estate listings of residential property and homes for sale on the island in late 2022.In early January, however, the listing was removed from Multiple […]
The plans for the Siesta Promenade project have been filed with Sarasota County. See them here. The massive mixed-use project by Benderson Development, which was approved in 2018, is going up at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road. Currently, the ground is being prepared for construction. It will feature 414 apartments […]
Siesta Village Dentistry, 5136 Ocean Blvd. in Davidson’s Plaza, is holding a Valentine’s Love and Appreciation Party from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10.Enjoy live music, food and champagne, and a tour of the business’ high-tech office.RSVP by Feb. 3 by emailing email@example.com or by calling (941) 505-1200.
The Sarasota Board of County Commissioners will be voting on a request for a special exception by Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill to extend its hours for live music until as late as 2 a.m. The meeting is at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in the board’s chambers at 1660 Ringling Blvd. in downtown Sarasota. The […]
You are now invited to stop in the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce office, 5114 Ocean Blvd., to pick up copies of the new 2023 Siesta Key Visitors Guide & Local Resources publication to share with your customers and visitors.
Siesta’s Silver City owners open new fine jewelry store By Jane Bartnett Diamonds, as the song goes, may be a girl’s best friend, but according to jeweler Monica Galfre beautiful, natural pearls and colored gemstones are having their day. Galfre and her husband, George Rysko, a Swiss-trained watchmaker, recently opened Diamond Bay Jewelers — a […]
By Jane Bartnett It’s a great day here for the Irish!On Dec. 10, the Shebeen Irish Pub & Kitchen opened in Crescent Plaza. Beyond the new faces, there were many old friends on hand who had come to know owners Ross and Louise Galbraith at Pub 32 — their former business on South Tamiami Trail. […]
By John Morton Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill is a step closer to having the opportunity to host live music as late as 2 a.m. if it chooses. At the Dec. 1 meeting of the Sarasota County Planning Commission, the five members present all voted in favor of supporting owner Scott Smith’s request for a […]