As of February 28, 2014, CB’s officially opened their second location: CB’s Island Outfitters ~~
With the finishing touches yet to be applied, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters wasted no time in opening their second location.
Aledia and Mason Tush, owners of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters purchased the old BP gas station at 1250 Stickney Point Rd. about three years ago. During that time they studied many different options for the property including reselling it to a developer. After thoughtful consideration they decided to retain the property to address their need for expansion and parking.
This second location will allow CB’s to increase its retail brands as well as the rental services offered. Partnering with Mike and Sheila Lewis (Siesta Sports Rentals 941-346-1797) and Eric Redner and Ty Brady (Parasail Siesta 941-346-8200), CB’s will now offer Parasailing, Jet Ski Rentals, Kayaks, Paddleboards, Scooters and Bikes in addition to their Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters.
Currently in their 38th year of business, CB’s won the Sept. 2012 Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Insignia Award for excellence in customer service. Even more recent, Aledia won the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year award for 2013. Mason is the chairman for the Sarasota Tarpon Tournament which, in 2013, raised $10,001 for the Suncoast Charities for Children. Community and customer service is important to the owners of CB’s and they hope to be able to better serve with the opening of CB’s Island Outfitters.
Mike and Sheila Lewis, owners of Siesta Sports Rentals, purchased their business and moved from Cardiff, Wales in 2005. In 2009, Siesta Sports won the Siesta Key Chamber’s Small Business of the Year award. Sheila currently sits on the Siesta Key Chamber Board.
Eric Redner and Ty Brady are from New Jersey where they each have their own separate parasail companies. In working with CB’s, they have teamed up to open Parasail Siesta. Parasail Siesta along with CB’s and Siesta Sports will work together continuing to offer Siesta Key and its visitors great service.
CB’s Island Outfitters allows the owners to expand their business to include more of a “beachy” theme. The new location carries a larger selection of Life is Good, Reef, Sanuk and kids sections. It will be adding beach supplies (chairs, toys, and sunscreen, masks, umbrellas, and boogie boards), Salt Life, Reef clothing, Vissla apparel, Maui Jim and Hobie sunglasses, Sun Bum sunscreen, Siesta Key T-Shirts, Quiksilver and much more!
It’s the first retail store you’ll see coming on to the island from the Stickney Point bridge and the last one before you head back.
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters: 1249 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key, 941-349-4400, http://cbsoutfitters.com/
CB’s Island Outfitters: 1250 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key
Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.