In a surprise move, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay the decision on a controversial petition to develop a wholesale restaurant facility near the Celery Fields preserve over concerns that the applicant had not properly disclosed the individuals behind its company. The applicant, JMDH Real Estate of Florida LLC, has developed 10 … MORE>>
SARASOTA — Facing public opposition, the Sarasota County Commission is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to allow the development of a wholesale restaurant goods facility on property near the popular Celery Fields recreation spot and wildlife habitat. The proposed 60,000-square-foot facility, called “Restaurant Depot,” is intended for wholesale restaurant equipment and food and would be … MORE>>
Sarasota’s third Chipotle is almost here. But almost just got a little bit longer. The new Chipotle at the southeast corner of Fruitville Road and Honore Avenue has delayed its opening until later this month. The restaurant, which was expected to open this week, made the delay announcement in a sign on its door. The … MORE>>
Redevelopment plans finally can move forward for the dilapidated downtown shopping center once proposed to become a Wal-Mart. The owners of the Ringling Shopping Center won approval Monday night for a series of revisions to Sarasota’s planning designations for the 9.7-acre property at Ringling Boulevard and Lime Avenue that would allow it to be redeveloped … MORE>>
The HuB building is getting a new name. With plans proceeding to build a five-story residential structure next door, HuB building owner Jesse Biter said Monday he is renaming the business incubator building “BOLD | Live, Work, Play.” “For years, the HuB co-working space has successfully helped entrepreneurs and other professionals connect and grow together,” … MORE>>
Despite concerns from neighborhood residents and the state transportation agency, a Manatee County developer is marching ahead with plans for a mixed-use project at the busy U.S. 41-Stickney Point Road intersection. Benderson Development Co. filed a formal application Aug. 26 to rezone a former mobile home park to allow construction of 501 condo and apartment … MORE>>