Attention Kmart shoppers. The end is near, and shit is cheap. It’s time to do something you probably haven’t done in eons — actually go to Kmart. The Sarasota Kmart at Fruitville and Beneva roads is in the final days of its going out of business sale. Store signage indicates we have less than a week … MORE>>
It took less time for Brittany to start shopping than it would have taken me to drive to Publix. I’d clicked “checkout” on my first Instacart order on Monday at 10:47 a.m. The online grocery ordering service sent me a text message five minutes later telling me that my Instacart shopper, Brittany, was already at … MORE>>
“Get it by tomorrow.” The most beautiful words in the world. Brace yourself Amazon Prime members. One-day shipping has finally come to the Sarasota-Bradenton region. Shoppers who pay the $99 annual fee for Amazon Prime can now choose from more than two million items eligible for the new service. These products are identified by the … MORE>>
Want to drink wine and get your dog’s nails clipped? There’s a sip and stroll for that. Bark and Bath is offering free dog nail trimmings on Thursday as part Southgate Village Shops monthly sip and stroll. But there’s more to this event than nail clippings. Several businesses in the strip mall at the northeast corner … MORE>>
Bookstore1 is moving to a new downtown storefront this month. But you don’t have to look far for the beloved bookstore’s new home. It’s just yards away from its currentspace. The local bookshop will close its store at 1359 Main St. on Feb. 14 and reopen a little more than a week later at 12 … MORE>>
The date is set: Sarasota’s first Sprouts Farmers Market is slated to open at 7 a.m. April 12. The 26,000-square-foot store will be the affordable, organic grocer’s second to open in Florida. It’s been about nine months since I first spotted the Sprout’s “Coming Soon” tag on Manatee County-based Benderson Development Co.’s website. The Phoenix-based … MORE>>
I own about $600 worth of dresses that sort of fit. Etsy.com saved me from adding another one to the collection. The online marketplace of handmade goods has boomed since it launched a little more than a decade ago. I’ve ordered personalized glassware, screen-printed dish towels, stationery and hand-stamped bracelets from the website over the years, … MORE>>
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unless, of course, your holiday shopping isn’t done yet. The clock is ticking. As I write this, we’ve got 134 hours left until Christmas Day, and if you’re anything like me, you’re working and sleeping through at least 80 of them. The last Saturday before the holiday … MORE>>
Yuki Osada calls her designs whimsical. Personally, I think that’s an understatement. The St. Petersburg artist is the brains and pen behind a body pillow in the shape of a pickle and the greeting card featuring a potato that wishes you a “spud-tacular day.” Not smiling yet? It’s because you’ve never seen a beaver making a … MORE>>
Want to drink your way through Christmas shopping and support local businesses? Do I have a solution for you. And it’s way more fun than guzzling wine while you click furiously on Amazon.com. Burns Court is putting a holiday twist on its monthly sip and stroll. Twelve retailers on the south end of downtown are … MORE>>