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SRQ DAILY Jul 29, 2019

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"Everybody's got to eat three meals a day. Barbeque is accessible food."

- Nancy Krohngold, Nancy's Bar-B-Q

[Restaurateur ]  New Nancy’s Means a Smoker in Lakewood Ranch
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

A new location means more than one more place to pick up Nancy’s Bar-B-Q. Opening a stand-alone building at Lorraine Corners to house the new restaurant site means a new smoker also burns there.

Up until now, the storefront location at Main Street Lakewood Ranch has served food shuttled all the way from Downtown Sarasota. “That’s obviously not ideal. It’s a lot of heavy lifting, literally and figuratively,” says owner Nancy Krohgold.

Now, the new Nancy’s locale serves as a central point for the growing company. Grown from a traveling roadside barbeque business to a three-location restaurant and catering company, the Nancy’s brand popularity and recognition has traveled like the smell of North Carolina dry rub through the air.

The new Nancy’s location will feel familiar to those who know the original downtown location well. The spot has also become where Krohngold now keeps an office.

As for the Nancy’s on Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Krohngold expects soon to announce an evolution to the store. A small venue with seating for under 50, she anticipates it serving more of a to-go crowd in the future, selling warm sides that can be made on site.

Meanwhile, Krohngold keeps finding a larger audience interested in simple yet flavorful foods.

“I’m not curing cancer or solving any great societal or economic woes,” she says. “But everybody’s got to eat three meals a day. Barbeque is accessible food. Meat eaters enjoy it from the get-go, and I think we offer enough vegetarian and other options to satisfy.” 

[Education]  King Named Interim Principal at Lincoln Memorial Academy

Ronnie King has been named the interim principal at Lincoln Memorial Academy. King served as principal at Lincoln Middle School from 2012 to 2014, prior to the school’s transition to a charter school. He has also served in Manatee County as an assistant principal at Harllee Middle School (2014-2017) and as principal at Oneco Elementary (2017-2019). Prior to joining the Manatee District in 2012, King was an assistant principal at Buchanan Middle School in Hillsborough County.

The School Board of Manatee County voted to take control of Lincoln Memorial Academy this past Tuesday to help address financial and governance concerns raised by the District, the Florida Department of Education and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. 

Lincoln Memorial Academy

[Business]  Cruise Car Wins Contract with Disney Hong Kong

Expanding its global presence, Sarasota-based Cruise Car Inc. has won a contract to supply Disney Hong Kong with its custom-built, low-speed vehicles. The contract, which was approved this week by the Hong Kong Transportation Department, is the first time the company has sold directly to Disney. Past Cruise Car contracts have been through Disney’s vendors.

Golf-cart type low-speed vehicles are currently capped in Hong Kong at about 500 units, which required the need for the Hong Kong DOT to approve a license to bring in additional vehicles. Cruise Car worked closely with Disney Hong Kong’s management team and Hong Kong authorities to obtain this approval. After meeting in Sarasota with the Hong Kong-based engineering team, a formal purchase order was issued with a multi-year opportunity for Cruise Car to ultimately replace a 60-vehicle fleet.

Cruise Cars are currently in use at over 1,000 flagship properties worldwide. 

Cruise Car Inc.

[Business]  Mehserle Named to 'Forbes' Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors List

William Mehserle, CFP of Pinkerton Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth has been named for the second year in a row to the Forbes “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors List.” According to Forbes, the list of 1,000 advisors, who were born in 1980 or later, includes “young talented advisors who represent the future of the wealth management industry.” At 31 years old, Mehserle is a Certified Financial Planner certificate holder and is one of two partners at Pinkerton, Harkins and Mehserle Private Wealth.

Working with SHOOK Research, the list received nearly 24,000 nominations. SHOOK then culled the nomination list to approximately 5,800 and vetted those advisors based on interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management to determine the top 1,000. 

Pinkerton Harkins & Mehserle

[Real Estate]  Cabrera Joins RE/MAX Platinum Realty in Downtown Sarasota

Nicholas "Nick" Cabrera has joined RE/MAX Platinum Realty as a realtor in the Downtown Sarasota office. Previously with Century 21, he specializes in Manatee and Sarasota county properties, and is fluent in Spanish and English. Before obtaining his real estate license, he worked in wholesale cell phone sales and construction. RE/MAX Platinum Realty offers full-service residential real estate solutions in Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida, specializing in luxury and waterfront properties. 

RE/MAX Platinum Realty

[TODAY]  MUSEUM: Museum of Art Mondays: Greek Pottery Designs , July 29, 10am

Join the Ringling staff in the Education Building for a Greek Pottery Design art-making program, bridging active creation with artwork in the Museum. Then visit the galleries to find each day’s featured artwork and learn more about it from a docent!

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

[SOON]  THEATER: Summer Circus Spectacular , June 11 – August 3

This family-friendly spectacular showcases some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages. Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets for preview shows, June 11-14, are just $12; for the remainder of the run tickets are $16/adults, $12/children 12 and under.

Historic Asolo Theatre, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: The Swingaroos: Hollywood Serenade , July 23 – August 30

Back by popular demand, The Swingaroos return to FST with a brand new show. Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, this jazzy music revue pays tribute to such icons as Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway, and Fred Astaire. Travel back in time this summer to the ‘30s and ‘40s when big bands and swing dancing were all the rage. 

Florida Studio Threatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Scorch , July 26 – August 25

For Kes, falling in love for the first time happened online. But the exhilarating fantasy quickly turns into a terrifying reality when the young teen is accused of criminal conduct. Inspired by real cases of ‘gender fraud,’ Scorch is a touching and provocative story of love though the eyes of a gender-curious teen.

Urbanite Theatre, 1487 2nd St., Sarasota.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Kayak Trip: Myakka River from Snook Haven , July 30, 8:30am–11:30am

Take a kayak trip on the wild and scenic Myakka River. This trip will travel the portion of the river that is downstream from Snook Haven. All kayak equipment will be provided and is included in the cost of the trip. Contact John for additional information, exact launch location and required reservations. 

[SOON]  THEATER: The Cottage , July 31 – August 24

Set in the English countryside in 1923, this sexy comedy of love and betrayal unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her secret love affair to her husband. The true meanings of love and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—potentially murderous—romantic comedy.

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  FILM: Gazebo Starlight Cinema Series , August 2, 8pm

Join the Gazebo Starlight Cinema series with this month’s movie: Mrs. Doubtfire. With a screen stretched around the Gazebo pillars and family flicks back-projected from within, what better place than the facing grassy knoll to relax in a beach chair or curl up on a blanket? Bring the whole family to kick off your weekend while enjoying the park! Support local Venice Avenue businesses by bringing snacks, dinner, ice cream (or gelato!) to enjoy during the movie. 

Downtown Venice Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Ave.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Family Saturdays: Colorful Classical Sculpture , August 3, 10am

Delve into the grounds and gardens of Ringling with a creative project: creating classical sculptures! Work in the Education Building classrooms and explore the Museum and grounds with a special handout to help locate and learn more about the objects and places that inspired the project.

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Friends of Manatee County Animal Services Adopt-A-Palooza Pet Expo , August 3, 11am

Join us at Adopt-A-Palooza, the area’s largest one-day pet expo and animal adoption event on August 3, from 11-4 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. The event will feature over 100 adoptable animals, more than 50 pet retailers displaying and selling pet related products and services, a search and rescue demo, plus raffles and silent auctions. Adopt-A-palooza is fun for the whole family, and the first 500 people will receive a goodie bag. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come to shop and support the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services’ efforts to help shelter animals find forever homes. Free to attend/free parking. Leashed pets are welcome.

Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221

[SOON]  FILM: Art and a Movie: Summer Film Series , August 5, 1:30pm

Visit the showing of Kusana: Infinity as part of The Ringling and Monda Collections’ Summer Film Series. Ringling staff will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion about each of the three highlighted women artists of the series. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of free Mondays at the Museum of Art to visit the exhibition before or after the film.

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

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