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SRQ DAILY Mar 4, 2024

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"Conversations may accelerate from there, and if they do I want to be looped in."

- State Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton.

[Government]  Lawmakers Navigate Policy Landmines in Sessions's Last Days
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

As the final week of the legislative session winds down, lawmakers in Sarasota are navigating careful waters on issues like social media use, mental health and development rights.

State Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, will handle key negotiations with the House on a “Live Healthy” package that’s been a priority of Senate leadership. He’s trying to secure funding for important local projects, including pursing money for Mote Marina Laboratory for aquaculture and education needs. But in addition, he is talking to the House about the “Live Healthy” initiative, a public health effort championed by Senate President Kathleen Passidomo.

A top demand in final days, he said, is to “finalize Behavioral Health component of ‘Live Healthy’ with the House.”

State Rep. Fiona McFarland, R-Sarasota, has carried a top House priority with a social media ban restricting online access for children. Having carried a digital privacy law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year, McFarland handled personal data elements this year of a social media bill that had been priority of Speaker Paul Renner. The bill originally prohibited anyone under age 16 from opening or maintaining a social media account, but DeSantis vetoed the bill this week.

But immediately, lawmakers set about preparing a replacement bill that addressed the governor’s concerns on parental consent. The new language would allow a legal guardian to grant permission to 14- and 15-year-olds to have accounts — federal law already prohibits anyone 13 and younger from having internet accounts — while preserving McFarland’s prohibitions on tech companies keeping data and digital profiles on children.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Will Robinson is carefully trying to usher an easement bill that have a rider on real estate sales in China that DeSantis has criticized. Robinson has worked with concerned parties about creating an ability to give property owners to create certain easements on their land. But a Senate version also would roll back parts of a law signed by DeSantis last year prohibiting Chinese nationals from buying certain land in Florida. Robinson’s bill, which will be voted on by the House, has none of that language.

“Assuming that passes we will ship it to the Senate,” Robinson said. “Conversations may accelerate from there, and if they do I want to be looped in.” His big concern, though, is making sure whatever version of the bill passes meets muster with DeSantis. 

Photo courtesy Florida House: State Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton

[New Homes]  Wellen Park Visitors Enjoy Home Tours and Hospitality During 2nd Annual Model Home Showcase

Hundreds of visitors experienced Wellen Park’s welcoming vibe, explored professionally decorated model homes and enjoyed the hospitality of the community’s builders, plus activities and live music in Downtown Wellen during the second annual Model Home Showcase. The Feb. 10 event featured self-guided tours of 34 fully furnished model homes in 11 neighborhoods, where homebuilders treated guests to light bites and beverages, entertainment, caricatures, demonstrations, photo booths, games and giveaways. The model home extravaganza illustrated the array of new homebuying opportunities, floor plans and pricing available in Wellen Park, ranked among the U.S.’s top 10 selling master-planned communities in 2023 by prominent real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns. Featuring the latest in architecture and interior design, the models included paired villas, single-family homes and estates, semi-custom and custom homes, with open-concept floor plan offer two to four bedroom and 1,400 to 3,700 square feet of living space. Model home base prices range from $430,000s to over $1.5 million. Showcase guests were introduced to Wellen Park’s newest neighborhoods and their signature amenities, including Brightmore, the first community for active adults 55+ offering a fun-filled lifestyle. They also previewed the expansive luxury custom model homes in EVERLY, Wellen Park’s premiere multi-builder enclave nestled along a scenic 50-acre lake, and explored Lakespur, a multigenerational neighborhood with amenities designed for families of all ages. Homebuilders offered a taste of the robust and dynamic social lifestyles of their neighborhoods with amenity tours, live music alongside resort-inspired pools, light refreshments, food and ice cream trucks, and yoga, pickleball and Thai chi demonstrations. Guests received gifts, branded merchandise and swag bags and participated in competitive cornhole games and raffles for gift cards, prizes and a 65-inch TV. Builders also previewed plans for private next-level neighborhood amenities, which include luxurious clubhouses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, cafes and social halls enhancing community connections, and expansive amenity campuses with resort-inspired pools and cabana buildings, heated spas, firepit lounges, pickleball courts, event and game lawns, and even a putting green, beach area and food truck park. Model Home Showcase visitors enjoyed the full complement of Downtown Wellen’s outdoor recreation opportunities, restaurants and shopping, plus games, activities, face painting and live music by Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones on the Solis Hall stage. For those who were unable to join the event, a digital version of the Model Home Showcase tour book is available for viewing online.



Pictured: The Feb. 10 event featured self-guided tours of 34 fully furnished model homes in 11 neighborhoods.

[New Homes]  Sarasota's Trepp Developments from Bolivia Announces LIVunLtd to Offer Unique Worldwide Virtual Concierge Service

Rodrigo Trepp, President of Trepp Developments, announced the addition of a unique concierge for SOTA Residents & Hotel. LIVunLtd, a global luxury brand specializing in all facets of service, has been contracted as the residential virtual concierge. With a focus on service for the 35 residents living above the boutique HOTEL SOTA, Trepp feels the partnership is a perfect fit. “LIVunLtd has delivered five-star service around the globe for over twenty years, and we are pleased to bring that level of sophistication to Sarasota. We call it the evolution of service.” SOTA residents will have a private staffed lobby, 24-7 valet, towel service poolside, access to in-residence dining, and a house account for all food and beverage outlets at HOTEL SOTA. “With LIVunLtd, our residents will also have a concierge in their pocket,” commented Trepp. The dedicated lifestyle curator assigned to SOTA will assist residents with everything from automobile shipping, hanging their art collection, and scheduling a personal trainer to travel planning and acquiring sporting event tickets. “What’s truly exciting for our buyers is that they will have immediate access to their lifestyle curator,” noted Simon Bacon, Executive Director of the Developer Services Division at Michael Saunders & Company. “The LIVunLtd concierge service has already been considered in the HOA fees for SOTA Residences and Trepp Developments is extending the worldwide service to buyers upon contract to showcase the serviced lifestyle of their future home.” SOTA will be the first project in the Sarasota region to offer this service. New York City based, LIVunLtd President Abbie Newman said she is looking forward to expanding her company to Sarasota on Florida’s West Coast. “We have hundreds of employees worldwide and a track record of providing outstanding service to 134 luxury properties across the county,” Newman explained noting that her team will provide SOTA residents the convenience of a concierge at their fingertips to assist with everything from event planning to fitness options to dinner reservations. 

[Recognition]  Grapevine Communications Wins Big at AAF Suncoast ADDYs

 Grapevine Communications took home 11 ADDY Awards from the Suncoast Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), recognizing the creative spirit and excellence in advertising. The ceremony was held at the Ringling Sound Stages in Sarasota on February 24. The advertising, marketing and public relations agency won awards for print collateral, video, website design and development, ad design, events, and digital marketing. Grapevine also earned an AMY Award, given to the highest scoring entry in each category. "All of us at Grapevine are immensely proud to be recognized for our creative work," said Allison Imre, Owner and President of Grapevine Communications. "Earning these honors from the AAF showcases the success of our collaborative partnerships with clients who trust us to deliver award-winning results and inspire us to do just that." Conducted annually by the AAF, the local awards event is the first phase of a three-tier, national competition. Across the country, local entrants vie to win recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local winners compete against winners from other local clubs in district competitions. Grapevine's gold entry will automatically advance to the District Awards and the winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.    

Pictured: Grapevine Communications' Cara Misiewicz, Lisa Grasso and Erin Sharp celebrate Grapevine wins at AAF Suncoast's 2024 ADDY Awards.

[Recognition]  Clive Daniel Home Recognizes Winners of the Circle of Distinction Award for 2023

Clive Daniel Home is pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious Circle of Distinction Award for 2023. This esteemed award acknowledges the exceptional performance and dedication of top-performing interior designers across the company's Sarasota, Boca, and Naples locations, as well as in the hospitality division. At Clive Daniel Home, it is believed that scale matters when selecting a designer. Their team of designers focuses on clients' needs and visions, ensuring that every project receives the full attention and expertise of the award-winning team from inspiration to installation. This year, heartfelt congratulations are extended to the following exceptional interior designers who have earned a well-deserved place in the Circle of Distinction Award: Naples - Na-Ann Williams, Rebekah Errett-Pikosky, Charlie Hansen, Jessica Lozano, Michael Scott, Christine Loughery, Robin Garceau, Sherree Woods, Ron Nowfel, Faith Ashley, Leslie Murphy, Kialee Lykins, Sherie Weidner, Gina Kadah, Jean Losier, Catherine Baker, Susan Melo, Kathleen Monahan, Nicole Anastasi, Frank Randazzo, Molly Nilan, Joanie Anderson, Lisa Mettetal, Ann Marinelli; Boca Raton - Fran Brady, Ilana Aronowitz, Beverly Perlin, Wendy Fielding, Bobby Murr, Jodi Lurcott, Bradford Paige, Nubia Rosa, Lisa Nieves, Ada Ustjanauskas, Craig Rubright, Marcos Dos-Santos, Lori Gilman, Michael Blum, Inaam Johnson, Paul Giannella; Sarasota - Linda Hyman, Kelli Smith, Jennifer Wright, Jeanine Zapatka, Keely Hill, Kristin Goff, Quentin MacDonald, Patrick Porter; Hospitality Division - Kyle-Lynn Blaise, Adnilem Barrera, Patricia Huamanchumo, Maryanne Hubbell. Each of these talented designers has demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication to their craft, consistently exceeding expectations and delivering unparalleled design solutions to Clive Daniel Home's valued clients. Clive Daniel Home congratulates all the winners of the Circle of Distinction Award for 2023 and looks forward to another year of unparalleled design excellence. 

[Recognition]  SMH Named Among World's Best Hospitals

Sarasota Memorial was recognized among the world’s best hospitals today in Newsweek’s sixth annual global ranking of hospitals. It is the only hospital in southwest Florida ever to make the list. To determine the rankings, Newsweek and global data firm Statista ranked more than 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries in 2024. SMH-Sarasota was one of 412 hospitals in the United States and 18 in Florida to make the prestigious list, based on patient care quality metrics and surveys of patients, physicians and hospital staff. SMH-Sarasota has earned a spot on the “World’s Best Hospitals” list every year since the global rankings began in 2019. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder recognized the entire healthcare team and their deep commitment to the community for the repeated recognition. “The people who work here are what sets Sarasota Memorial apart,” he said. “There is a sense of pride and community ownership that has been passed down through the decades and continues to inspire us today.” Nancy Cooper, Global Editor-in-Chief for Newsweek, noted the goal of the study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. Hallmarks of great hospitals are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation; the very best institutions also share another quality – consistency. The list, she said, recognizes hospitals that consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. The World’s Best Hospitals 2024 ranking lists the best hospitals in 30 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, United Kingdom, South Korea, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Israel, and Singapore. The countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, such as standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals, and data availability. The full list is published online at: https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2024 

[Preferred SHORE Real Estate]  On the SHORE, Coastal Real Estate Finds a Relaxed Approach and Calming Expertise

Amid the hectic waters of Florida’s real estate market, what’s hard to come by are calm shores – a brokerage with an acute understanding of breathtaking properties along the Gulf Coast and the expertise to seamlessly navigate transactions. It’s a feeling of confidence that washes over agents, buyers and sellers when they naturally drift into a partnership with Preferred SHORE Real Estate, the premier independent luxury brokerage which creates a relaxed yet elevated experience, echoing Florida’s unique lifestyle. For Robert Milligan, founder and president, that was by design for Preferred SHORE, now with a network of over 300 REALTORS, blending a “Tommy Bahama” approach with the model of a “medium-sized boutique.” Since its start in 2014, Preferred SHORE has kept the characteristics of a small, privately owned company mixed with the world-class marketing resources of a major real estate conglomerate. For Robert, it’s not only about knowing each agent by name but providing mentorship, personal development and the tools to smoothly sail through transactions – and reap the rewards of a commission 100% their own. On the SHORE, success is measured in the changed lives of their agents, partners, venders and clients, despite recording nearly $1 billion in sales volume in 2023. Starting at age 19 in real estate, knowledge has been central to Robert’s career, inspired by figures like Warren Buffett and Sam Zell to reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. And, like a breath of waterfront fresh air, the team mirrors his value in training, turning dreams into addresses.  

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[SRQIST]  A Mesmerizing Journey
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

A MESMERIZING JOURNEY | Composer and pianist Murray Hidary brings MindTravel to Siesta Beach, March 2024. 

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[SOON]  BUSINESS: Borrow Smart, Choosing the Right Loan for Your Business Needs , March 27, 12pm
This presentation will highlight the various types of bank loans from consumer and residential to commercial loans for business. Free, online webinar. score.org/manasota.
[SOON]  BUSINESS: Can Writing a Book Boost Your Business , March 20, 12pm
Writing and publishing a book can make all the difference in your entrepreneurial journey. It is an endeavor that goes beyond sharing knowledge and insights. It is a powerful tool to build credibility, increase influence, strengthen your personal and business branding, drive personal growth, and leave a lasting legacy. We’ll be reviewing the types of publishing and the pitfalls. Free, online webinar. score.org/manasota.
[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Lunch and Learn , March 13, 11:30am-1pm
Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for an in-depth look at the role we play in protecting the places that make a difference in our community, giving us clean water to drink, protected habitat for plants and animals, beautiful natural places to enjoy, great spots to hike and fish, and a world-class shoreline. During this one-hour presentation, we will discuss the history of our organization, programs, past and present initiatives, and ways for you to become a part of our conservation community. As a special bonus, after lunch, we will take you on a guided tour of Bay Preserve. Registration for this free event is required and space is limited. To learn more and register, visit conservationfoundation.com.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight and Lord Nelson Mass , March 10, 7pm
Choral Artists of Sarasota continues its 45th season with Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, based on a poem by Vachel Lindsay and composed by Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. The program also features Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn, also known as Mass in a Time of Anxiety, which is recognized as one of his greatest compositions. The concert is Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $40, general admission; and $5 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org or call 941-387-4900.
[SOON]  GALA: Garden to Plate Wine Dinner , March 8, 6-9pm
Join us on the Great Lawn of Selby Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus for a casually elegant outdoor Garden to Plate dining experience. Enjoy fine wines selected by Michael Klauber that complement a multi-course dinner personally designed by Phil Mancini. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit selby.org.
[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Beach University , March 7 – March 28, 9:30-10:30am

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Beach University series returns for the 17th year to Siesta Beach. Beach University is held at the historic main pavilion beginning at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday in March. In partnership with the Siesta Beach Ambassador volunteer program, this free educational series invites community members and visitors to learn about coastal environments in one-hour sessions. Each session will focus on topics like human and wildlife conflict, reef ball and its contribution to the marine environment, manatee rehabilitation at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and the trickle-down effect: stormwater to bay life. Beach University sessions are from 9:30-10:30 a.m., every Thursday in March at the historic main pavilion at 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited. No registration is required. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 311 or visit SarsotaCountyParks.com.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Passive Profits, Active Pursuits, Build Your Retirement Nest Egg with a Franchise , March 6, 12pm

Do you know what you will retire to? Or keep your job and create income via semi-absentee or fully absentee franchise options. Sign up for this webinar that could change your life. Free, online webinar. score.org/manasota.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Powel Crosley Estate Annual Open House , March 5 – March 6, 10am-2pm
The Powel Crosley Estate Foundation and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to invite the public for free tours of the historic Powel Crosley Estate during a two-day open house event on March 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Formally known as Seagate and built in 1929, the house served as the winter home of Powel Crosley, an American innovator most revered for revolutionizing entertainment by manufacturing Crosley radios and owning the 500,000-watt station WLW, the most powerful of its time. A variety of Crosley radios, a Crosley sports car and memorabilia will be on display throughout the mansion. Visitors can enjoy a docent-supported roaming tour throughout the historic mansion and the surrounding grounds. No reservations are needed for the open house dates, and there is no admission cost for this event. However, donations are appreciated. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. For more information, visit bradentongulfislands.com/venues/powel-crosley/.
[SOON]  FOOD: Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraiser , March 5, 11am-11pm

Visit Sarasota Hooters for a special Friend Raiser fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Tuesday, March 5 from 11 am to 11 pm. 20 percent of food and beverage sales during the entire day will be donated to support the Sarasota Firefighters efforts of MDA. This fundraiser is an extension of the annual Fill the Boot fundraiser that will take place on Friday, March 1st. Hooters of Sarasota is located at 6507 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Just mention this fundraiser to your server when dining in on Tuesday, March 5 and 20 percent of your food and beverage sales will be donated to the charity. For Friend Raiser information visit https://hootersflorida.com/friendraisers/.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Jimmy Mazz, Legends and Laughter , March 4, 7:30pm
Join Jimmy Mazz as he expertly shows off his amazing and multitudinous impressions, light clean comedy and of course a lot of great singing. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit theplayers.org.
[SOON]  THEATER: Ruby , February 28 – April 7, Various times

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to finally bring to the stage the world-premiere musical, Ruby. The show is a musical retelling of the true story of the shocking killing of a White doctor in Live Oak, Fla., and the Black woman, Ruby McCollum, who was accused of his murder. Ruby is a fascinating, powerful story, one that has been touched upon in books and documentary films. Now it finally takes the stage live in what promises to be an emotional musical drama. Performances take place in the Donelly Theatre at 1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $50/adults, $20/students and active military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit westcoastblacktheatre.org or call the Box Office at 941-366-1505.

[SOON]  THEATER: Born with Teeth , February 21 – March 29, Various times
Do not miss the opportunity to witness the fascinating dynamic between Shakespeare and Marlowe as their secrets unravel on stage. Born with Teeth runs through March 29, 2024. Visit asolorep.org for a full performance schedule. Tickets start at $35 and are available now in person at the Asolo Rep Box Office at 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, by phone at 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388, or online at asolorep.org.
[SOON]  SEMINAR: You Are Worthy Life Enrichment Workshop , February 15 – April 11, 6-8pm
The Womens Resource Center presents You Are Worthy, an eight-week series moderated by Chris Florand and Denise Whalin. This in-person series is part of the Womens Resource Center’s life enrichment programs and helps participants improve self-confidence, boundary-setting, and negotiation skills. No program the week of March 14. The program is $25 for all sessions and takes place at WRCs Sarasota office at 340 S. Tuttle Ave. To register, please call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org/youareworthy.
[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Bird Photographer of the Year , February 13 – April 28, Various times
Prepare for an awe-inspiring journey into the world of birds. The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year exhibition has landed at The Bishop, showcasing winning and finalist images that capture the beauty, drama, and intricate details of avian life. Travel to remote corners of the globe through stunning photographs: witness eagles soaring, hummingbirds hovering, and penguins waddling. Each image is a testament to the skill and passion of the photographer, offering a unique window into the lives and wonders of these feathered marvels. Beyond a visual feast, the exhibition is a powerful reminder of our interconnected planet and the importance of bird conservation. Prepare to be captivated, and inspired, and leave with a renewed appreciation for the birds that share our world. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit bishopscience.org.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Music Mondays , January 8 – March 25, Various times

The 2024 season of Sarasota Institute of the Lifetime Learning Music Monday Series presents performances and lively conversations with renowned and emerging performers, January 8-March 25, on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms in Sarasota; and Mondays at 3 p.m. at Venice Presbyterian Church in Venice. https://sillsarasota.org/index.htm.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Lets Connect at Oscura in Old Manatee , August 31 – December 26, 8:30-10am

Connect with local business owners at every Thursday at Oscura. Lets Connect is a community of collaborative business professionals from the Manatee and Sarasota County areas. RSVP on Eventbrite to attend, admission is free.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Business Networking and Cowork Session , August 22 – June 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attention all business professionals. Join us for a productive and inspiring coworking event every Tuesday at Out and About Coffee in downtown Sarasota. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow professionals in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Limited spots available, so register now on Eventbrite. O and A Coffee Supply, 1316 Main St., Sarasota.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sights and Sounds at Waterside Place , July 28 – May 31, 6 to 9 p.m.

Head out to Waterside Place for a rocking evening as part of the Lakewood Ranch Sights and Sounds Program. Enjoy a live concert in partnership with Easterseals and EveryoneRocks, featuring artists who are rocking their spectrum. This event is free and open to the public; there is limited seating at the Plaza, but attendees are welcome to bring their own seats. Food and beverages will be available from numerous Waterside Place merchants. For more information on shows, dates, and times, visit lakewoodranch.com/sights-sounds/. Waterside Place, 1560 Lakefront Dr., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Collaborative Coworking Meetup at UTC , September 1 – December 27, 11am-4pm

Attention all business professionals, join us for a productive and inspiring coworking event at Panera Bread at the UTC Mall every Friday. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow professionals in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Limited spots available, so register now on Eventbrite. Panera Bread, 215 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

[SOON]  FOOD: Siesta Key Rum Distillery Tours , September 2 – September 30, Various times

Siesta Key Rum runs free year-round tours for guests to learn the story of the craft distillery, the awards they have won and the secret to how they make their rums taste so good. During our 30-45 minute tour we will discuss the following topics: history of Siesta Key Rum, an overview of the awards our small company has won, what makes our rums taste so good, the rum-making process from mashing and fermentation to distillation, barrel aging and bottling of our rums. After the tour, we welcome you to sample a freshly made Siesta Key Rum cocktail, stock up on your favorite rums and browse our gift shop. 2212 Industrial Blvd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  FOOD: Late Night Happy Hour at Geckos on Hillview Street , November 29 – May 31, 10pm-Midnight
Join your friends, after-work buddies and the team at Geckos for our new Late Night Happy Hours. Every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to Midnight, we will offer food, wine, cocktails and beer specials sure to prolong your weekend fun. Join us and ask your friendly barkeep or server about our Late Night Happy Hours. ONLY at Geckos on Hillview Street in Southside Village. GeckosGrill.com.

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