More Main Street merchants on the move--in and out
In about seven months, in the area of 1560 Main Street, look for Sarasota's first 24-hour Taco Bus
restaurant and the new Evie's
boasting a bowling alley.
>Update, 10.1: Alex and Ani, a retailer that sells bracelets, necklaces and accessories opened recently at 1461 Main Street.
>Update 9.30: The "open" sign is up at Fugates, 1476 Main Street (former Kokonuts space). You may have visted one of their shops in Boca Grande or Venice. The store sells island-inspired clothes, gifts and home accessories.
>Update, 9.26: Mozzarella Fella in the 1600 block of Main Street is expanding its hours and menu. Beginning October 15th, it will stay open Wednesday through Saturday until 9 pm.
>Update, 9.20: Flavio's Brick Oven Pizza and Bar, a Siesta Key Village favorite, will open a sister restaurant in several weeks near Osprey on Main Street (in the old Divino's space). It will be part Italian, part steak house, the staff noted.
>Update, 9.20: Melanie Ann Denicourt, the owner of Couqillage — French for “seashell”--says she is packing up her high-end, home decor shop near Main and Lemon Streets and moving to space on Pineapple, near McAnsh. She's changing the store name to Indigo West as well. She is one of the few retailers moving because too many people come in to her store, especially on market day and in season.
>Update, 9.6: The Famous Tavern opened on Main Street. The owner operator will share his vision with you as you enjoy wine or beer and salads or sammies. Music from the 1970s and 80s will take you back.
For more news on what is coming and going downtown, check out previous stories noted here; scroll to the bottom of the box and click on View Archives. To learn more about the evolving retail and business community in Sarasota, and especially about the Mall at University Town Center slated to open in mid October, follow
Assistant Projects Editor/Business Reporter Justine Griffin at the Herald-Tribune Media Group.