+ Queen’s Wreath to move off St. Armands Circle
Queen’s Wreath Jewels, 382 St. Armands Circle, will be moving to the mainland in May. The new store will be located at 1310 Main St., in Sarasota. Owner Tina Little opened the St. Armands store in 2001.
+ Circle store Armel Jewelers opens new store in Osprey
Armel Jewelers, on St. Armands Circle, opened an additional store location in March, at 3976 Destination Drive, in Osprey. The store, which will serve the store’s south Sarasota clients, is located at Baystreet Village in Town Center, on the corner of Baystreet and U.S. 41.
The store’s flagship location, at 22 N. Blvd. of the Presidents, has been on the Circle for 43 years. Storeowner is Michael Melnick.
+ Key Club announces special membership offer
In conjunction with the grand opening of The Tennis Gardens facility at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, the club is offering a special, limited-time membership deal. For new tennis memberships purchased now through May 18, 20% of the initiation fee will be donated to the All-Star Children’s Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization and has raised more than $2.5 million in the last four years to fight child abuse and neglect in the community.
Tennis members will receive full access to the Tennis Garden facility, as well as access to the many of the club’s amenities.
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