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- I applaud the three commissioners who upheld our vision as it is set forth in the comprehensive city plan. I was at every meeting and heard wonderful expert testimony about the impact a big box store would have on the modest, quiet, Longtime neighborhoodand I was very impressed.
The most interesting testimony was giving by the two owners of local shopping centers. the owner of the proposed Walmart and the owner of the Goldtree Plaza. The absentee California Owner of the "Eyesore" old Publix said he has done everything possible to fill his mall and do the right thing for the surrounding community but nothing seems to work. The owner of the Goldtree Plaza had a very different story. He told of fixing his mall up and lowering rents. Now he has full and thriving shopping center so much so that he is sharing the business with his son and can leave his local legacy to the next generation.
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.