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Sarasota streets, businesses to shut down for Veterans Day festivities

Streets affected by the Veterans Day Parade include Main Street, Osprey Avenue and First Street.
by: Brynn Mechem Staff Writer

A parade honoring veterans will soon make its way through Sarasota streets, which means those traveling to work in downtown Sarasota may have to find an alternate route. 

In conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, the City of Sarasota will host its annual Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11. 

The parade will start at 10 a.m., and in preparation, several roads will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additionally, vehicle tow away zones will be marked. 

Street closures include:

  • Main Street from U.S. 301 to Mira Mar Court
  • Main Street from Mira Mar Court to U.S. 41
  • Osprey Avenue from Fruitville Road to Ringling Boulevard
  • Pineapple Avenue closed from State Street to First Street
  • Links Avenue from Fruitville Road to Ringling Boulevard
  • First Street  from Pineapple Avenue to Central Avenue
  • Central Avenue from Main Street to First Street

Vehicles not removed by the posted time will be towed at the owner’s expense.  For information on towed vehicles, residents can contact Upman’s Towing at 941-365-7084.

Additionally, all Sarasota County government offices such as the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, libraries and recreation centers will be closed. 

Sarasota County Area Transit bus service and the Siesta Key Breeze will operate on a regular schedule. Additionally, garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will remain the same. 

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