Welcome, Core Corporate Advisors and Thom Krusinski

Welcome, Core Corporate Advisors and Thom Krusinski

Thank you, Thom Krusinski and Core Corporate Advisors for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! 

Full-Service Business Brokerage
• Find, Negotiate & Close on the right business.
• Add to your product line, or increase your geographic footprint.
• Evaluate, Market, & Close Buyers when it is time to sell.
• Commercial Property – sales & leasing

Core Corporate Advisors
261 S. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, Florida 34275
440-935-0360
tkrusinski@gocorebiz.com
gocorebiz.com

Downtown tree replacement starts 12/12/23

Downtown tree replacement starts 12/12/23

Starting Tuesday, December 12, 2023 the City of Venice will begin replacement of the downtown trees lost in Hurricane Ian. The first phase of the project will replace trees in the center median of W. Venice Ave., from Harbor Dr. to U.S. 41 Business. Periodic lane closures will be necessary from Dec. 12-19 to complete tree replacement safely. See attached map

The second phase in January will replace the trees in the sidewalk planters on W. Venice Ave. and W. Miami Ave. Temporary parking spaces and sidewalk closures will be required for this work.

Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution during tree replacement and be alert for changing traffic patterns. For questions, please contact City Engineer Kathleen Weeden at kweeden@venicefl.gov or 941-441-7285 or City Arborist Jim Yelverton at jyelverton@venicefl.gov.

Information and photo provided by City of Venice.

2023 Window Winners

2023 Window Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of Venice MainStreet’s Downtown Venice Window Decorating Contest! Award themes are listed in no particular order. Thank you to all of the businesses that decorated and made our downtown sparkle this season!

Best Use of Lights
1st Place- Bodrum
2nd Place- By the Sea Esthetics

Most Creative Window
1st Place- The Island Bookshop
2nd Place- Collectors Gallery & Framery

Most Creative Use of Product
1st Place- The Boutique by the Beach
2nd Place- Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe

Most Traditionally Themed
1st Place- Engel & Völkers Venice Downtown
2nd Place- Twist Boutique

Most Elegant
1st Place- Patchington
2nd Place- Sunbug

Most Whimsical
1st Place- Eyes on You
2nd Place- Nana’s A Children’s Shop

New awards this year!

Best Message: Peace on Earth
1st Place- Nest Venice

Best Outdoor Display of Lights (on building)
1st Place- Made in Italy
2nd Place- Fossil Frenzy

New cocktail contest: Grandma Got Rum’ed Over by a Reindeer!

New cocktail contest: Grandma Got Rum’ed Over by a Reindeer!

Join us for our next cocktail contest, “Grandma Got Rum’ed Over by a Reindeer!” Venice MainStreet is excited to share this promotion with our community and support our local restaurants! 

Participating Venice MainStreet Partner Restaurants (listed below) are competing for the BEST RUM DRINK! From December 1, 2023 to January 12, 2024*, try six or more different restaurants’ Rum Cocktail and collect a coupon from each to redeem for one (1) free t-shirt. Collect four or more different restaurant coupons to vote for your favorite Rum Cocktail and get entered to win restaurant gift cards! Enjoy this fun promotion and please drink responsibly!

*DEADLINE TO ENTER YOUR COUPONS AND GET A T-SHIRT
Rum cocktails from participating locations must be purchased on or before the afternoon of January 12, 2024 in order to enter your coupons no later than 4pm on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Venice MainStreet office. Hours of operation are posted below. If a t-shirt is not available in your size, one will be ordered and made available to you at a later date. The gift card drawings will also take place at a later date and winners will be notified.

VENICE MAINSTREET LOCATION & HOURS OF OPERATION 
101 West Venice Ave. Suite 23 (on second floor)
Open: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, unless otherwise posted on the office door.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
PLEASE NOTE: The office will be closed for the holidays from December 25 to January 1. 

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:
Abby’s on Miami
– 220 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL 34285
BrewBurgers Back Porch
– 545 Tamiami Trail South
Cafe Venice
– 101 West Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
Daiquiri Deck
– 300 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
Made in Italy
– 117 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
Pop’s Sunset Grill
– 112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275
San Marco of Venice
– 305 W Venice Ave Unit B, Venice, FL 34285
Shuck-N-Ale
– 648 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
Venice Ale House– 775 U.S. 41 Bypass South Venice, FL 34285

Welcome, UNWLA Post 56!

Welcome, UNWLA Post 56!

Thank you, UNWLA Post 56, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! This Ukrainian American women’s organization is part of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America. Established in 1925, the UNWLA is the longest-running and largest Ukrainian women’s organization in the US. Its mission is to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide. The local branch for the Osprey/Venice/North Port area is #56.

To learn more about Ukrainian holiday customs and traditions, be sure not to miss the Ukrainian Christmas Festival on December 2, 2023 in Centennial Park at the gazebo from 12pm-5pm. Choral and instrumental performances will be from 1pm-3pm. Enjoy Ukrainian folk art such as embroidery, wood carving, ceramics, pottery, and Christmas ornaments. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Welcome, The Artistic Flip Flop!

Welcome, The Artistic Flip Flop!

Thank you, The Artistic Flip Flop, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! The Artistic Flip Flop is a boutique featuring art, home decor/furniture, gifts, fashion & jewelry. Monthly Classes too! Sassy + Bold – this creative space showcases a unique blend of artistic styles. From coastal to contemporary, we invite you to explore colorful art, home decor and accessories, trendy fashion and jewelry, and distinctive gifts. Our studio element will offer pet photography, business portraits, and small group classes. Embrace your own creative spirit, get inspired, and join us for some fun!

Contact:
The Artistic Flip Flop
1954 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 999-7141
info@theartisticflipflop.com
theartisticflipflop.com
Find on Facebook: facebook.com/TheArtisticFlipFlop

Welcome, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice!

Welcome, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice!

Thank you, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! The Pavilion offers the privacy and security you need, with the independence and social life that helps you thrive. Schedule a tour at Pavilion of Downtown Venice today!

About Us
At The Pavilion of Downtown Venice, we pride ourselves in the care programs we have created. Our team provides specialized services that are customized to meet your needs and wishes. We strive for you to be inspired to enjoy all life has to offer. Call or visit our community today, and let us exceed your expectations.

At our community, you will find lifestyle options of assisted living and memory care. Whichever living option is best for you, when you enter Pavilion of Downtown Venice you will leave your worries behind, by joining a community of laughter, friendship, and purpose. Reach out to learn more about our programs, schedule a tour, and discover why seniors love the vibrant lifestyle at Pavilion of Downtown Venice.

Contact:
The Pavilion of Downtown Venice
200 Nassau St N, Venice, FL 34285
941-485-2404
https://pavilionsl.com/downtownvenice/

 

Welcome, Epiphany Cathedral School!

Welcome, Epiphany Cathedral School!

Thank you, Epiphany Cathedral School, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Epiphany Cathedral School offers premier education for a life of purpose. 

Mission Statement:

Epiphany Cathedral School provides excellence in Catholic education, which nurtures a loving relationship with God and builds a caring community that serves others.

The School:
Educational specialist teachers complement the classroom teacher in the areas of: Music, Spanish, Technology, Library, Art, and Physical Education. We offer a variety of athletic, artistic and educational competitive teams.

Best instructional practices, current textbooks, latest technology, and quality teachers enable our students to score in the upper percentile of all national testing. Most of our students have gone on to higher education after completing high school.

Our school serves as a partnership with teachers, parents, families and feeder parishes in reinforcing morality, spirituality, and other important Christian values in the faith-filled teaching process. Community service is an integral part of our daily lives. We offer a number of outreach programs organized and completed by our students.

Our students can begin their journey at age three at the pre-school level and continue through middle school to grade eight.

Contact:
Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School
316 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285
Main Office: 941-488-2215
ecstigers.com

Barstool Open was a fun time for all

Barstool Open was a fun time for all

Thank you to all the golfers who came out last Saturday to participate in Venice MainStreet’s Barstool Open putt putt challenge and to the 18 businesses and organizations that hosted a putting green!

A special thank you to the Rotary volunteers from the Venice-Nokomis Rotary and Rotary Club of Venice Suncoast. Also to our Venice MainStreet volunteers who ran the registration booth, side games, score tallying, and putting green holes throughout the day. All proceeds raised during this event will directly go to support Venice MainStreet, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Best Team Score 1st Place:
Boca Birdie Babes
Winners of $500 cash with a score of 94
(after tie-breaking putt-off with Gotta Love Venice team)

Best Team Score 2nd Place:
Gotta Love Venice
Winners of Papa’s Pilar Rum with a score of 94

Best Dressed:
Mulligan Mullet Masters
$200 cash prize

Best Team Name:
Putt Holes
$100 cash prize

Venice MainStreet’s volunteers are back for the 2023-2024 season

Venice MainStreet’s volunteers are back for the 2023-2024 season

Venice MainStreet’s Downtown Ambassadors, also known as the “Downtowners,” had their Volunteer Strut last week where they visit the downtown businesses to let them know the Downtowners are back for the 2023-2024 season. Our volunteers staff the information kiosk in Centennial Park and walk the historic district’s avenues to greet visitors, give out brochures, and answer questions.

The information kiosk is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm. To learn about how you can volunteer with Venice MainStreet, please visit www.visitvenicefl.org/volunteer or call 941-484-6722.