Welcome new Venice MainStreet Partner, Door Belle Dinners

Welcome new Venice MainStreet Partner, Door Belle Dinners

Venice MainStreet welcomes Door Belle Dinners, newly opened at 113 Tampa Avenue W in downtown Venice. Stumped on what to do for dinner tonight? How about a ready-to-eat dinner served in a beautiful, real dinner pot delivered to your door? The pot keeps meals hot for over an hour and is a better alternative to wasteful and flimsy takeout containers. You can enjoy hand-crafted dishes such as Old Fashioned Pot Roast, Granny’s Chicken Pot Pie, Seafood Paella, and more, made with local ingredients whenever possible.

Dinner pots for 2 people and family-sizes (4-5 people) are available. What happens to the dinner pot after you eat? If you order pick-up, you can return your pot to the same pick-up location (113 Tampa Ave. W) within 3 days. If you order delivery, Door Belle Dinners will retrieve your dinner pot the next day.

Door Belle Dinners is currently delivering in the Venice area but will announce other city openings very soon. You can order online, text, or call with your payment information and Door Belle Dinners will take care of the rest! Contact 941-480-1606 or stop by the kitchen (ring doorbell for entry) at 113 Tampa Ave West, Venice, FL 34285, www.doorbelledinners.com.

Artists Sunday: Shop Art This Holiday Season

Artists Sunday: Shop Art This Holiday Season

We have joined Artists Sunday, an exciting nationwide alliance encouraging consumers to shop with artists, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Artists Sunday is an art-focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving – November 29th. It follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the day before Cyber Monday, the largest shopping weekend of the year. Participation is free to artists who will receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to help generate buzz and awareness. Full details and sign up can be found at https://artistssunday.com/artists/.

Shop Historic Downtown Venice to find local art at several galleries and boutiques. For a directory listing, CLICK HERE.

Phase 3 Reopening in Florida

Phase 3 Reopening in Florida

On September 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3. According to Fredrick Piccolo Jr., Director of Communications for Governor Ron DeSantis, Executive Order 20-244 does the following:

1. Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
2. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
3. Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
   i. Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and
   ii. Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.
4. Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.

Learn more HERE. Read executive order HERE.

Thank you, Ehrhart Family Foundation

Thank you, Ehrhart Family Foundation

Recent generous funding from our Platinum Sponsor, the Ehrhart Family Foundation, will enable Venice MainStreet, Inc., a nonprofit organization, to continue our mission to preserve and enhance the historic character and economic vitality of downtown Venice. To learn more about Venice MainStreet’s 30+ year history of projects in downtown Venice, thanks to the support of sponsors such as the Ehrhart Family Foundation, click HERE

Thank you to all of our 2020 Sponsors

PLATINUM

Ehrhart Family Foundation
Freedom Boat Club
The Venice Company

GOLD
Fifth Third Bank
Gulf Coast Community Foundation

SILVER
Janis Fawn

BRONZE
SunBug and Twist Boutique
Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice

Classic Evenings on the Avenues, October 8 and 22

Classic Evenings on the Avenues, October 8 and 22

Grab a mask and join the fun in historic downtown Venice on Thursday, October 22nd from 5-7pm to enjoy a classic evening on the avenues. Hosted by Venice MainStreet and its business partners, several stores will remain open for abundant shopping and restaurants for dining, while you take a stroll and listen to music and view classic cars.

This shopping promotion is in celebration of small local businesses and their contribution to the community during the global crisis. Come down and show your support for their efforts by shopping for the holidays, buying gift cards, and dining al fresco. Enjoy a little bit of the good old days in Venice with talented musicians’ tunes floating through the air. 

The Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region chapter is showing their support for the downtown businesses by having their “Classin’ up the Joint” meet-up and parking classic cars throughout the avenues. Grab your cameras and phones and get some great pictures of beautiful cars in the most picturesque setting.

Classic Evenings on the Avenues is free and open to the public. Masks are required downtown (for specific mask ordinance info CLICK HERE). Please respect social distancing and don’t forget to wash your hands. For more information contact Venice MainStreet at 941-484-6722.

OCTOBER 22nd LIVE MUSIC ON THE AVENUES

Miami Avenue West:
Chris Smith at Down Island Way Boutique, 225 Miami Ave W.
Rick Chapman at Merchants of Venice Building, 200 Miami Ave. West (Art Escape Gallery and Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe)

West Venice Avenue:
Bain Beakley
at Daquiri Deck, 300 W Venice Ave.
Dana Lawrence
at Coldwell Banker Realty, 331 W Venice Ave.
Forrest Shafer
at Luxurious Interiors, 205 W Venice Ave.
George Byrne
at Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.
George DeJong
at Gulf Shores Realty, 351 W. Venice Ave.
Greg Coolidge
at Venice Island Gallery, 100-A W Venice Ave.
Sam Domicola at Cafe Venice, 101 W Venice Ave.
Skylark
at Made in Italy, 117 W Venice Ave.
Swinging Bridge at Venice Avenue Creamery,  249 W Venice Ave.
Ken McBride Himself at TJ Carney’s, 231 W Venice Ave.

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS FROM 5-7PM AT VENICE MAINSTREET PARTNERS:
Art Escape Gallery
206 Miami Ave. W
941-303-6692

Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W Venice Ave. #3
941-451-8365

Captain’s Landing
243 W Venice Ave.
941-485-2329

Crate & Marrow
235 Miami Ave. W
941-218-6770

Dana Tyler
233 W Venice Ave.
941-321-5845

Deborah’s Quilt Basket
337 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6866

Door Belle Dinners
113 Tampa Ave. West
941-480-1606

Down Island Way Boutique
225 Miami Ave. W #2
941-451-9668

DP Fitness and Wellness
210 Miami Ave. W
813-731-8767

Florida Olive Oil Company
307 W Venice Ave.
941-483-1865

Gulf Shores Realty
**New location!**
351 W. Venice Ave.
Lueanne Wood: 941-483-1663

Island Gift Nook
227 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6161

Island Life Hammock Co.
329 W Venice Ave.
941-488-8727

Krystyna’s Designs
120 W Venice Ave.
941-488-7400

Laurie Jean & Co.
317B W. Venice Ave.
941-800-4828

Lisa’s Classic Rose
303B W Venice Ave.
941-488-7788

Luxurious Interiors
205 W Venice Ave.
941-485-0319

Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
208 Miami Ave. W
941-525-8041

Nana’s A Children’s Shop
223 W Venice Ave.
941-488-4108

Patchington
136 W Venice Ave # 138
941-488-4128

Rose & Leo
310 W Venice Ave.
941-220-9415

Smoky Mountain Handmade Candles
305A W Venice Ave.
941-475-3037

southeast salt
213B W Venice Ave.
941-882-4096

SunBug
141 W Venice Ave.
941-485-7946

Tangi & Jess
310 W Venice Ave.
941-220-9415

The Boutique By the Beach
237 W Venice Ave.
941-488-3830

The Wild Thang Boutique
201 Miami Ave. West
575- 313-2582

Things I Like
307 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6266

Twist Boutique
137 W Venice Ave.
941-786-1025

Venice In Vogue
310 W Venice Ave. #102
716-410-5363

Venice Island Gallery
100A W. Venice Ave.
941-441-8797

Venice Olive Oil Company
101 W Venice Ave. #5
941-483-4200

VENICE MAINSTREET PARTNER RESTAURANTS & EATERIES IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT:
Abby’s on Miami
220 W. Miami Ave.
941-484-5187
www.abbysonmiami.com

Bodrum Restaurant
225 Miami Avenue West, Suite 5
(941) 412-0090
bodrumfl.com

Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W Venice Ave. #3
941-451-8365
https://www.facebook.com/bonnellsboutique/

Burgundy Square Café
227 W. Miami Ave.
941-451-8261
www.burgundysquarecafe.net

Café Longet
239 Miami Avenue W
941-244-2643
www.cafelonget.com

Café Venice
116 W. Venice Ave.
941-484-1855
cafevenicerestauranrandbar.com

Cassariano
313 West Venice Avenue
941-786-1000
cassariano.com

Ciao Gelato
317A W. Venice Ave.
941-445-5840
www.facebook.com/gelatociao

Door Belle Dinners
113 W. Tampa Ave.
941-480-1606

Daiquiri Deck
300 W Venice Ave.
941- 488-0649
daiqirideck.com

Kilwins Chocolates of Venice
207 W. Venice Ave.
941-485-5900
www.kilwins.com

Made in Italy
117 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-8282
www.madeinitaly-venice.com

Ristorante San Marco
305 B W Venice Ave
www.sanmarcovenice.com

The Soda Fountain & Vinnie’s Pizzeria
349 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-7600
www.sodafountainofvenice.com

T.J. Carney’s
231 W Venice Ave.
(941) 480-9244
tjcarneys.com

Trattoria da Mino
335 W. Venice Ave.
866-863-6633
www.trattoriadamino.com

Venice Avenue Creamery
249 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-0332
www.facebook.com/veniceavenuecreamery

Venice Wine & Coffee Company
201 W. Venice Ave.
941-484-3667
www.venicewineandcoffeecompany.com

The Zebra Lounge
217 Miami Ave. W.
941-445-5236
thezebraloungefl.com

OCTOBER 8th
LIVE MUSIC ON THE AVENUES
Bain Beakley at Daquiri Deck, 300 W Venice Ave.
Dana from Kettle of Fish at the Burgundy Square Building breezeway, 225-227 Miami Ave. West
David Dewitt Duo
at Merchants of Venice Building, 200 Miami Ave. West (Art Escape Gallery and Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe)
George Byrne at Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.
Forrest Shafer at Made in Italy, 117 W Venice Ave.
Joe Mullen and Joey Longhorn at Cafe Venice, 101 W Venice Ave.
Phoenix Rising at TJ Carney’s, 231 W Venice Ave.
Swinging Bridge Bluegrass Band at Venice Avenue Creamery, 249 West Venice Ave.

Positivity Walls Installed Downtown and Around Town

Positivity Walls Installed Downtown and Around Town

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of five positivity walls throughout the Venice area. The Chamber in partnership with the City of Venice, Sarasota County, J2 Solutions, Home Depot of Venice, Office Depot of Venice, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice Print Center, Venice Art Center and Venice MainStreet are constructing these walls to spread positivity throughout our community. Residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to write and share their own message of positivity on the walls.

Watch Fox13 News video HERE.

Kathy Lehner, President and CEO of the chamber states “It’s something I saw another chamber doing, and with everything going on in 2020, we thought it would be a great idea for people to share positive quotes, thoughts and messages.”

The chamber is asking the community at large to contribute to the community positivity walls. Residents and visitors alike are invited to leave a positive message, a wish, or words of encouragement to share with the community. To participate, complimentary supplies can be found attached to each wall. Each wall will have a box of tags, markers and zip ties. People will write their message on a tag, use a zip tie from the box to attach the message to the wall, and return the marker to the box.

There will be five walls located throughout the community:

Centennial Park
200 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice FL 34285

Sky Family YMCA
701 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34285

Laurel Civic Center
509 Collins Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275

Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
4141 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice FL 34293

The first phase of the project will be a little less than three months. All five of the walls are going up on Monday September 21 and will stay up till mid-December. The second phase of the project will begin when all the tags are sent to the Venice Art Center. It will culminate with a public art project representing artistic interpretation of the messaging. 

For more information contact the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce at (941) 488-2236 or mcharland@venicechamber.com

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner Heartis Venice: A Full-Service Senior Living Community

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner Heartis Venice: A Full-Service Senior Living Community

Welcome new Venice MainStreet Partner, Heartis Venice! Located along beautiful Roberts Bay, Heartis Venice offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options. Their rental apartments come in a range of floor plans with many featuring waterfront views, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and in-suite laundry. Heartis offers countless amenities catering to your interests, your well-being, and your personal goals, including a swimming pool, fitness center, salon/spa, barbershop, and walking paths along with an art studio, theater, game room and business center. Through their innovative program Elevate, they transform dining into a culinary celebration. Exhibition cooking, immersive dining, and resident-inspired menus bring community members together to enjoy each other’s company and a healthy, made-from-scratch meal in their restaurant-style dining areas.

To arrange a tour of the community, call 941-499-1800. The business office is located at 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 111. Heartis Venice is located at 1020 North Tamiami Trail. Visit them on the web at heartis.com. Opening in 2020!

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner Car Chemistry Auto Body and Painting: Delivering Quality Collision Repair

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner Car Chemistry Auto Body and Painting: Delivering Quality Collision Repair

Welcome new Venice MainStreet Business Partner! Car Chemistry—a locally owned and operated, family-run business in Venice since 1997—is well equipped to handle all your auto body repair needs. Whether you need towing, dent repair, frame straightening, or paint matching, their trained and certified staff will get the job done right—the first time. Car Chemistry prides itself in delivering high quality workmanship and materials, ensuring customers understand the repair process, listening to customers’ needs, and providing exceptional solutions with honest, accurate estimates. Car Chemistry repairs all makes and models and works with all insurance companies. Car Chemistry Auto Body and Painting is located at 405 East Venice Avenue; 941-485-2174; Hours—Monday-Friday 8-5. Visit them on the web at carchemistry.net.

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner: Your Paradise Team at Paradise Realty of Venice

New Venice MainStreet Business Partner: Your Paradise Team at Paradise Realty of Venice

Realtor Erica Downs has a background as a CPA and Professional Photographer, which makes her uniquely qualified to be of service to Buyers and Sellers. Paradise Realty of Venice has been helping people find their piece of paradise for more than 40 years. It offers many services including real estate property sales, seasonal and annual rentals, and property management. Whether buying or selling, Your Paradise Team is ready to meet your needs.

Contact Erica today at Your Paradise Team! Paradise Realty of Venice is located at 101 San Marco Drive; 941-544-4754; Hours—Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. Visit them on the web at yourparadiseteam.com.