Welcome New MainStreet Business Partner, The Boutique by the Beach

Welcome New MainStreet Business Partner, The Boutique by the Beach

The Boutique by the Beach: Carrying Something for Everyone

The Boutique by the Beach offers an array of beautiful coastal interior items from wall art to glasswork to pottery to mermaid-themed products, many created by local artists. The shop carries beautiful clothing designs for Florida life as well as unique jewelry and accessories. The owners also make handmade tables, clocks, bath products, and nautical charts, framed in over 100 year-old barnwood. Most recently, the shop added face masks to its stylish fashions. The Boutique by the Beach is located at 237 West Venice Avenue; 941-488-3830; Hours of operation—Monday-Thursday 10-6; Friday-Saturday 10-8.

Experience the Magic of Miami Avenue

Experience the Magic of Miami Avenue

Looking for a place to explore with lots to see? Take a stroll down charming Miami Avenue West. Just a block away from West Venice Avenue, this beautiful, historic downtown street is full of unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more. Hanging flower baskets and pots bring a splash of color, so grab a seat on one of the many park benches and take in the scenery.

In addition to shops and cafes, the professional services and diversity of businesses in this part of the historic district make Miami Avenue an important part of downtown. From medical, dental and optometry offices to tailors and co-working business space for lease, there’s much to discover.

The are plenty of free, on-street parking spaces, as well as parking lots. Head toward the iconic street clock tower for the largest parking area. Start your exploration of the avenue from charming Fountain Park, next to the 1920s Burgundy Square building at Nokomis and Miami avenues. Then head west all the way down to Harbor Drive; be sure to pass by the historic First Baptist Church, established in the 1930s.

There are several 1920s buildings on Miami Ave. Take a virtual (or in-person) historic walking tour at visitvenicefl.org/historic-walking-tour/ to learn more about our beautiful city. Don’t miss Miami Avenue East for its professional services and the island’s only hardware store. For an interactive map of downtown Venice CLICK HERE and for a directory of Venice MainStreet Partners, including those on Miami Avenue, CLICK HERE.

New MainStreet Business Partner Sun Events: Delivering a Great Show. Every Time.

New MainStreet Business Partner Sun Events: Delivering a Great Show. Every Time.

Welcome new MainStreet Business Partner Sun Events! Sun Events, the events and entertainment division of D-R Media and Investments LLC, headquartered in Venice, Florida, has a passion for bringing fun, quality entertainment to communities across the state. The small, family-owned events company promotes concerts with local and award-winning national artists and strives to provide the highest quality entertainment by offering diverse genres of music, talented artists, and various indoor venues. Contact Sun Events at 941-207-1038. 

New MainStreet Business Partner Sabal Palm Bank: Your Home Town Bank

New MainStreet Business Partner Sabal Palm Bank: Your Home Town Bank

Sabal Palm Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank, focuses on meeting the needs of the businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs in the communities they serve. From traditional banking to banking on the go, they have the products and services to meet the different ways people and businesses perform their daily banking. They also have expanded their services and products to meet the specific needs of the community, offering self-directed IRAs, community association services, and a life and long term care division. They work side by side with local business owners and not-for-profits to help them achieve their financial goals. And to help make the dream of home ownership possible, they have created numerous home loan products to meet the varying needs of individuals and families throughout the region. Sabal Palm Bank is located at 735 East Venice Avenue; 941-484-9191; SabalPalmBank.com; Hours of operation—Monday-Friday 9-4, Closed on weekends.

2019 Holiday Window Decorating Winners

2019 Holiday Window Decorating Winners

Downtown Venice is all aglow with holiday lights and festive décor. Be sure to check out the winners of the storefront decorating contest awarded by members of Venice MainStreet’s Board of Directors and the Design Committee. Thank you to all the merchants who participated in bringing holiday cheer to downtown Venice and congratulations to the 2019 winners!

Most Creative:
1st Place- Luxurious Interiors
2nd Place- Art Escape Gallery

Most Elegant:
1st Place- Heitel Jewelers
2nd Place- St. Marco Boutique

Most Traditional:
1st Place- Croissant & Co.
2nd Place- Ristorante San Marco

Most Creative Use of Merchandise:
1st Place- Island Gift Nook
2nd Place- Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe

Most Whimsical:
1st Place- Tangi & Jess
2nd Place- Sirene Coastal Interiors

Best Use of Lights:
1st Place- Sunbug
2nd Place- Old Venice Pub

VENICE MAINSTREET INSTALLS MURAL AT SRQ AIRPORT

VENICE MAINSTREET INSTALLS MURAL AT SRQ AIRPORT

Venice MainStreet, Inc. is a community and volunteer driven 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to the mission of promoting economic vitality, historic preservation and beautification, and enhancement of the character of our Historic Downtown Venice community.

In support of that mission, Venice MainStreet, along with the help of supporting grants from Visit Florida, the Ehrhart Family Foundation and our advertising partners, has installed a mural entitled “Venice Is” at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) sharing all the various amenities Venice has to offer visitors and the community.

At the dimension of seven (7) feet in height and eighty-five (85) feet in length, the “Venice Is” mural is displayed prominently in the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Baggage Claim area, number 2.

Sarasota International Airport reports serving more than 1.3 Million air travelers yearly. Enticing those travelers to visit our historic downtown Venice will have great economic impact on the community at large. Venice MainStreet is proud to have the opportunity to present “Venice Is” to such a diverse and enthusiastic group of regional travelers.