Welcome, Art in the Afternoon!

Welcome, Art in the Afternoon!

Thank you, Art in the Afternoon, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Are you a fan of live music, art, photography, and storytelling? Imagine putting them all together in one performance. That’s Art in the Afternoon! Started by a resident of IslandWalk of the West Villages, 2024 marks the seventh season of celebrating community talent with a series of three free programs held in January, February and March at the Community Room of the William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Library in downtown Venice. Art in the Afternoon is sponsored by IslandWalk at the West Villages and promoted by the Venice branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

Contact
Trena Kelly, Creative Director
302-344-7949
iwartintheafternoon@gmail.com

Program Venue
William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Library, Community Room
300 Nokomis Ave. S, Venice, FL 34285

Downtown sidewalk tree replacement starts 1/8/24

Downtown sidewalk tree replacement starts 1/8/24

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, the City of Venice will initiate the replacement of downtown sidewalk trees that were lost due to Hurricane Ian. The project will primarily affect the sidewalks of the 200 and 300 blocks of West Venice Avenue, mainly on the eastbound side, as well as the 200 block of Miami Avenue.

To ensure the safe completion of the tree replacements, periodic lane and parking space closures will be necessary from Jan. 8 to Feb. 16. Some parking spaces may be closed overnight.

Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution during tree replacement and be alert for changing traffic patterns and sidewalk work zones.

Information and map provided by City of Venice

Centennial Park restroom closure through 1/26/24

Centennial Park restroom closure through 1/26/24

The restrooms at Centennial Park on West Venice Avenue will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 26 as a contractor conducts much-needed repairs and enhancements to the location’s 25-year old water/wastewater utility infrastructure and amenities.

While this work is being done, there will be 10 regular and 4 ADA portable restroom units and 4 handwash stations available for the public in the parking spaces closest to the permanent restroom building at Centennial Park. Public restrooms are also available at Hecksher Park and the Venice Beach pavilion.

Your patience is appreciated as this important update is completed.

Information provided by City of Venice

Welcome, Jewish Congregation of Venice

Welcome, Jewish Congregation of Venice

Thank you, Jewish Congregation of Venice, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! The Congregation provides a social, spiritual, cultural, and religious place for Jews and interfaith families. 

Mission Statement
The Jewish Congregation of Venice (JCV) provides Venice and its surrounding communities with a welcoming, inclusive, diverse synagogue that serves as a center for communal gathering, Jewish learning, and worship. The JCV is a congregation open to all people seeking a Jewish identity.

Our congregation embraces lifelong learning, social justice, worship, and interfaith cooperation. We share mutual friendships and a commitment to improving our community and our world.

Jewish Food Festival: February 18, 2024 from 10am-3pm
For nearly 30 years, the Jewish Congregation of Venice has sponsored a Jewish Food Festival on the third Sunday in February. Join the many who come for traditional Jewish food such as corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, and home-made Jewish delicacies such as knishes, stuffed cabbage, matzo ball soup, baked goods, and so much more. More information HERE.

Contact
Jewish Congregation of Venice
600 North Auburn Road, Venice, FL 34292
941-484-2022
office@thejcv.org
jewishcongregationofvenice.org

Welcome, Union Missionary Baptist Church

Welcome, Union Missionary Baptist Church

Thank you, Union Missionary Baptist Church, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! The historic 1950s church is led by Rev. James Juan Mitchell, senior pastor and was listed on the Local Register of Historical Resources for the City of Venice in September of 2022.

For more information about its significance to the community of Venice, visit the City of Venice’s website https://www.venicegov.com/government/historical-resources/local-register-of-historical-resources. Photo credit: City of Venice

Union Missionary Baptist Church
404 Warfield Avenue North
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 480-9753

Welcome, Parise’s Mobile Coffee and Cannoli Bar

Welcome, Parise’s Mobile Coffee and Cannoli Bar

Thank you, Chef Michael Parise and Parise’s Espresso, Cannoli Bar and Fine Foods, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! Parise’s is a modern mobile bistro, serving award-winning small batch roasts, a full espresso bar, frappes, Italian Soda, and full pastry showcase. You can also enjoy Chef Parise’s original signature bistro creations, like his famous Fried Cacio e Pepe cakes, the Parise Meatball Roll, Parise’s Italian Sausage Roll, Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Preserve Cornetto, Fresh Burrata and Mortadella Cornetti, Tomato Pies and of course, the Caprese Quiche and famous Pizzagaina.

Chef Parise is always introducing new foods to the café. He is also available for small catering events and drop-off service where it’s all inclusive. Parise’s Mobile Bistro is available for private and corporate events.

Parise’s Mobile Coffee and Cannoli Bar
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-3pm
Venice Island: 200 Base Ave. E, Venice, FL 34285
Find on Facebook
parisesnow.com

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

Hecksher Park tennis court work 12/4-18

Hecksher Park tennis court work 12/4-18

Tennis courts 1, 2 and 3 at Hecksher Park, 450 W. Venice Ave. on Venice island, will be closed Monday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 18 for repair and resurfacing. These courts are the ones closest to Avenue Des Parques. Your patience is appreciated as this project is completed.

Information and image provided by the City of Venice