Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, Luxe Realty

Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, Luxe Realty

Luxe Realty is the first 100% commission, full service brokerage on Venice Island specializing in buying, selling, and managing all properties in Southwest Florida. Founded in Venice, Florida, it focuses on providing an extraordinary customer experience. They maintain a culture that inspires collaboration by utilizing innovative technology with a proven marketing approach to social media. Their clients come from many places in the US and from abroad.

The Venice and Sarasota markets offer so many choices for families, retirees, relocation, couples, and singles. Whether it’s a condo in downtown Sarasota or a beachfront home on Casey Key, they will assist you narrow your search and find or sell your home, condo, property or rental. They serve, but are not limited to, the areas of Venice, Sarasota, Osprey, North Port, Englewood and the surrounding Gulf Coast. Luxe Realty is committed to the highest standards while helping its customers navigate a successful path to their real estate goals.

Contact Luxe Realty at 230 Tamiami Trail S. Suite 1, Venice, Florida 34285; Info@LuxeRealtyNow.com; 941-621-3078; http://www.luxerealtynow.com/.

Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, The Gourmet Gardeners

Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, The Gourmet Gardeners

The Gourmet Gardeners is an edible garden company helping South Florida grow nutritionally dense vegetables, fruits, and herbs year-round. Ian Wolinsky is an expert in Sustainable Agriculture, specializing in Urban farming. 

Farmer Ian has been a leader in the sustainable urban farming movement throughout Broward, Florida. As a Master Gardener and the Coordinator of the Broward Education Foundations’ Garden Delights program over the past 5 years, he has assisted with the gardens at nearly 100 county schools, community gardens and homes. 

No matter your preferred growing method, their team of professionals will guide you and help you better understand what will work best for your growing needs.

Services
All growing beds are made from natural woods and handcrafted in their workshop. Call or email to set up a garden design consultation at your home, school or community. 
– Raised bed gardens
– Grow bag gardens
– Hydroponic gardens
– Aquaponic gardens
– Private chef services: Enjoy home-cooked, farm to table, restaurant quality meals in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Contact The Gourmet Gardeners at iiwgourmetgardener@gmail.com, 786-587-0665, http://www.thegourmetgardeners.org/

Chocolate Walk Downtown, Nov 19, 5-8PM

Chocolate Walk Downtown, Nov 19, 5-8PM

Grab a mask and join the fun in historic downtown Venice on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the first ever Chocolate Walk! Chocolate bliss awaits you at more than 25 locations. Hosted by Venice MainStreet, its business partners, stores and restaurants invite you to participate in a chocolate themed evening. Tour the downtown for mouth-watering chocolate treats, drinks, chocolate themed items, ice cream and more!

Come down and show your support for local businesses by shopping for the holidays, buying gift cards, and dining al fresco. Just some of the fun and tasty adventures to be found on Miami Avenue include Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe for chocolate tea. Help us welcome our new MainStreet partner Tri-Healthy on Tampa Ave. for some CBD chocolate, on Venice Ave. Café Venice will have its famous chocolate Oreo martini for $10, and The Boutique by the Beach will help you indulge with a chocolate fountain. Enjoy a safe and festive evening with friends and family in downtown Venice.

The Chocolate Walk will take place on Tampa, Venice and Miami Avenues downtown. It is free and open to the public. Please respect social distancing and don’t forget to wash your hands.

LIVE MUSIC
Ciao Gelato- George Byrne
TJ Carney’s-
Ken McBride
Venice Olive Oil Company-
The Beat Goes On (percussion ensemble)

Participating Venice MainStreet Partners include:
MIAMI AVENUE WEST:
Art Escape Gallery
206 Miami Ave.

Crate & Marrow
235 W. Miami Ave.

Down Island Way Boutique
225 W. Miami Ave. #2

DP Fitness and Wellness
210 W. Miami Ave.

Gulf Soles
209 W. Miami Ave.

Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
208 W. Miami Ave.

The Wild Thang Boutique
201 W. Miami Ave.

TAMPA AVENUE:
Tri-Healthy CBD
248 Tampa Ave. W (Historic San Marco/KMI building)

WEST VENICE AVENUE:
Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W. Venice Ave. #3

Cafe Venice- live music with George DeJong
101 W. Venice Ave. #2

Ciao Gelato- live music with George Byrne
317A W. Venice Ave.

Coldwell Banker Realty
331 W. Venice Ave.

Daiquiri Deck
300 W. Venice Ave.

DanaTyler
233 W. Venice Ave.

Eyes on You
140 W. Venice Ave.

Florida Olive Oil Company
307 W. Venice Ave.

Gulf Shores Realty
351 W. Venice Ave.

Island Gift Nook
227 W. Venice Ave.

Luxurious Interiors
205 W Venice Ave.

Made In Italy
117 W. Venice Ave.

Nana’s A Children’s Shop
223 W. Venice Ave.

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
215 West Venice Ave.

Rose & Leo
310 W. Venice Ave.

Shirt Stop
247 W. Venice Ave.

SunBug
141 W. Venice Ave.

Tangi & Jess
310 W. Venice Ave.

The Boutique by the Beach
237 W. Venice Ave.

Things I Like
307 W. Venice Ave.

TJ Carney’s- live music with Ken McBride
231 W Venice Ave

Twist Boutique
137 W. Venice Ave.

Venice Avenue Creamery
249 W. Venice Ave.

Venice in Vogue
310 W. Veince Ave. #102

Venice Olive Oil Company- live music with The Beat Goes On
101 W. Venice Ave. #5

Venice Wine & Coffee Company
201 W Venice Ave.

Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, Tarpon Shores Dental

Welcome New Venice MainStreet Partner, Tarpon Shores Dental

Tarpon Shores Dental’s number one goal is to build long-term relationships with its patients so they always know they can trust Tarpon Shores Dental to take care of their smiles. They go the extra mile to ensure your visits are always well-organized, comfortable, and fulfilling no matter what brings you in. Nearly 70% of their new patients come from referrals. If you live in Venice, you can experience the very best that modern-day dentistry has to offer right here at home.

Dr. R. Scott Thompson
Dr. R. Scott Thompson starts every patient relationship the same way: by taking time to find out what a patient wants for themselves. Only after getting to know you as a person and determining your long-term oral health goals will he formulate your customized treatment plan. By spending that little bit of extra time with his patients that most other dentists simply can’t be bothered to, he’s able to provide an even higher level of care and keep a patient cool and relaxed the entire time. With Dr. Thompson, you’re always in the driver’s seat– he’ll just help you get where you want to go.

Contact Tarpon Shores Dental at 1314 E Venice Ave, Suite F, Venice, Florida 34285; 941-306-3426; info@tarponshoresdental.com; https://tarponshoresdental.com/.

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

Artists Sunday is the nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists.

Consumers are encouraged to shop with artists and purchase creative, handcrafted gifts for the holidays. Artists Sunday follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, prior to Cyber Monday. Supporters include individual artists, economic development agencies and non-profit organizations across the country. To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit http://ArtistsSunday.com/.

SHOP ART IN DOWNTOWN VENICE ON NOVEMBER 29

Art Escape Gallery-
Meet artists and watch live demonstrations including jewelry design, live model sketching and pastel painting at 206 Miami Ave W from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information about Art Escape Gallery visit www.artescapegallery.net.

Mary Erickson Art Studio– Artist Mary Erickson will host an Open Patio and Studio Tour, at 216 Palermo Place from Noon to 5 p.m.
New paintings from France, Maine and Florida will be on display outside on the patio, which leads into the studio. Guests can enter through the patio gates from Riviera Street. Assorted Dove chocolates and Champagne will offered. Masks, and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. For more information about Mary visit www.maryericksonart.com.

Venice Art Center– From from 12-4pm, shop the stunning selection of original paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, and other unique and artisan items made by our talented members. Purchase fine art in the galleries featuring local artists and the solo exhibit of Jarrett Sekosky. A piece of art can adorn your body or enhance your home and spark an intriguing conversation. You will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable these one-of-a-kind masterpieces are. Patronizing our gallery is a great way to support and encourage local artists and support the arts community. Located at 390 Nokomis Avenue S., Venice, FL 34285  www.veniceartcenter.com

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.

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