Welcome, Certified HomeWatch!

Welcome, Certified HomeWatch!

Thank you, Certified HomeWatch, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! Professionally trained, tested, certified, insured, and bonded, Certified HomeWatch serves Venice, Nokomis, Osprey and Englewood. Services are available on a three-visits-per-month or weekly basis to meet most insurance company requirements. As a result, home-watch services are a huge benefit for you as a homeowner to ensure you get the best homeowners insurance coverage for your home.

Short or long term, Certified HomeWatch can provide the peace of mind knowing your home is being properly looked after in your absence by providing a comprehensive visual review of your home and property looking for obvious issues and early signs of damage. They report back to you promptly with photos and help you fix any problems that may occur.

SERVICES
Home watch services
Vendor key-in services
Custom concierge services

CONTACT
(941) 237-0544 
https://certifiedhomewatch.com/contact/

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

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

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