This month (air date March 13, 2020) Venice MainStreet showcased three businesses in the downtown area on Suncoast View—Artisans, Eyes on You, and Laurie Jean and Company. Click here for video of Kara Morgan, CEO of Venice MainStreet with ABC7 hosts Linda Carson and Joey Panek.

Artisans specializes in fashionable and unique jewelry, artwork, and a variety of home décor and gifts, including works by local artists, that bring beauty to you and your home. The store carries Pandora jewelry, Alex and Ani jewelry, Marahlago Larimar, and Frogman Bronzes. Its extensive Pandora collection features charms, bracelets, rings, ear rings, and necklaces. And special to Venice, the store carries engraved sharks tooth charms in three separate designs. Located at 203 West Venice Avenue; 941-488-8666; Hours of operation—Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday-Saturday 10-9, and Sunday 11-6. 

Eyes on You offers an amazing selection of high-quality designer eyewear and prescription glasses for men and women to match your facial shape and personality. It prides itself on exceptional customer service, providing a customized, individually personalized approach to eyewear selection. Beyond eyewear, the boutique carries exquisitely crafted lingerie lines for women of all sizes and shapes that offer the ultimate in comfort, support, and style. And expert custom bra fittings ensure you have the support you need in all the right places. Located at 140 West Venice Avenue; 941-244-9054; Hours of operation—Monday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-2.

Laurie Jean and Company, a classical coastal boutique, specializes in all things nautical. The shop offers a wide selection of women’s apparel, jewelry, and accessories as well as nautical home décor and gifts. It also sells 4ocean bracelets, made from at least 90 percent post-consumer recycled material. For each bracelet purchased, one pound of trash is removed from the ocean and coastlines. New to the boutique is jewelry made from Venice sand. Located at 219 Miami Avenue; 941-800-4828; Hours of operation—Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5.