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May 13

Development near North Trail's Ringling College teases hope for growth

Posted by in Ringling College , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

North Trail supporters don’t want to become like Lakewood Ranch, but they do want more growth along an entrance to Sarasota.

If you can judge a neighborhood by its coffee shops, then the North Tamiami Trail looks good to go near the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Read full article published May 13, 2019, by Sarasota Herald Tribune here ....

Sep 08

North Trail's USF Sarasota-Manatee Remembers September 11th

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , North Tamiami Trail

USF Sarasota-Manatee remembers Sept. 11


SARASOTA, Fla. (Sept. 07, 2018) – USF Sarasota-Manatee will hold two 9/11 remembrance events at the campus. Both are free and open to the public.

Sep 07

Sarasota City Commission approves The Bay project

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota Bayfront , North Tamiami Trail

The concept would turn the largely concrete-paved bayfront into a lush green oasis.

SARASOTA — The City Commission on Thursday rubber-stamped the highly anticipated mega-million dollar redevelopment concept that would turn the city’s largely concrete-paved bayfront into a lush green oasis with ample open space, clear views of the horizon and a new performing arts center free of towering residential or obtrusive commercial development.

Read full article published September 6th by the Sarasota Herald Tribune here .....

Mar 19

North Trail's "The Reserve" Now Offering Wine!

Posted by ntadmin in The Reserve , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

Coffee and Book Shop Adds Wine to Retail Offerings

The Reserve now offers curated varieties of red and white wine.

By Staff  3/16/2018 at 2:10pm


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Mar 15

North Trail's Bayou Oaks Neighborhood Featured

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail , Bayou Oaks

The Next Hot Neighborhoods

Five under-the-radar places that are ready to rise.

By Robert Plunket  3/1/2018 at 10:08am  Published in the March 2018 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Bayou Oaks

Every town needs a neighborhood like Bayou Oaks. It’s artsy, cheap, diverse and eccentric. The demographic is working class, but it’s also full of professors, artists and college students sharing rented homes. And it’s immensely helped by its namesake trees. Many of the streets have a canopy of towering oaks, giving them an Old Florida look as authentic as any place in town.

One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Bayou Oaks didn’t even have a name until 20 years ago. It was just that somewhat scruffy part of town that ran from Ringling College up to the dog track. On paper it didn’t look so good. Income and housing were below average; crime was above. Many fastidious homebuyers would take one look and dismiss it.

Jan 04

Next Meeting of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Tamiami Trail

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

 Thursday:   January 11, 2018 12:00 pm

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Nov 24

North Trail Gains New Restaurants and Shops

Posted by in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

By Jimmy Geurts 

Nov 08

Is Sarasota's North Trail on the Brink of a Makeover?

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

Is Sarasota’s North Trail on the Brink of a Makeover?

Highway improvements, new businesses and multimillion-dollar projects may finally revitalize North Tamiami Trail.

By Susan Burns  11/2/2017 at 2:18pm  Published in the November-December 2017 issue of 941CEO

Jun 30

Benderson Plans North Trail Starbucks

Posted by ntadmin in Starbucks , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail , Benderson

Benderson Development filed plans with the city earlier this month for a Starbucks at 2455 North Tamiami Trail, giving a jolt to an area where business owners and residents are clamoring for redevelopment.

On June 6, Benderson filed an application for a traffic study for the proposed business. A building permit application filed with the city in May lists the project as a Starbucks. The documents say the coffee shop would be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with 60 seats and up to seven employees working at any one time.

The property, just south of Dr. Martin Luther King Way on the North Trail, is .56 acres. The plans call for two access points, one along U.S. 41 and one on 25th Street. The proposed building is 2,200 square feet. The business will have 28 parking spaces and a drive-thru lane.

Jun 20

North Trail's Own SPD Receives Award

Posted by ntadmin in SPD , Sgt Armstrong , North Tamiami Trail

June 19, 2017, Sergeant Robert Armstrong received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan.  Sgt. Armstrong was chosen for his leadership, dedication and hard work with the Sarasota Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and prostitution diversion program, Turn Your Life Around (TYLA) from September 2015 until March 2017.

Sergeant Armstrong traveled throughout the state of Florida to train other police departments and non-profit organizations specializing in human trafficking in TYLA.  He worked to partner with Selah Freedom to provide four-hour training to all new Sarasota Police officers.  Sgt. Armstrong reached out to every hotel in the City of Sarasota with education material on how to recognize human trafficking and the role the service industry plays.

In 2015, Sgt. Armstrong also received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan for his actions and leadership during the investigation of two high profile cases: SRQ Cartel I & SRQ Cartel II.

“Sergeant Armstrong’s dedication to the problem of human trafficking illustrates his exception achievement to the cause of human rights,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino.  “The Sarasota Police Department is dedicated to training our officers, the community and service provides along with our TYLA partners in changing the perception of prostitution from being considering the ‘World’s Oldest Profession’ to the ‘World’s Oldest Abuse Story,” said Chief DiPino.