September 30, 2018

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Discover [the new] Downtown

It is impossible to not notice the construction boom in and around downtown Sarasota lately, whether it’s hearing the beep-beep-beeping of backing up construction vehicles or watching the cranes lift support beams into place, new buildings are going up everywhere. The downtown area is playing catch-up on demand in several areas.  If you're wondering what all this new construction is, take a look at my blog on all the downtown construction here, and my recent feature on The Pearl, Golden Gate Point's newest luxury development.

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Goodbye to a Downtown Great

After a decade at 1377 Main St. in Downtown Sarasota, MoZaic will be closing its doors tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 29 at 10pm. In a message to its patrons, the celebrated restaurant cited the slow summer season, particularly bad this past summer, as the reason it will close after 10 years. The restaurant has been celebrated for its wonderful, artful, and creative food under the Head Chef since 2008. Reservations are strongly encouraged for these last couple days. We will miss you, MoZaic!

MoZaic | 1377 Main St | 941.951.6272 |

A piece from  Balancing the Abstract

A piece from Balancing the Abstract

Experience the Arts

In our wonderful town, there are a lot of ways to experience the arts! Here are some fun events happening this month:

Ringling Underground. Thursday, October 4th at 8:00pm
First Thursdays of the month are Ringling Underground at The Ringling. Free with museum admission or $15 just for this event, attendees will enjoy live music and art in the scenic courtyard of the museum. A perk of the October event? Volunteers will be available all night to register voters for the upcoming election.

The Ringling | 5401 Bay Shore Rd | 941.359.5700 |

Palm Avenue Art WalkFriday, October 5th at 6:00pm 
This October, enjoy "An Evening of Classics" on Palm Avenue. This art walk celebrates and visits galleries and shoppes as well as local restaurants. Art Uptown is opening "Balancing the Abstract" at their gallery starting tomorrow, but you can enjoy a reception for this exhibit, showcasing jewelry designs by Lisa Flam Corin and paintings by Jill Krasner, during the Palm Avenue Art Walk on the 5th.

Art Uptown | 1367 Main St | 941.955.5409 | 

Towles Court Art WalkFriday, October 18th at 5:00pm  
The Towles Court Artist Colony's Third Friday Art Walk is finally back after its summer hiatus. Meet artists and enjoy live music every third Friday from October to May from 5-9pm.

Towles Court Artist Colony | 1938 Adams Ln | 941.266.7318 |

Real Estate Rates

“The era of super-low mortgage rates is over and consumers will face higher interest rates over the next two years,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, in yesterday's Realtor Magazine's Daily News. The Federal Reserve voted to raise its bench interest rate this month, which will likely result in increasing mortgage loan rates as well.  According to Yun, however, this isn't necessarily a bad thing: "These interest rate increases are occurring for good reason: an improving economy. Therefore, home sales should hold steady as the opposing forces of higher rates and more jobs neutralize each other.

You can read the full article here.