ONE LINERS Manatee/Sarasota
Quick news from Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
► Neal Signature Homes sold out its sites at The Inlets, a waterfront luxury community in Bradenton.
► Sean Williams joined Carlson Studio Architecture as principal in charge of the Sarasota office.
► Bank of Tampa opened a downtown Sarasota office at 1858 Ringling Blvd., the bank’s first branch in Sarasota County.
► Winnebago Industries acquired Sarasota-based boat builder Chris-Craft from Stellican Limited.
► Brad Johnson, previously deputy city manager in Lakeland, is now assistant county administrator for Sarasota County.
► James and Misdee Miller closed on the purchase of the 158-acre Sarasota Polo Club from Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.
► GreenPointe Communities started construction on infrastructure at the Quay Sarasota Waterfront District, a new mixed-use waterfront neighborhood destination with residential, retail, hotel and office opportunities along downtown Sarasota’s waterfront.
► The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee named Brett Kemker regional vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.
► The Florida Counties Foundation recently presented Manatee County Commissioner Charles Smith with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the Foundation.
►Tavistock Development announced tenants for The Green at Lakewood Ranch will include Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Verizon and Starbucks.
►The Housing Trust Group closed on financing and broke ground on The Addison, a residential community at 702 Sixth Ave. E. in Bradenton.
► The Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County broke ground on its new DeSoto Boys & Girls Club, which is replacing the existing facility and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019.
►North Venice-based Tervis promoted Hosana Fieber to chief financial officer.
►Bayside Pet Resort, which describes itself as offering luxury amenities to dogs and cats, opened for business in Lakewood Ranch.
►A new Publix is planned for the Gateway Commons of Manatee development, anchoring the project by Primerica Group One Inc./Primerica Developments Inc. of Tampa.