One Liners Sarasota/Manatee: Whiskey Joe’s, The Farmhouse and more
News from around Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
►The Farmhouse, a furniture, home décor and doughnut shop, opened its first location in Sarasota at 4001 Clark Road.
►Commercial contractor Jon F. Swift Construction was awarded the contract for the Legacy Trail extension project, by Sarasota County, with a total project budget of $26.2 million.
►Tembo Enterprises sold a 1.44-acre parcel in Sarasota to Tamiami Trail Apartments for $1.98 million.
► Franklin Street closed the sale of Eden Pointe Apartments, a 270-unit housing community located at 955 53rd St. E. in Bradenton, for $30.75 million.
►Atlas Building Co., a commercial construction company headquartered in Sarasota and owned by Andy Stultz, hired Chuck Evans as vice president of operations and appointed Charlie Woehle to vice president of preconstruction services.
►Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance appointed Lisa Thompson to general counsel and vice president of legal and compliance.
►National homebuilder Taylor Morrison broke ground on an 18-hole golf course at its newest community, Esplanade at Azario, in Lakewood Ranch.
►Sharon Kunkel, president of Wordslinger Marketing & PR and a board member of the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, earned professional accreditation in public relations.
►Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Joel Schleicher of Sarasota as chair of the Florida Talent Development Council.
►The Van Wezel Foundation, in Sarasota, elected Jim Travers as chairman of its board of directors.
►The New College Foundation appointed Kevin M. Hughes its associate vice president of advancement.
►The law firm of Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg named Patrick Seidensticker an associate in its Lakewood Ranch office.
►Raps Development sold the 20,996-square-foot, 14-unit Beach Club at Anna Maria hotel in Bradenton Beach for $3.7 million.
►Scott Zelniker and Jason Hughes of UBS Financial Services joined forces to form the Zelniker Dorfman Heritage Group, based in Sarasota.
►Brunch restaurant Georgie’s Garden Cafe will open a 2,000-square-foot space adjacent to Acropolis Greek Taverna, in the University Town Center, in Sarasota.
►Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill has broken ground on its new location along the Manatee River, in Ellenton, and is slated to open in 2020.
►400 SAC, an entity operated by Benderson general counsel David Baldauf, Benderson executive Shaun Benderson and Benderson executive director of finance and operations Stephen Scalione, acquired 400-420 St. Armands Circle for $6.95 million.
►All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota promoted Michael Ziebell to chief financial officer.
►Sarasota attorney Bradley J. Ellis was re-elected to serve as 2020 board chair of the American Hiking Society at the group’s board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C.