One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: New College of Florida, PGT Innovations and more

National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has acquired a land parcel, in Manatee County, with plans to bring a new resort-lifestyle Esplanade community to the area. (Photo above)

The Boatyard, a 2.03-acre mixed-use property on Siesta Key, sold for $8.9 million, according to Sarasota County property records, to Chris Brown, a Sarasota area entrepreneur, real estate investor and co-founder of the Above the Bar Hospitality Group. 

Former GE executive Dan Henson and his son, Dan Henson Jr., opened Arts & Central, a new restaurant in the Rosemary District of Sarasota. 

Sarasota County has launched The Resilient SRQ Multifamily Affordable Housing program to attract developers, and others, to build affordable multifamily housing projects. 

New College of Florida added Bruce Gilley, Ph.D, as a Presidential Scholar in Residence for the 2024-2025 academic year.

New College of Florida added Bruce Gilley, Ph.D, as a Presidential Scholar in Residence for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Venice’s PGT Innovations’ president and chief executive officer Jeff Jackson has been appointed to the board of Astec Industries, a publicly traded manufacturer of specialized equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production. 

Made in Manatee, a new online storefront created by Realize Bradenton, launched to highlight the goods and services offered by county-based businesses. 

Target plans to build a nearly, 150,000-square-foot store in east Manatee County, next to an existing Costco, on Lighthouse Road. 

Human resources professional DD Goerke, who serves as the chief people officer for All Faiths Food Bank, has assumed the role of president for the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association, one of 28 statewide chapters comprising HR Florida. 

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, in Sarasota, named Kathryn Gentile as a communications coordinator. 

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, in Sarasota, has re-elected Stephanie Jones and Ben Hanan to its board of directors.  

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