Greater Main Street

Before the advent of the 20th Century, Sarasota’s Main Street development was mostly limited to homesteaders and fishermen that settled close-by.  In the 1880’s, an effort was made to create a Scottish Colony. This didn’t materialize. During the next 20 years, there was little growth mainly due to a lack of railroad access to the northern population and commercial centers.  In 1903, upon the arrival of the railroad at Lemon Avenue and Main Street, Sarasota began to grow.  Real estate prices began to rise.  Sarasota’s identity was developing, as a winter tourist haven.

By 1913, Sarasota boasted about its telephone, electricity and water services. Sewer service was available to most homes near the downtown core.  Streets were paved with brick and asphalt materials. The sidewalks and seawalls were constructed of concrete.

A brass band regularly provided entertainment for the growing community.  Automobiles began to make an appearance often sharing roads with horse driven carriages and wagons.

Between 1910 and 1920, a series of influential citizens arrived in Sarasota, setting the stage for increased development in the downtown and beyond.  Among these citizens were Bertha Palmer, Owen Burns, and John & Charles Ringling.  They in turn brought other prominent visitors to Sarasota to continue their vision.

Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive     

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Main Street

1300 Block

Alberti’s Distinctive Haircuts & Styles
1379 Main Street

Artisan Cheese Company
1310 Main Street

Art-Uptown Co-op Gallery
1367 Main Street

Cafe Amici Downtown
1371 Main Street

Clasico Café Bar
1341 Main Street

Different Dog Hot Dog Company
1390 Main Street

Edy’s Main Street
1359 Main Street

Enzo LLC
1316 Main Street

Euduz Salon
1385 Main Street

First Watch
1395 Main Street

Friend’s Jewelers
1387 Main Street

HuB
1343 Main Street

Mary’s Nail Care
1301 Main Street

McCarver & Moser Jewelers
1316 Main Street #101

Miguel Rivera, MD, PA
1330 Main Street, 2nd floor, Suite 7

Mozaic Restaurant
1377 Main Street

ofKors Bakery
1359 Main Street

Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services, Inc.
1306 Main Street

Selva Grill Restaurant
1345 Main Street
941-362-4427
www.selvagrill.com

Shirley Blair Photography
1350 Main Street

Soto Opticians of Downtown
1383 Main Street

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1348 Fruitville Road

The Coolinary Restaurant & Bar
1359 Second Floor Main Street

Two Senoritas
1355 Main Street

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1343 Main Street

Cross Streets

Blue Line Inc.
301 Central Avenue

Bowman Originals
124 S. Pineapple Avenue

Core Development Inc
941-727-3272
www.coredevelopmentinc.net

Downtown Sarasota Condominiums Assc.- Bayfront
Advancing the quality of life for downtown residents.
P.O. Box 3136
941-365-4505

Elan
100 Central Avenue

Exp European Maid
Our Maids clean, detail, and convert your home into a peaceful spot.
941-894-4313
www.expe-europeanmaid.com

Fifth Third Bank
50 Central Avenue, 1st floor

First United Methodist Church
104 S. Pineapple Avenue
941-955-0935
www.firstsrq.com

Friends of Legacy Trail (FOSCP)
234 Nippino Trail East

Indigo West
134 S. Pineapple Avenue
(941) 487-7160

Kirk Pinkerton, PA
240 S. Pineapple Avenue

Le Barge Tropical Cruises
2 Marina Plaza

Malbi Decor
127 S. Pineapple Avenue
941) 953-3113
www.malbidecor.com

Marina Jack, Inc.
2 Marina Plaza

Naomi Alexander
100 Central Avenue

Next-Mark
40 S. Pineapple Avenue, Suite 100

 
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
50 Central Avenue
941-364-4000
www.premiersothebysrealty.com

Saddie Sea Charters
2 Marina Plaza

Sally Trout ASID, Inc.
83 Cocoanut Avenue

Sarasota Boat Rental
2 Marina Plaza

Sarasota Film Festival
Annual Sarasota Film Festival
332 Coconut Avenue
941-364-9514 x108
www.sarasotafilmfestival.com

Sarasota Opera Association
SOA presents world-class opera in the historic Sarasota Opera House.
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
941-366-8450
www.sarasotaopera.org

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Law Firm
PO BOX 49948
941-366-6666
www.SLK-Law.com

Sift Bakehouse
1383 McAnsh Square

The Schimberg Group
Architecture, interior design, master planning, project management, construction adm. & furniture procurement.
40 S. Pineapple Avenue, Suite 101
941-894-6888
www.theschim.com

Vitality Chiropractic Family Practice
1379 McAnsh Square

Yachting Promotions, Inc.
2 Marina Plaza

Main Street 

1700 Block

Beulah
1766 Main Street

Diane Lane Massage & Bodywork
Providing the best massage in the Downtown Area
1718 Main Street #304
941-374-1281
Sarasotamassage.com

Downtown Sarasota Alliance
1718 Main Street #304
941-366-7040
www.dsasarasota.com

Main Street 

1400 Block

Parker’s Books
1488 Main Street

Bomton Sarasota Hair Studio
1471 Main Street

Cafe Americano
1409 Main Street

Cucine Ricci
1424 State Street

Duval’s New World Cafe
1435 Main Street

Eleganza Leather
1477 Main Street

Estetica By Vanda
1437 Main Street

Evelyn & Arthur
Women’s Retail Specialty Apparel Chain
1480 Main Street
941-365-2210
www.evelynandarthur.com

Fit2run
1400 Main Street

Happy Feet Plus
1453 Main Street

Ivory Lounge
1413 Main Street

Kennedy Studios
1472 Main Street

Labella Intimates
1464 Main Street

Lotus
1451 Main Street

Louis Tailor and Alterations
1480 Main Street

Main Street Traders
1468 Main Street

Mercantile Home & Apparel
1463 Main Street

Michael’s on Main
1484 Main Street

P J’s Boutique
1443 Main Street

Panache
1441 Main Street

Patellinis Pizza
1429 Main Street

Patricks 1481
Big City flair where we serve up great comfort food & libations.
1481 Main Street
941-955-1481
www.patricks1481.com

Picobello
1462 Main Street

Pixie Dust
1476 Main Street

Rue
1439 Main Street

Sarasota Signature Real Estate
1425 Main Street

Shrode Jewelers Inc.
1433 Main Street

Smokin Joes Pub
1448 Main Street
Sol Meyer NY Deli
1473 Main Street

The Gator Club
Sarasota’s Favorite Night Club
1490 Main Street
941-366-5969
www.thegatorclub.com

The Herbarium
1459 Main Street

Wet Noses
1465 Main Street

Zemil Jewelers
1484 Main Street

Z’s Restaurant and Bar
1454 Main Street

Cross Streets
Boca Kitchen Bar & Market
19 S Lemon Ave
Mattison’s City Grille
Al fresco dining; lunch, dinner, Saturday breakfast, Sunday brunch, late night dining, drinks & live music w/dancing
1 N. Lemon Avenue
941-330-0440
www.mattisons.com

Reasons
20 N. Lemon Avenue

Salute! Restaurant
23 N. Lemon Avenue

Sur La Table
22 N. Lemon Avenue

Main Street

1800 Block

20 Minutes to Fitness of Downtown Sarasota
1819 Main Street, Suite 110

Everbank
1819 Main Street

Fresh Salon.Spa.Style
1819 Main Street

Main Street Automotive Center, Inc.
1858 Main Street

Michelle’s Brown Bag Cafe
1819 Main Street

Reese Service Station
1802 Main Street

Tube Dude
1718 Main Street

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
1819 Main Street

Cross Streets

Cadence Bank
25 S Links Avenue

Indigenous
239 S. Links Avenue

Stearns Bank
The best commercial bank serving business and entrepreneurs in Sarasota
22 S. Links Avenue, Suite 100
941-929-9000
www.stearnsbank.com

The Gallery
252 S. Links Avenue

Main Street –

1900 Block

Bombon Cafe
1952 Main Street

Bravo & Joffrey’s
1995 Main Street

Charlie – We Do Hair
1991 Main Street

Cold Stone Creamery
1900 Main Street

Custom Tailoring &
Alterations By Galina
1900 Main Street

Cutting Loose Salon
1950 Main Street

Guiseppe’s Ristorante
1900 Main Street

Hollywood 20
1993 Main Street

Le Bordeaux
1900 Main Street

MADE
1990 Main Street

Main Bar
1944 Main Street

Mediterraneo L.C.
1970 Main Street

Main Street 

1500 Block

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood
No waterfront. No view. Just great resort style seafood at neighborhood prices.
1526 Main Street
941-365-6800
www.barnaclebillsseafood.com

Blackbird Home Gallery
1540 Main Street

Bluemercury
1500 Main Street

Bohemian Bliss Boutique
1544 Main Street

Bank of Ozarks
1519 Main Street

Campbell Cabinetry Designs Inc.
Family owned since 1956, specializing in custom wood cabinetry.
1531 Main Street
941-378-3922
www.campbellcabinetrydesigns.com

Candandaigua National Trust Co.
Administration/Investment Advisor of Trusts, estates, investment management accounts/IRAs
1586 Main Street
941-866-7222
www.cntrustcompany.com

Cask & Ale
1548 Main Street

C’est La Vie!
1553 Main Street

Eileen Fisher
1501 Main Street

El Greco Cafe
1592 Main Street

Evie’s Tavern
1560 Main Street

Fyzical
1599 Main Street

Harshman & Company, Inc.
Commercial Real Estate Broker
1575 Main Street
941-951-2002
www.harshmanrealestate.com

J.L. Bainbridge & Company
1582 Main Street

Lila
1576 Main Street

Main Street Kitchen and Bath
1527 Main Street

Mal’s Liquors
1543 Main Street

Melange & Pangea Lounge
1568 Main Street

Parker Robinson Interiors
1521 Main Street

Pastry Art
1512 Main Street

Penzeys Spices
1516 Main Street

Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House
1578 Main Street

Prague
1551 Main Street

 
Sarasota Vineyard
1528 Main Street

Stakenborg Fine Art
1545 Main Street

Tavern on Main
Craft Beer Bar & Pizzeria
1507 Main Street
941-953-6777
www.sarasotacraftbeers.com

The Drunken Poet Cafe
1572 Main Street

The Famous Tavern
1537 Main Street

The Sarasota Studio
1518 Main Street

Toy Lab
1529 Main Street

Tropical Thai Restaurant
1535 Main Street

Wild Ginger
1537 Main Street

World Coin & Jewelry
Exchange
1509 Main Street

Valley National Bank
Full service commercial bank
1567 Main Street
941-256-8506
www.valleyflorida.com

Yume Sushi
1532 Main Street

Cross Street
Baltimore Snowball Factory
14 S. Orange Avenue

Boca Bargoon’s
130 N. Orange Avenue

Fresh Start Cafe
630 S. Orange Avenue

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
200 S. Orange Avenue

Gelato-Go Sarasota
14 S Orange Avenue

 
Insigna Bank
333 N. Orange Avenue

 
Just Gents
126 N. Orange Avenue

Karna Fitness
665 S. Orange Avenue

 

Louie’s & Kat’z Sweet Spo
128N Orange Avenue

My Time In Paris
16 S. Orange Avenue

IberiaBank
Full service bank, checking, savings, CD’s, money market, loans (personal & commercial, mortgage, lines of credit)
783 S. Orange Ave
941-363-3180
www.iberiabank.com

The Bullet Hole
330 S. Orange Avenue

Main Street

2000 Block

Bay Cities Bank
2033 Main Street

Candy Swick & Company Realtors
Real Estate Services
2063 Main Street
941-954-9000
www.candyswick.com

Charles Schwab & Company
2033 Main Street

ICard Merrill
2033 Main Street

SWFL Insurance Specialist
Home, Auto, Life, Annuities, Commercial Insurance
2075 Main Street #14
941-554-8668
www.swfl-insurance-specialist.com

Valcarcel Law
Criminal Defense Attorney
2170 Main Street Suite 304
941-363-7900
www.valcarcellaw.com

Violin Shop Sarasota
2188 Main Street

Main Street

1600 Block

Apartment 12 Hair Studio
1636 Main Street

Coffee Carousel
1644 Main Street

Courtesy Cleaners on Main
1679 Main Street

Crop Juice
1605 Main Street

Diane K Salon & Spa
1642 Main Street

Estate Coin & Jewelry Galleria LLC
1650 Main Street

First Sarasota Baptist Church
Evangelical Church
1670 Main Street #200
941-365-2846
www.firstsarasota.org

Five Points Financial Services, LLC
1605 Main Street, Suite 1005

Hamilton Ladieu Salon
1660 Main Street

Harry Roa Studio
1638 Main Street

Jacks Barber Shop
1658 Main Street

Michael Saunders
Real Estate & Property Management
1605 Main Street
941.951.6660
www.michaelsaunders.com

Milan’s Jewelry
1666 Main Street

Mozzarella Fella
1668 Main Street

Orangetheoryfitness
1605 Main Street

Samba Boutique
1652 Main Street

Signs Now
Full service graphic design and sign company.
1693 Main Street, Suite B
941-951-7888
www.signsnowsarasota.com

Synovus Bank
Provider of Financial Services
1605 Main St #107
(941) 362-9595
www.synovusbankfl.com

The Barber Shop
1693 Main Street

The Men’s Room
1664 Main Street

The Palette Studio Gallery
1654 Main Street

Victor Leon
1642 Main Street

Vivid Salon
1648 Main Street

Cross Street

Chapter 1 Wellness
22 Goodrich Avenue

Fringe Spa Salon
18 Goodrich Avenue

Main Street Shoe Repair
22 Goodrich Avenue

2000 Block

Cross Streets

AFC Urgent Care
Walk-in Urgent care clinic for non-threatening illness or injury for ages 6 months or older
2901 S. Tamiami Trail
941-363-4379
www.afcurgentcaresarasota.com

Amanda’s Hotdogs
2002 Ringling Boulevard

American Pie Antiques
& Collectibles
1470 Fruitville Road

Andrea Hillebrand Photographer
2070 Clematis Street

Antiques & Chatchkes
1542 Fruitville Road

Arcadi’s Shoe Repair
2243 Ringling Boulevard

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Inc.
Nonprofit arts organization passionate about building appreciation, participation & support for arts & culture
1226 N Tamiami Trail Suite 300
941-365-5118
www.sarasotaarts.org

Bank of America
1990 Fruitville Road

Beauty of Sprouts
1474 Fruitville Road

BOLD
Co-work Space
1680 Fruitville Road
941-444-9795
www.boldlwp.com

Charlie’s Steak & Hoagie
2854 Ringling Boulevard

Checkers #6352
2101 Ringling Boulevard

Cristy’s
2249 Ringling Boulevard

 
Danee Barnett Acupuncture
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition
1530 Cross Street
941-365-0812
www.daneebarnett.com

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County
1680 Fruitville Road Suite 402

941-309-1200
www.edcsarasotacounty.com

Edible Science
14 S Lime Street

Embassy Suites Hotels
180 Room Hotel
202 N.  Tamiami Trail
941-256-0190
www.embassysuitessarasota.com

Evie’s Tavern
1989 Ringling Boulevard

Fedex Office
1901 S. Tamiami Trail

Five-O Donut Co
2241 Ringling Boulevard

Frontier
1701 Ringling Boulevard

Goodwill Industries – Manasota
1442 Fruitville Road

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Est 1921, The chamber has over 1600 member companies
1945 Fruitville Road
941-556-4046
www.sarasotachamber.com

Green Zebra Café
476 Ringling Boulevard

Gypsy Boutique
1853 Fruitville Road

Harvey Kaltsas Healing Centre
1217 S East

Holcomb-Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
1 S. School Avenue, Suite 800

Huynh @ Elegant Nails
120 N. Lime Avenue

Ian Black Real Estate
1 S. School Ave #600

Dry Cleaning To Go
1760 Main Street

Florida Community Bank NA
Banking Service
1790 Main Street
941-364-4111
www.floridacommunitybank.com

Herald-Tribune Media Group
The leading provider of news & info in Sarasota; in print & on-line
1777 Main Street
941-361-4001
www.heraldtribune.com

Il Panificio
1703 Main Street

Inspirations Salon & Day Spa
1740 Main Street

Integrated Healing Arts
Advanced bodywork, massage, plant medicine
1718 Main Street
941-356-7768
www.integratedhealingartsbodywork.com

Oddity Tattoo
1778 Main Street

Out and About Coffee
1736 Main Street

Suntrust Bank
1777 Main Street

The Little Salon
1776 Main Street

Cross Street

Architectural Marble Importers, Inc.
2560 12th Street

Centennial Bank
126 S. Osprey Avenue

Coastal Coin Company
229 S. Osprey Avenue

Fast N Fresh 3
32 S. Osprey Avenue

Gilbane Building Co.
1715 Mound Street, Suite 102

PF. Chang’s China Bistro
766 S. Osprey Avenue

Word of Mouth
711 S. Osprey Avenue

Nail Capitol
1900 Main Street

Observer Group
Weekly newspaper, 3-editions: Longboat, East County & Sarasota
1970 Main Street, FL 4
941-366-3468
www.yourobserver.com

On Trend Boutique
1962 Main Street

Pete’s Sweet Treats
1962 Main Street

Seabreeze Travel of Sarasota, Inc.
1900 Main Street

Seaside National Bank & Trust
1999 Main Street

The Little Day Spa
1990 Main Street

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
1900 Main Street

Utamaro
1900 Main Street

Cross Street

Crissy Galleries
640 S. Washington Boulevard

McDonald’s #5983
787 S. Washington Boulevard

Robert A. Blekicki Antiques
640 S Washington Boulevard

Rugs By Reza
652 S. Washington Boulevard

UPS Store
242 S. Washington Boulevard
941-954-4575
www.theupsstore.com

Vatican City Vinyl Records
404 S. Washington Boulevard

Joey D’s Chicago Style Eatery & Pizza
211 N Tamiami Trail

John Chapman Law Firm, PA
1515 Ringling Boulevard

La Abejita Latin Market
2870 Ringling Boulevard

Little Caesars Pizza
2866 Ringling Boulevard

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre And Humor Institute
1923 Ringling Boulevard

Northern Trust
1515 Ringling Boulevard

PNC Bank
1549 Ringling Boulevard

Raymond James & Associates
2 N. Tamiami Trail

Sanders Antiques
1524 Fruitville Road

Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Association
3000 Ringling Boulevard

Sarasota Garden Club
1131 Blvd of the Arts

Sarasota Sake House
1987 Ringling Boulevard

Shamrock Pub
2257 Ringling Boulevard

Silverstar Restaurant
180 N. Lime Avenue

Sir Speedy Printing 5025
Printing & marketing services, posters, banners, mailing and ad services
3939 S. Tamiami Trail
941-922-1593
www.sirspeedy.com

Staples
1900 Fruitville Road

Startup Cafe
1680 Fruitville Road

Stonegate Bank
1680 Fruitville Road

Swim City
50 N. Tamiami Trail

Taco Bell
855 S. Tamiami Trail

 

The Melting Pot
1949 Ringling Boulevard

Tifaney & Son
1515 Ringling Boulevard

Todburn Antiques
1534 Fruitville Road

Treasures & More
1466 Fruitville Road

Twice’s Nice
1480 Fruitville Road

Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
1515 Ringling Boulevard

Whitney National Bank
Ringling Boulevard

Valek Insurance
Independent Insurance Agency offering commercial, business, auto, home, life. All kinds of insurance.
2079 Constitution Boulevard
941-923-1218
www.valek.com

Visit Sarasota County
Sarasota County Information center; providing visitors with assistance for 40+ years
1945 Fruitville Road
941-957-1877
www.sarasotafl.org