Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Buzz

Solar Ribbon CuttingVenice Pier Group has joined forces with Beechwood Builders of Venice, FL to develop a solar field using unusable space at the bottom of a retention pond leased for $1 per year from the City of Venice, located in front of the two restaurants: Sharky’s on the Pier and Fins at Sharky’s in Venice, FL. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the solar field is on Thursday, July 17th at 4 p.m. at Sharky’s on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL.

Plaza MexicoAlthough they have been open less than a year, since October to be exact, local and area residents and visiting tourist have raved about Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill, Venice.

barTwo has become a successful number for owners Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano. The two restaurateurs combined parts of their last names in creating Cassariano Italian Eatery.  Cassariano officially opened in April 2007 in the 300 block of Venice Ave. as an authentic contemporary Italian cuisine restaurant. The original restaurant with very limited seating, at just 48 places for diners, was an over night success. They relished the downtown Venice location but needed more room.

Loveland GBOn Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Loveland Center proudly broke ground on the construction of Loveland Village, a safe, affordable and supportive 42-apartment complex for adults with developmental disabilities.  When completed in the fall of 2015, the new residential facility will offer residents with developmental disabilities supportive housing and access to an array of social services that support their inclusion into the community through social activities and supported employment.

smhFor many decades Venetian area diners made their way with great caution to the intersection of business highway 41 and bypass highway 41 known by many as “collision junction,” just north of KMI bridge to a quaint restaurant on a triangle shaped property.  For many years it was known at the Shrimper Seafood Restaurant, later after being closed for a while, Cactus Steakhouse and then finally the Cape Cod Inn, which was closed after the property was purchased by a bank that planned to locate in the Venice area which never materialized.