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Beneva Flowers and Gifts acquires Exotica on Longboat; Dry Dock sells to Gecko’s owners

Beneva Flowers and Gifts has bought Exotica Florist on Longboat Key. The Sarasota-based florist on Thursday announced the purchase of Exotica Florist, which has operated on Longboat Key since 1992. The acquisition will enable Beneva Flowers to expand its local delivery to include all of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The regional florist will now offer delivery to all the barrier islands from Venice to Anna Maria. Beneva Flowers has expanded steadily since it opened in 1986. The company acquired Flowers By Don in 2012 and the Venice Florist and Wine Emporium and Main Street Flowers & Gifts Inc., in Sarasota, in 2004.

 

Dry Dock sells to Gecko’s owners

The Gecko’s Hospitality Group purchased the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill last week from owner Eric Hammersand. It is unknown at this time what the selling price was, or what the new owners have planned for the restaurant.

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1 Response for “Beneva Flowers and Gifts acquires Exotica on Longboat; Dry Dock sells to Gecko’s owners”

  1. Joe Sarasota says:

    Hopefully Beneva won’t close this location and absorb its customers like they did with Flowers by Don. I shopped with Flowers for Don for years and once Beneva bought them the shop was closed and my mail box was full of Beneva ads.

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