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Year in Review – Lido Pavilion restaurant plan cancelled

Year in Review – Lido Pavilion restaurant plan cancelled

This year, the plan by the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to develop the Lido Pool and Pavilion into a 250-seat restaurant, tiki bar and private cabanas came to an end on Feb. 19. Back in January, following months of ever-increasing opposition from residents and the business community, the Daiquiri Deck owners told the City […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

County cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

Amid dissent, the Sarasota County Commission votes 4-1 to allow beach building equipment to be staged at Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key. The decision saves taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

304-room resort approved to replace Lido’s historic Helmsley Sandcastle

304-room resort approved to replace Lido’s historic Helmsley Sandcastle

The new hotel will have 304 rooms, a restaurant, pool and 22,000 square-feet of ballroom space.

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

“This is a perfect storm of incompatibility. Lido Pavilion is being robbed.”

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City lends final approval to Lido sand project; emergency beach building to start in Fall

City lends final approval to Lido sand project; emergency beach building to start in Fall

The long-term project to stabilize the Lido Key shoreline is predicated on dredging a portion of the accumulated sand in Big Sarasota Pass and depositing it on about 1.6 miles of south Lido Key Beach.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year

Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year

The end of 2014 brought some eight-tentacled surprises to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. On Dec. 26, Mote’s Caribbean pygmy octopuses — whose baby pictures made the national news earlier in 2014 — had babies of their own. More than 20 new babies from one mated pair are now hiding behind the scenes, currently too delicate […]

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key condo project takes off

Lido Key condo project takes off

Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on Lido Key.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Key, Lido Key at odds over dredging sand project

Sarasota Key, Lido Key at odds over dredging sand project

Some people living on Lido Key worry the erosion problem on their beaches may soon endanger some structures. The Army Corps of Engineers suggests dredging Big Pass between Lido Key and Siesta Key. The $22 million project would use 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the shoal in Big Pass to renourish Lido Beach, […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million, Longboat condominiums sold for $1.85 million

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million, Longboat condominiums sold for $1.85 million

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million A condominium at the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences on Lido Key sold for $3.97 million this week. The condominium is unit 801 at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive, it represents the fifth-highest condominium sale in Sarasota in the past year. The 4,194 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condo has two terraces, […]

May 10, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Rescued turtle swims free after rehab

Rescued turtle swims free after rehab

A sea turtle rescued from entanglement in a crab trap and treated by Mote Marine was returned to the sea Friday morning from Lido Beach.

September 3, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »