Area Business: Sarasota County, Siesta Key and surrounding area on Central Florida's Gulf Coast
Sarasota County is fortunate to have a great diversity of small businesses and a selection of well-known companies like banks, grocery stores and department stores. If you feel the need for "big city" shopping, a quick trip over the Skyway Bridge to Tampa or St. Pete will fulfill that yen.
- Real Estate
- Shopping Centers and Malls
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies and Hospitals
Shopping in Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Shopping in our area varies from the larger all inclusive big malls to a multitude of smaller strip malls and a shoppers paradise of boutique shops. These are the local malls, there are many more in the Tampa Bay area across the Skyway Bridge.
Sarasota Pharmacies and Hospitals
Need a prescription filled or just need to pick up some toiletries? Here is a list of some of the larger chains throughout the county, along with a couple local pharmacies. Many of the chain grocery stores also have a pharmacy.
- Davidson Drugs
- CVS Pharmacy
- Sam's Club
- Sarasota Specialty Pharmacy & Wellness Center
- Sarasota Memorial Hospital 1700 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota (941) 917-9000
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Bradenton Herald are the two, large, local newspapers. The Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Tribune are also available by subscription or in the many newspaper racks located throughout the area. Our area has several smaller papers that cater to a smaller geographical area within the county. These are available in many grocery stores and other locations.
Siesta Key, Sarasota Area Restaurants
Eating out in the area is a breeze as there is a restaurant for everyone's taste, from drive through, home delivery, a relaxed sandwich or a special night of fine dining.
There are many national and community banks in Sarasota County. Here are a few so you can find a location near you.