During the roaring 20’s, Palm Avenue was Sarasota’s most prestigious address. The opening of the luxurious Mira Mar Hotel & Apartments, which hosted the rich and famous in elegant style, marked the beginning of the evolution of Palm Avenue. The area began to boom with ballrooms, restaurants, upscale shops, art galleries and theatres.

Through the years, Palm Avenue and the surrounding downtown area have become the social hub of Sarasota. Today Palm Avenue is a delightful blend of historic Sarasota, fabulous shopping and exciting cultural events. “Palm Avenue’s First Friday Walks” are held the first Friday of every month from 6 until 9pm. Guests will enjoy gallery openings, dining, antiques, specialty shops and live performances as members of the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sing, dance, and serenade the community and its guest. Stroll and enjoy Palm Avenue by day or night and discover that the tradition of excellence lives on.

Here’s the lineup for the coming months:

May 5, 2017 “Jazz on the Ave”
June 2, 2017 “Sunset Serenade”
July 7, 2017 “An American Salute”
Aug. 4, 2017 “A Midsummer Night’s Stroll”
Sept. 1, 2017 “September Swing”

First Friday and Sarasota enthusiasts will notice that there is something new to add to that tradition of Sarasota excellence. Just a short walk from Palm Avenue, in the heart of the Rosemary District, is BLVD Sarasota, downtown’s newest and most impressive address. Home to just 49 expansive modern condos and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities, BLVD Sarasota features extraordinary design and amazing amenities all in an enviable location. Situated in the renowned arts and culture district, the 18-story tower showcases panoramic waterfront and city views from truly expansive private terraces. It’s unlike anything that’s come before.

Located on Sarasota’s famed Boulevard of the Arts, residents will be minutes away from endless dining, shopping, entertainment, and the finest beaches in the world. Within a short stroll you’ll find everything you need, from a boutique coffee shop to world-class performing arts at the Van Wezel.

BLVD’s Virtual Reality Sales Studio is now open at 500 Tamiami Trail. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your first selection and special pre-construction pricing during the introductory offering. To join the VIP Interest list, receive a digital brochure or to schedule an appointment, please register today.