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#SUPPORTLOCALSAFELY


Distance Socially,
Shop Locally!
Here's a list of local online options:

We will continue to offer a full online store at needlefishyarns.com
and will be happy to shop for you. We can offer store pick-up or mail purchases to you. You can give us a call at
(941)486-1584 or
e-mail us at needlefishyarns@gmail.com.
258 Miami Avenue West
For parents and grandparents looking
for workbooks for children:

As long as schools are closed
and children are home,
Celebration Corner will offer
10% off
all educational workbooks!


303A West Venice Ave • Venice, FL 34285
941-484-2206

Support Local Venice Restaurants
by Ordering Take Out or Delivery
Available on BiteSquad.com :

  • Amore’s Pizzeria
  • Angelo’s Italian Market & Restaurant*
  • Baci Pizza & Ristorante
  • Bogey’s of Venice*
  • Captain Eddie’s
  • Chicano’s
  • Cote France French Bistro
  • D’Angelo’s Subs & Salads
  • El Chipotle Latin Market & Restaurant
  • Flapjacks Café*
  • Flynn’s on Venice Ave.
  • Gold Rush BBQ*
  • Le Petit Jardin*
  • Mama Leone’s
  • Paradise Grill
  • Plaza Mexico
  • Ristorante San Marco*
  • Shark Bites Deli*
  • Snowbird’s Grille
  • Star Thai and Sushi
  • Suncoast Café
  • Tikka Indian Cuisine
  • Trattoria Da Mino*
  • Venice Ale House
Available on DoorDash.com :

  • 124 Breakfast Lunch & More
  • Abby’s on Miami*
  • Allegro Bistro
  • Bogey’s of Venice*
  • BrewBurgers*
  • British Open Pub*
  • Bushido
  • Burgundy Square Café*
  • Captain Eddie’s
  • Ciao Gelato*
  • Croissant and Co.*
  • Darrell’s Restaurant*
  • Gold Rush BBQ*
  • Flynn’s on Venice Ave.
  • Island Organics*
  • Joy’s Kouzine
  • Made In Italy*
  • Metro Diner
  • Obee’s
  • Ristorante San Marco*
  • Snowbirds Grille
  • Star Thai and Sushi
  • The Soda Fountain*
  • Yummies Donuts & BBQ*


* Venice MainStreet Partners
BrewBurgers on the Island & our Jacaranda location is
OPEN FOR TAKE OUT & DELIVERY!

And for a limited time, you will receive one roll of "BBTP" with every order!

Call for take out or log on for delivery TODAY!

Island Location - (941) 786-3341 (Publix Plaza)
Jacarana Location - (941) 484-2337 (Commercial Court)

Delivery - www.brewburgers.com
Take Out or Curbside

NOTE: Some restaurants listed may decide to close by the time you view this newsletter.

Abby's on Miami (3pm-7pm)
220 W. Miami Ave.
941-484-5187

Angelo's Italian Market & Restaurant
850 Pinebrook Road
941-484-6864

Bogey's of Venice
652 East Venice Ave.
941-488-9156

BrewBurgers
525 S. Tamiami Trail
941-786-3341

British Pub Open
367 Jacaranda Blvd.
941-492-9227

Burgundy Square Cafe
227 W. Miami Ave.
941-451-8261

Ciao Gelato
317A W. Venice Ave.
941-445-5840

Croissant & Co.
323 W. Venice Ave.
941-480-1700

Darrell's Restaurant
215 S. Tamiami Trail
941-485-9900

Fins
(In person take out orders only)
1600 S. Harbor Drive
941-488-1456

Flapjack's Cafe
810 E. Venice Ave.
941-480-1020

Gold Rush BBQ
661 S. Tamiami Trail
941-483-3137
Island Coffee (Venice Island Coffee)
200 W. Miami Ave.
941-485-6789

Island Organics
231 W. Miami Ave.
941-484-3565

Kilwins Chocolates of Venice
207 W. Venice Ave.
941-485-5900

Made in Italy
117 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-8282

Shark Bites Deli
1740 E. Venice Ave. #19
941-244-2863

Sharky's on the Pier
(In person take out orders only)
1600 S. Harbor Drive
941-488-1456

Snook Haven
5000 E Venice Ave.
941-485-7221

The Soda Fountain & Vinnie's Pizzeria
349 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-7600

Trattoria da Mino
335 W. Venice Ave.
866-863-6633

Venice Avenue Creamery
249 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-0332

Venice Wine & Coffee
201 W. Venice Ave.
941-484-3667
We’ve had many guests asking how they can support us during COVID-19. One way is to purchase a gift card online. We’re currently offering a special, buy a $100 gift card and receive a bonus $25.

Click here to support us from the
comfort of your own home:  
Today, March 26th is the last day to receive
25% OFF YOUR TO-GO ORDER
(including craft beer growlers & wine!) AT SNOOK HAVEN! We’re offering 32 oz. growlers, featuring our amazing list of ice-cold locally brewed craft beers. We also have 16 oz. draft cups with lids available to-go with your yummy BBQ food.

Call ahead at 941-485-7221
to place your order,
then pick it up curbside!

5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34929
Croissant & Co is open for take out. Everything on our menu can be ordered to go. Delivery to your door and curbside take out also available.
323 W. Venice Ave
941-480-1700
with cancellation information


Message from
City of Venice 3/23/20:



In the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the community, the City of Venice has temporarily closed all its buildings to the public effective today, Monday, March 23, but will remain staffed. This includes City Hall, Public Works, Utilities, and the Airport administration office.
 
Online services, phone operations, email and physical mail will remain available and be reviewed by staff. Online services at  www.venicegov.com  include the ability for citizens to pay a utility bill or apply for a permit.  People can call the City’s main number at 941-486-2626 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and be directed to the department they need.
 
The Cashier’s Office at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., has an outside drop box available for customers needing to drop off payments. The Building Division is only accepting  online permit applications  at this time.  
 
The Venice Museum and the Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center have been closed to the public since March 16.

Message from
City of Venice 3/24/20:


Effective 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, the following parks and playgrounds in the City of Venice will be temporarily closed to the public, with posted signage, in an ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus):
 

Full Park Closure (including playgrounds):
  • Chuck Reiter Park
  • Hecksher Park
  • Wellfield Park

Note: The above parks are Sarasota County-maintained and operated

Playground Only Closures:
  • East Gate Park
  • John Nolen Park
  • Legacy Park
  • Mundy Park
  • Prentiss French Park
  • Venezia Park
  • West Blalock Park swings
  • Venice Area Beautification Inc. (VABI) Building swings
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As a reminder, the following beach parks are already closed (on Saturday 3/21):
  • Brohard Park
  • Chauncy Howard Park
  • Humphris Park (South Jetty)
  • Maxine Barritt Park
  • Paw Park
  • Service Club Park
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Fishing Pier



Coming by boat? Our marina is open!

Crow's Nest Full Service Marina is open from 6:30am to 6:00pm! Food, drinks, gas and all marina services are available.

Give us a call at the marina if you have any questions and we hope to see everyone soon! 941-484-7661
Community Links


City of Venice (City Hall)



Sarasota County



Venice Art Center



Venice Area Historical Society



Venice Heritage, Inc.



Venice Museum and Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center




Venice Performing Arts Center



Venice Theatre



William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library and Jacaranda Public Library

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The Suncoast Humane Society Thrift Store on the Island of Venice is ready for your viewing of books, kitchenware, furniture, clothes, jewelry and numerous other items – vintage specials and pet supplies.
Please come and see it all at 656 S. Tamiami Trail in the Rialto Shopping Plaza. We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. Looking is entertaining and purchases provide funds to care for animals at our Animal Care Center!

Suncoast Humane Society
6781 San Casa Drive
Englewood, FL 34224

Phone: (941) 474-7884
G eneral Information:   information@humane.org
Lost and Found Pets:   lostandwaiting@humane.org
Adoption Information:   adoptions@humane.org
Thrift Store Information & Donations:  jelliott@humane.org
Donation Information:   donations@humane.org
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