Venice MainStreet, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community by preserving, protecting, and promoting historic Downtown Venice.

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Downtown Shopping and
Dining Update
According to STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-112 (Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery) , senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

Effective May 4th

  • Restaurants and food establishments licensed under Chapters 500 or 509, Florida Statutes, may allow on-premises consumption of food and beverage, so long as they adopt appropriate social distancing measures and limit their indoor occupancy to no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. Appropriate social distancing requires maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between parties, only seating parties of 10 or fewer people and keeping bar counters closed to seating. 

  • In-store retail sales establishments may open storefronts if they operate at no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy and abide by the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and OSHA. 

Enforcement
  • Violation of this executive order is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to section 252.50, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both. 

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Welcome new Venice
MainStreet Partner!
237 W Venice Ave.
Venice, Florida 34285
941-488-3830


Don't forget this Sunday!
May 10th is
Buy her a local gift card, bring her
a delicious take out dinner or
shop local online!
Here are links to
Venice MainStreet Partners with

Online Shopping


Restaurant Gift Cards



Order Take Out



Salon Gift Cards


Virtual Events,
Food Drives & Distributions
May 7th, 8am-8pm
May 30th, 8am to 10am
at Venice Christian School
1200 Center Rd.

One Christ Won City, a local 501(c)(3), will be operating a one-day food drive program called Feed Venice. 

Citizens are asked to bring donations of peanut butter, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup, and cereal to Venice Christian School, 1200 Center Rd., on May 30 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 
There will be a convenient drive-thru food drop. You will not need to exit your vehicle. Volunteers will take and sort your generous donations.

All items collected will stay in Venice and help feed local children and families. 

For more information, please visit onechristwoncity.com/feed-venice
Call Jim Foubister at 941-223-1771


Shopping
Twist Boutique
137 West Venice Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 786-1025
Patchington Venice Beach


We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Team Venice:
Mary, Charlotte, Pat, Marcia, Barbara, & Fran



136-138 WEST VENICE AVE 
VENICE, FL 34285 
941-488-4128 

Health, Wellness & Recreation
Dining
Reopening today!
Thursday May 7th

Ristorante San Marco

Open for lunch 11:00am-2:45pm
and dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesdays- Sundays

Ristorante San Marco
305 B W. Venice Ave.
941-254-6565

Now Open!

Open for curbside pick up and limited dine-in from 11:30am-8pm!

We will be expanding our outside dining, operating at the limited capacity mandated and offering curbside pick up, so check out our menu and give us a call whenever you are ready to place an order or make a reservation at 
941-484-9551

Our priority upon reopening is our employee and guest safety, as well as providing the highest quality to go experience for our guests’ enjoyment. We have always taken pride in the cleanliness of our restaurant and now more than ever are abiding by all standards set out by the CDC and social distancing practices.

GET 20% OFF CURBSIDE PICK UP ORDERS ONLY
For a limited time we will be offering 20% off your curbside order to go! This offer only applies to curbside pick up orders, check out our menu and then give us a call at 941-484-9551 

The Crow's Nest
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285

We are open!
New procedures keep our staff and customers safe following Governor
DeSantis COVID -19 guidelines.

We are sanitizing our store daily & our staff wear face masks
& gloves & washing & sanitizing our hands frequently.
We look forward to serving no more than 6 customers in our store with 6 feet of social distancing.

We’re requesting that you please stand at the blue lines to assist in safe customer flow. We will not be allowing samples or use of our restroom facilities at this time. As per Florida Guidelines seating will be limited to outdoor seating until further notice. Let's all remain calm & safe during this time.

Ciao Gelato
317A West Venice Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 445-5840

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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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Venice MainStreet, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community by preserving, protecting, and promoting
Historic, Downtown Venice. 

Venice MainStreet Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit registered with the Florida Division of Consumer Services. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) www.floridaconsumerhelp.com [s. 496.412(1)(c), F.S.]