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What's new on the island?

Are there any new restaurants or stores on the island? Is the gourmet grocery store still there?

Lisa

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1. Re: What's new on the island?

It depends on what you mean by "new"; since last year? There's a new Italian restaurant opening up in the Plaza shopping center. Cafe by the Bay has moved. A new restaurant or two at St. Armands and new shops there.

Where was your gourmet grocery store? If it's the grocery up by Whitney Beach I believe it is there, but in new hands. Harry's has some gourmet foods in their deli/carryout building. Publix, of course, has a pretty decent selection.

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2. Re: What's new on the island?

Yes, I come every spring break. I was talking about the gourmet shop at Whitney Beach. It has already changed hands? Where is Cafe on the Bay now? What is the name of the new Ital. rest? Thanks, Lisa

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3. Re: What's new on the island?

To add a bit more,... Reagan Paige (women's clothing) is a new store in the Publix shopping center area; the Deli near Buttonwood has closed; Christ Church -- which was started by some folks from Island Chapel -- has grown a lot and just bought land for a future building; a new small subdivision is being built off of Neptune Avenue, behind Buttonwood; the new Italian restaurant is called Re Federico. It will open on March 10 with early bird dinners from 4:00 to 5:30. Initially they will be serving dinner only, but expect to add lunch soon after.

Hey, while you're down here, you ought to stop by the Longboat Observer and sign up for a subscription! Or give your folks a hint that it would make a nice birthday present for you.

Have a great visit!

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4. Re: What's new on the island?

Thanks cbchrc!

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