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where can I buy?

i am sorry to keep asking questions but we don't have long to go now!

where can i buy toys like lilos (blow up beds), beach balls etc for the swimming pool?

is there any wine sellers on st Armands circle

thank you

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1. Re: where can I buy?

Yes you can buy wine on St. Armands but everything is much cheaper on the Mainland (Sarasota)..

I would take 1 day after you arrive to buy what you will need in Sarasota..Food, supplies etc. I would also check to see if your rental alread has pool toys, lounge chairs etc.

You should also visit the Sarasota Visitors Center for brochures, coupons etc...they are there to help.

www.sarasotafl.org

You can go to places like Walmart, Walgreens, Target and other stores to save money. Publix for groceries/wine.

Are you bringing your laptop/IPad when you visit? You can ask questions when you arrive.

Also, people on the Circle (shopwoners/locals) will be very happy to help you. I know when I am shopping/dining there I often give directions or advice to tourists.

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: where can I buy?

yes i am bringing my laptop when we go,

i don't think their will be any toys at the house we have rented as the owner has not long been renting it out as a holiday home, thats a good idea about getting them when we go shopping, we may go to the shops on the way from the airport. Did not know there was a walmart in sarasota, will look it up and find it on the sat nav.

thanks for the link to the visitor centre that is very useful!

sorry to ask so many questions, this is a special trip for us!

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3. Re: where can I buy?

No problem...I do alot of planning before I go on a trip, as well.

Just would hate to see you "over plan". Nothing is very far away.

The Sarasota mainland is over the Ringling Bridge from Lido Key.

I would go to the house first and see what is there and then make a list of what you will need.

Of course, buying some wine on the way to Lido from the airport sounds like a good idea to me!

If you get off at the Universtiy Parkway exit on I-75, there is a Wine Warehouse, Super Target and lots of other stores..

~SRQgirl

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4. Re: where can I buy?

yep your right will do that, thanks for the tips on the shops x

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5. Re: where can I buy?

There is also a very large beach shop on St. Armand's, with comparable prices to the mainland. You might want to pick up a few things, then check the rental, and go to that shop if you still need stuff.

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6. Re: where can I buy?

whats the beach shop called kris, and where is it located on St Armands, thanks for your help

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7. Re: where can I buy?

Sorry. I only go down there a couple of times a year. Have been in the shop several times, but do not remember the name, or exactly where it is located. It is directly on the circle, curving around a corner.

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8. Re: where can I buy?

Do you mean Alvins?

The Circle is not that big...everything is easy to find and there is a directory on the street.

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9. Re: where can I buy?

Has to be Alvin's. Big store, can't miss it.

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10. Re: where can I buy?

Maybe this will help the OP:

http://www.starmandscircleassoc.com/

Yeah, Alvins is something you can't miss..bold colors and big!

~SRQgirl