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06/01/2018 - Mark Sarasota

These Trendy Hot Spots Make Sarasota Summers “Cool”

As the busy spring season comes to a close and the summer heat sets in, Sarasota's vibrant downtown atmosphere continues to deliver a "cool" vibe. There is no such thing as "offseason" in Sarasota as local businesses produce a lively ambiance year-round. With Kolter Urban's newest Sarasota offering at the Mark, and its much anticipated Promenade, the future of trendy hotspots in downtown seems strong. While we wait for the debut of the Promenade at the Mark, here are a few of our favorite summer hotspots:

Cask & Ale

What sets Cask & Ale apart from other beer-centric places is the food. It's original. Executive chef Justin Sells pays particular attention to what pairs nicely with beer and what just tastes good on its own. His menu of small plates and entrées is tightly curated and imaginative. A graduate of both The Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Sells worked his way up through three Emeril Lagasse restaurants in New Orleans, Orlando and Charlotte, North Carolina. The recipes he's brought to town are first rate, and the presentations are sophisticated and artistic. The quality of ingredients and the creativity of the chef are reflected in the prices.

Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar

Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar

An intimate urban-sophisticated restaurant that is refined both in ambiance and menu, Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar is a favorite with local gourmands and visiting culinary adventure-seekers. Chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes (see also Lila) strike a balance between global and local dishes and include all the niceties, like a lavish charcuterie board, cheese course and glamorous desserts. Good wine list. Dine in a relaxed bistro setting or choose the formal dining room or the private enclosed patio.

Social Eatery & Bar

Social Eatery & Bar lives up to its name. With its city-chic interior design and outdoor patio with comfy sofas, it's an excellent post-work happy hour or dinner spot. And it's a natural stop for a late-night bite and libation, thanks to its late (for Sarasota) hours and proximity to Florida Studio Theatre and downtown attractions. Light bites and sharing plates are the way to go, one of the restaurant's signature wood-fired pizzas or the Butcher's Table special. Great craft cocktails at the glam bar.

Social Eatery & Bar

Coming Soon: The Promenade at the Mark

The Promenade at the Mark will offer opportunities for upscale shopping and dining in what is sure to become a stylish new extension of Main Street. – The first of the Promenade's carefully curated line-up of retailers and restaurants will be announced soon, adding to the excitement of this incomparable downtown lifestyle.

Coming Soon: The Promenade at the Mark

Just upstairs, the Mark offers landmark living at the pinnacle of this sophisticated seaside mecca. When you combine this with a desirable location and pricing starting from the mid $700,000s for a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, plus den luxury condominium residence, the opportunity becomes even more compelling.

Residents at the Mark will enjoy being in the middle of the action with, but they also value the privacy that is afforded to them by the separation of the public and private spaces within the community.

The Mark Sarasota also offers the luxury of simplicity – the ultimate convenience of a maintenance free, lock-and-leave lifestyle with on-site property management coordinating all resident services. A front desk concierge, secured access at all entry and exit points, access-controlled elevators, parking, and 24/7 staffed, secured lobby provide additional comfort and peace of mind.

Coming Soon: The Promenade at the Mark

Private, elevated club level amenities include a resort-style pool surrounded by inviting entertainment areas, are pit lounge and outdoor kitchen. The elegant Residents' Club Room features a catering kitchen and club bar for entertaining or special events. The Newsroom is designed to provide the day's current world and financial news in a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating areas and a daily coffee/beverage station. A state-of-the-art fitness center fulfills the promise of daily exercise, health and well-being.

Contact us today to learn more about The Mark Sarasota.