I do not know, about other areas, except for the Brickell post, but Sarasota has been hit with a number of restaurant closings.
In the last 2 months the following have closed. Zak's Steakhouse
Main Street Oyster Bar
Cork/Bottle Shop, St Armands Circle
516 Burns Court
These are not little sandwich/convenience shops; but they represent some of the town's better venues
I guess this is not "The Summer of Recovery" as we hear about from the pols!
Any other areas hit as hard as Sarasota?
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