Area Businesses: St. Armands, Longboat Key, Sarasota County, and Central Florida's Gulf Coast
Sarasota County is fortunate to have a great diversity of small businesses and a selection of well-known companies like banks, grocery stores and department stores. If you feel the need for "big city" shopping, a quick trip over the Skyway Bridge to Tampa or St. Pete will fulfill that yen.
- Real Estate
- Shopping Centers and Malls
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies and Hospitals
Shopping in Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Shopping in our area varies from the larger all inclusive big malls to a multitude of smaller strip malls and a shoppers paradise of boutique shops. These are the local malls, there are many more in the Tampa Bay area across the Skyway Bridge.
Sarasota Grocery Stores
Here are the well known chains that are located in Sarasota County. We also have some excellent, smaller shops that you will notice in your travels.
Sarasota Pharmacies and Hospitals
Need a prescription filled or just need to pick up some toiletries? Here is a list of some of the larger chains throughout the county. Many of the chain grocery stores also have a pharmacy.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Bradenton Herald are the two, large, local newspapers. The Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Tribune are also available by subscription or in the many newspaper racks located throughout the area. Our area has several smaller papers that cater to a smaller geographical area within the county. These are available in many grocery stores and other locations.
St. Armands Area Restaurants
Eating out in the area is a breeze as there is a restaurant for everyone's taste, from drive through, home delivery, a relaxed sandwich or a special night of fine dining.
There are many national and community banks in Sarasota County. Here are a few so you can find a location near you.