Good news department:
Cheers: Bradenton Beach finally signed off on a contract to reconstruct the historic Bridge Street Pier, once a wonderful Sarasota Bay spot before storm damage shuttered access to the entire structure.
Work is poised to begin in August with a January finish, in time for the height of the snowbird season. Locals can't wait for the lengthy wait to end.
Bradenton vacant office properties are attracting tenants after a long dry spell. Though the uptick is small, the signs for continued improvement are there.
Downtown is on a winning streak with new businesses and higher visitor counts. Who wouldn't want to be part of an ever more vibrant city center?