Main Street is seeing some quick turnover on a few spots on both upper and lower portions of downtown.
Here are the details of some of the places we've spotted getting ready to open.
MADE Restaurant, 1990 Main St., Suite 112
What is it: Modern American food
What used to be there: Brasserie Belge
Chef: Mark Woodruff, formerly the vice president at Two Senoritas. This new venture is not associated with Two Senoritas.
General Manager: Michael Ripatranzone
Details: The restuarant's name, MADE, stands for Modern American Delicious Easts. An official opening date hasn't been announced, but according to their Facebook page it is only "a few weeks away." Hours advertised as Mon - Sun: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Phone number is (941) 953-2900.
The Original Buscemi's Party Shoppe Pizza, 1461 Main St.
What is it: A pizza franchise chain based in Roseville, Michigan
What used to be there: Super Value Vitamins (since moved to The Landings)
Details: The chain started out in 1965 when Paul A. Buscemi bought a party store but then converted into a sub and sandwich shop, leading later into pizza and eventually started franchising the business in 1974, according to the company's website. The pizza shop touts its sauce as what makes the pizzas so good. Sarasota isn't listed as a location yet on its website, and when it opens, it appears to be the first Buscemi's to open outside of Michigan.
Owner: Gregory Sklar is listed as the owner, according to Florida's Division of Corporations
Vom Fass, 1469 Main St.
What is it: It is a combination of a liquor store and an oil and vinegar store where you choose your own bottle and bottle stopper and fill up the liquid of your choice out of tapped barrels. Besides cooking oils and vinegars, you can also get brandy, whisky, rum and absinthe, according to the website.
What used to be there: European Focus Village, which closed Dec. 26, to focus on its private tour business.
Details: Interestingly enough, as one German-friendly business leaves, another one arrives. The company was started in Waldburg, Germany in 1994, according to the company's website. Its U.S. operations are based in Madison, Wisconsin.The Facebook page for the Sarasota location is advertising a March opening. Phone number is (941) 812-8714.
And here's one more business open on Main Street that doesn't involve food:
Tube Dude Gallery, 1554 Main St.
What is it: Scott Gerber has decided to launch a downtown gallery space for his well known Tube Dude figures produced at 1001 Central Ave.
What used to be there: Sarasota Hardware
Details: The store is now open. A grand opening is planned for this location later this month, The Herald-Tribune reports.Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Phone is (941) 735-6009.
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This version updates Mark Woodruff's employment.