April 19, 2021


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Restaurant and Bar News in Sarasota-Manatee: Jan. 6-12

Vernona Gourmet opens on St. Armands Circle

Sarasota’s famed shopping and dining district has a new destination.

The new Vernona Gourmet on St. Armands Circle is a full-service chophouse serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; late-night lounge with entertainment; deli convenience market; artist lounge and gallery; and tobacco and wine store.  Plus, Vernona’s owner has plans to provide home delivery of groceries and meals, curbside takeout and catering services.

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“Since we have all this space (10,000 square feet), we’re darn well going to use it,” said Business Manager Rick Allen, when asked about such an ambitious undertaking. “We want to provide a wonderful convenience to the community, a wonderful place for dining and nightlife, plus the convenience of a market.”