I attended the Destination Downtown luncheon yesterday organized by the Downtown Partnership of Sarasota. The topic : The Partnership’s merger with two { possibly three } Downtown Associations ; Downtown Merchants Association and Palm Avenue Association.
Burns Square, who expressed their interest at the luncheon will likely join in. And what about Rosemary District and Towles Court ?? Stay tuned….

“There is power in numbers,” said Merchants Association vice president Wendy Getchell. “We all have the same interests at heart.”

The Palm Avenue organization has 40 members, the Merchants Association 150 and the Partnership another 150. There may be some overlap but the point is they will be stronger and financially more stable working together.

Partnership chairman Phil Chmieleski hopes to start re-structuring before August.

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