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BREAKING NEWS: VACATION RENTAL PLANS FOR SARASOTA & MANATEE COUNTY APPROVED!
The Department of Business & Professional Regulation has approved the plans related to the reopening of vacation rentals in Sarasota and Manatee County's counties.
As a reminder, as part of the governor's full phase 1 reopening of Florida that was announced last week and made official by Executive Order 2020-123, all counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals with a written request from the County Administrator and the county’s safety plan for vacation rental operation submitted to DBPR.
To help assist Florida counties with the development of their vacation rental reopen plans, DBPR has offered the following guidance:
Recommended Safety Measures
Effective May 18, 2020, the following measures are recommended as minimum standards for vacation rentals that are accepting reservations and guests for any length of stay:
Click here for other best practices.
In addition to this guidance, Sarasota County has provided Recommendations for Property Owners and Managers.
Island Bar & Grill in Surfside Beach, South Carolina is truly the bar where "everybody knows your name." (I dare you not to sing that theme song in your head!)
Originally from Maine, Brandon and Cynthia Bushaw opened Island Bar and Grill in 2004. They never imagined just how much this little hometown bar would capture their heart and the hearts of the community.
Brandon and Cynthia have been each others sweethearts since they were in middle school, and began their exciting adventure of owning their own restaurant just a few short years later at the ages of 22 & 23! Little did they know that their decision to open one of the best restaurants in the area would bring them the following they have now.
Their commitment to not your typical "bar food" is what sets them apart from all the rest. One of the early pioneers of craft beer in our area Island Bar and Grill strives to think outside the box when it comes to new additions to their menu.
A new item I cannot WAIT to try is their Philly Cheesesteak Totchos! How can you go wrong with Philly Cheese Steak on top of tator tots?? Two words.....you CAN'T!
There are not many days that you could visit Island Bar and Grill where you wouldn't run into the entire Bushaw family (including their adorable kids Aria & Kellen)! Just a few that you might have the chance to meet are; sister Juliann Bushaw DeForrest & brother-in-law Trip DeForrest of The Deforrest Team, sister Melissa Doucette of Doucette Appraisals & brother-in-law Tom of Gutter Techs, or their parents Tim & Karin Bushaw of TK Cleaning.
The most awesome thing about this family is that they are all local small business owners. They all do what they can to support each other and other small businesses in our community! To know them is to love them, and once you're in your're part of the family too!
So what are you waiting for?? Call Island Bar and Grill in Surfside and grab a dinner you won't soon forget!
Order Online - Island Bar & Grill Surfside Beach Website
Call ahead - 843-650-3157
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