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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 79 Siesta Seen to approve a bid for installation of lighting at EAT HERE SIESTA KEY OPENS crosswalks in Siesta Village. That date is Jan. 29. Sean Murphy, owner of the award-winning In a Dec. 20 email to the commissioners, Beach Bistro and Eat Here restaurants on James K. Harriott Jr., the county���s chief engi- Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota, respectiveneer (and head, therefore, of Public Works), ly, has announced that his Eat Here in Siesta wrote that the Invitation for Quotes for the Village has opened. procurement and installation of 14 decorative Siesta architect Mark Smith had told SKA LED bollards at seven Village crosswalks was members it would be completed in December advertised on Dec. 7. in the space once occupied by Total Tennis. A mandatory pre-quote meeting was held on Dec. 20, he added, with representatives from two firms present, along with ���Mr. Peter van Roekens, representing the Siesta Key Village Association.��� Van Roekens was the person who proposed the bollards during the January 2011 SKVA meeting. He represents both the Siesta Key Association ��� which he serves as vice president ��� and the Terrace East board at the SKVA���s monthly sessions. A press release from Murphy notes, ���Eat Here [in downtown Sarasota] was named ���Best New Restaurant��� by Florida Trend Magazine, SRQ Magazine, Sarasota Herald Tribune and Sarasota Magazine. It celebrates chef-crafted cookery with presentations of local farm products; fresh, locally-caught seafood; inspired pizza and taco cuisine; refreshing, fruit-infused cocktails and craft beer and wine. The newest chef-driven, Gulf Coast cookery on Siesta Key offers the same winning formula as its predecessors.��� Among the menu selections, the release notes, are ���the Killer Grilled Cheese with muenster and gruyere cheeses and caramelized onions; free-range, buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles; Lobster Tacos; Lobstercargot; Island Ribs; Gulf Coast Oyster Fry and New OrleSKVA President Russell Matthes voiced his ans-style Seafood Stew.��� view during both the November and Decem- The newest Eat Here is located at 240 Aveniber meetings of his group that the bollards da Madera. It serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. should be in place by mid-February, when Vil- weekdays and is open until 11 p.m. on weeklage businesses consider the tourist season ends. Call 346-7800 for more information or officially under way. visit % Harriott added in his email that, per the commissioners��� direction, staff would bring the quotes to them on Jan. 29, along with ���a proposed funding solution before any notice to proceed is issued.���

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