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A FLORIDA-FRIENDLY OPTION O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill on the bayfront in downtown Sarasota is one large chickee. Photo by Rachel Hackney THE COUNTY COMMISSION HAS ASKED STAFF ONCE AGAIN TO RESEARCH THE POTENTIAL FOR USING CHICKEES AS BUS SHELTERS AND SAVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With staff having told the Sarasota County Barbetta raised the point again during the Commission the cost of a new Sarasota Coun- commission's March 5 regular meeting ty Area Transit (SCAT) bus shelter is about in Venice. $40,000, CommissionReferring to chickees, er Joe Barbetta has asked County AdminWhat could be more Florida than he said, "They can be istrator Randall Reid a chickee? And what would be better than put up very inexpento put renewed effort getting people out of the weather? sively, and the permitinto checking out the ting's not a problem." feasibility of a less exJack Gurney Former Member He understood, he pensive option: chickTree Advisory Council added, that the City of ee huts.

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