Maggie Menderski

Journalist. Storyteller. Conversationalist.

Grocery wars

Are Lucky’s Market, Earth Fare and Safeway imminent in Southwest Florida’s grocery future? Analysts say that the three brands are the mostly likely candidates for an unnamed grocery store slated to be … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Going to the dogs

ST. ARMANDS KEY — Franklin Klein gladly takes questions at the bakery where he works on St. Armands Circle. But he also responds to barks. It’s a necessary but welcomed courtesy, since … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Movies with Taste

CineBistro rolled out its first big screen today. It’s got six more to go before it can even think about red carpets, but construction is well underway on the luxury … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmas Eve eve rush

Ann Paige wasn’t sure she’d celebrate Christmas this year. But as she pushed more than $800 worth of gifts toward the cash register, she’d clearly changed her mind. Her husband, … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Customer service

Customer service takes on a whole new meaning at Compass. The clients actually give back to others. Since the first Compass store opened in Venice during March, the founders have … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Last-minute rush

Karis Meier had to finish her holiday shopping before the most important Christmas gift arrived on Saturday. Her husband was finally coming home from Afghanistan. So on Wednesday afternoon, her … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oh Canada

Paul Breton knew he’d have to tighten his belt to winter in Sarasota this year. But to Breton, watching his wallet is better than bundling up for a Canadian winter. … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment
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