SHOPPING CENTER in SARASOTA


 

A shopping center in Sarasota, Florida which had a narrow alley running through the middle of the property and different styles for each building.  The buildings were linked with a glass roofed arcade which replaced the alley and also redesigned with variations on a Bahama-Colonial theme to unify the center style but provide individualized  store-front appearances.

This walkway garden arcade originally had a dozen stores, but then the stores were combined to make a major restaurant-ballroom facility, and the arcade became a dining entertainment space while retaining the original village street look.

 

 The interior of a bank which is part of the same shopping center.  The customer areas are on the ground floor and clerical space is located on the interior balcony surrounded by the planter boxes.  This building was originally an automotive repair facility for Sears.