Cottonmouth restaurant in Village of the Arts announces opening date


Cottonmouth is the newest restaurant by Chef David Shiplett, who also owns Birdrock Taco Shack, located nearby in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.

Wade Tatangelo
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON – The most highly anticipated Sarasota-Manatee restaurant opening to be planned since the start of the pandemic should take place a bit earlier than expected.

Chef/owner David Shiplett aims to unveil Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen to the public Sept. 30 after announcing earlier this summer he would open in October. The restaurant occupies a historic cottage on the main road through Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, near Shiplett’s other eatery Birdrock Taco Shack. 

A casual dining destination, Cottonmouth has indoor seating adored with local artwork as well as al fresco options including a spacious, fenced in backyard area with sprawling trees providing shade and dangling Edison lights. There will also be a covered stage in the back, too, where musicians will

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Kennedy Funding Closes $3 Million Land Loan for Portion of Former Murdock Village Site in Port Charlotte, Florida

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A long-promised commercial center in Port Charlotte, Florida, will soon be underway, thanks to Kennedy Funding.

The Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based direct private lender today announced the closing of a $3 million loan to Lost Lagoon Development for the acquisition of 101.46 acres of land located at 17512 Toledo Blade Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

Lost Lagoon Development purchased the property for $3.755 million – and Kennedy Funding closed the loan – at 80% of the purchase price.

“A commercial real estate loan at 80% loan-to-cost, particularly on raw land, is quite rare in the hard money space,” said Kevin Wolfer, CEO, Kennedy Funding. “Knowing the contract contained several contingencies for rezoning and site plan approvals significantly increased this property’s value and made this an extremely unusual and attractive arrangement. Once the borrower secured the approvals, we were able to quickly close.”

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Sam the Cooking Guy Starting Ghost Kitchen Concept in Seaport Village

With restaurants still in flux and tourism curtailed, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien and his partners at Grain & Grit Collective are shifting their new Seaport Village project in a direction that’s more in line with these pandemic times. Earlier this year, the Emmy-winning “everyman cook” and the local hospitality group signed a lease for Buster’s Beach House & Longboard Bar, a longtime fixture of the Lighthouse District at the waterfront complex. Although they still intend to remodel the space into a full-fledged sit-down restaurant someday, their immediate plan is to activate it as a ghost kitchen that will offer takeout and delivery as well as outdoor seating on site.



a close up of a sign: Sam the Cooking Guy


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Sam the Cooking Guy

Called Eats by Sam, the virtual restaurant will eventually contain several different concepts, with Samburgers and Samwiches being the first to launch. Zien told Eater that the menus were informed by the

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Kennedy Funding Closes $3 Million Land Loan for Portion of Former Murdock Village Site in Port Charlotte, Florida | Nachricht

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A long-promised commercial center in Port Charlotte, Florida, will soon be underway, thanks to Kennedy Funding.

The Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based direct private lender today announced the closing of a $3 million loan to Lost Lagoon Development for the acquisition of 101.46 acres of land located at 17512 Toledo Blade Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

Lost Lagoon Development purchased the property for $3.755 million and Kennedy Funding closed the loan at80% of the purchase price.

“A commercial real estate loan at 80% loan-to-cost, particularly on raw land, is quite rare in the hard money space,” said Kevin Wolfer, CEO, Kennedy Funding. “Knowing the contract contained several contingencies for rezoning and site plan approvals significantly increased this property’s value and made this an extremely unusual and attractive arrangement. Once the borrower secured the approvals, we were able to

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