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Treasure hunt! Second annual Main Street Bazaar hits the curb Saturday

January 13, 2011

All set and ready for their second annual event, the communities of Main Street on San Carlos Island are eagerly coming together yet again for their second annual Main Street Bazaar, Business and Yard Sale, taking place Saturday, Jan. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is the perfect opportunity to come on down, peruse the many different communities and special offerings that residents and business owners will have, stay for some live music, coffee, donuts, pancake breakfasts and lunch that many of the clubhouses will offer, and enjoy finding some great bargains and deals along the way.

"This is a great way to visit and get to know all of our great businesses and residences of our Main Street community," said Bill Arendt, co-organizer of the annual event.

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Last year, Bill estimated about 800 to 900 visitors came to the Main Street community during their bazaar, and anticipates just as many this year.

"Many of our Main Street businesses will have special offers, sales and discounts that day, from fresh shrimp and seafood to Key West Express excursions," he said.

Private residents will be offering anything from collectibles, antiques and knick knacks to clothing, home goods, electronics, books, jewelry and so much more.

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Gulf Cove:?Sale at the clubhouse, as well as coffee and donuts.

Sunnyland: A number of individual yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Feel free to peruse the community.

Semmer Electric: A number of tables in front of their place of business.

Oak Street North: A number of individual yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Feel free to peruse the community.

Trico Shrimp Company: Florida Pink Shrimp special, straight from the Dry Tortugas. Head-on shrimp, ideal size for grilling, 16-18 per pound, $5.95 per pound.

Nancy Lane: A number of individual yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Feel free to peruse the community.

Beach Seafood: $1 off all frozen shrimp and fresh or frozen fish.

Key West Express: A special round-trip fare from Fort Myers Beach to Key West, good for a good length of time, will be offered.

Helen Lane: Sale at the clubhouse that will include a bake sale, as well as individual yard sales throughout the community.

Oyster Bay Lane West: A number of individual yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Feel free to peruse the community.

Oyster Bay RV?Park:?Pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sale at the clubhouse, plus a bake sale.

Ebb Tide: Sale at the clubhouse.

Big Game Bar and Grill: 99-cent drafts and $5 pitchers, starting at noon.

Salty Sam's Ship Store: Clothing items, pirates and pirate attire, sodas, water, snow cones, hot dogs and popcorn.

Port Carlos Cove: Sale at the clubhouse and pool area. Traditional goods, clothes, furniture, glassware, household items, books, electronics etc. Homemade soups, pies, baked goods available for on-site consumption or to take home. Plus, grilled brats, burgers, chips and sodas, starting at 10 a.m. Also live entertainment by the Boat Lizards, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of parking in the open field behind the clubhouse.

Bake sales and special lunches will be offered at several of the community clubhouses, and live music from the Boat Lizards will be heard at the Port Carlos Cove clubhouse, from 10 a.m. to noon.

"Plus, with so many great seafood specials, be sure to bring a cooler for all of these fabulous deals," Bill said. "Parking was a little of a hassle last time, but this year, we have plenty of room in the big lot of Port Carlos Cove, near the clubhouse, and in the Salty Sam's lot, if you're having trouble finding a spot."

At the left, you'll find a list of communities and businesses offering something special that day. Keep in mind the businesses will be offering their specials all day, not just during the hours of the bazaar.

Also, be sure to take an extra gander at the three ads on this page for additionally great specials taking place that day from the Key West Express, Beach Seafood and Trico Seafood.

"Come to our second annual sale and find that treasure you've been looking for," Bill concluded. "Join in on the fun and entertainment. It's a great time for the whole family!"



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