In 1986, the Knaggs family opened their 50-seat restaurant in a restored 1920s era gas station. It has since grown to accommodate 140 guests with 4 unique dining rooms: The Bird Room, The Patio Room, Main Room, and The Gossips Lounge, along with 2 charming courtyards allowing for dining al fresco. Diners at The Bijou Cafe note a joie de vivre, or “enjoyment of life,” in the restaurant as the Knaggs Family has instilled a commitment to passionate service in their staff.
Led by owner Sharon Carole, General Manager Cameron Hall and Executive Chef Christopher Covelli, this historic Mediterranean-style building has been re-designed into an eclectic dining space while retaining the character and integrity of the original Sarasota Times Newspaper building. Sage features a multi-level dining room with a vintage copper cocktail bar, 3400 sq. ft. of private event space and a covered rooftop lounge with 360° views of downtown Sarasota.
Almost 35 years after her parents created Evelyn & Arthur, Adrianne Weissman and her husband Fred, continue to focus on lifestyle, philanthropy, and quality. We have expanded from the original Palm Beach store to nine store locations across Florida (plus a tenth store in Hilton Head, South Carolina) and updated the Evelyn & Arthur concept with more modern, contemporary clothing and the addition of accessories and gifts.