Wednesday, February 9, 2022 / by Dianne Anderson
St. Armands Circle is a shopping and dining island mecca nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. With over 130 boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants, the circle provides a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike. Here are some fun facts and tidbits of history that you might want to know about this beautifully unique destination, often termed “The Jewel of Sarasota.”
The Name Is Actually Misspelled
St. Armand’s Circle was originally settled in 1893 by French pioneer Charles St. Amand who bought 130 acres of land. His name was actually misspelled “Armand” on the land deeds, but the name stuck through the years!
The Layout Of The Circle Was Inspired By The Ringling Circus
In 1917, the circus tycoon John Ringling bought all of St. Armand’s Key, Bird K! ...