14th St. W. (U.S. 41), Bradenton FL 


North Tamiami Trail turns into 14th Street W. at about the Sarasota/Bradenton line. As a supplement to What It Used To Be in Sarasota, FL, here are some business establishments that are or have been located on 14th St. W. (U.S. 41) in Bradenton listed by street number. The list will be expanded and updated. Photo credits: Bradenton Herald

14th St. W. (U.S. 41) 

2239 - Academy Child Care Center used to be Fat Boy's Bar-B-Q from 1977 to about 1989. It then became Southern Comfort Saloon from 1990 to 2000 and Tia Oli's Restaurant starting in June 2001 before becoming a children's day care center by 2005.

3240 - This used to be Panda Garden Restaurant from 1989 until closing over 30 years later in 2020. It had previously been The Office Restaurant from 1975 to 1983 and Your Place To Eat from 1983 to at least 1988. Photo: Your Place To Eat from 1983.

4115 - This has been a Bob Evans Restaurant since November 1985. 

4124 - This used to be a Kmart Department Store from early 1971 until July 2004. It then became Centre Point Commons, which includes Best Buy (opened in 2006), Lowe's and Dick's Sporting Goods.

4225 - Books-A-Million (since December 1994 and expanded in 1996) at Cortez Road Shopping Center used to be a Jewel T Discount grocery store from December 1979 (moved from 5602 14th St. W.) until becoming a Save-A-Lot grocery store in 1985. Save-A-Lot then operated here through 1994. 

4304 - Pho Street Restaurant (since 2019) used to be a Lum's Restaurant, known for its hot dogs steamed in beer from 1967 to about 1982. It then became Old Town Cafe in October 1983 to about 1991, Tropical Thai in late 1992 to about 1999, Giorgio's Pizzeria in early 2002, Leona's Pizza in 2003 and Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery & Pizza from 2004 to 2016.

4320 - Rooms To Go at 1400 44th St. W. was built at about the location of a former restaurant that started as Cooks Chick-Inn from about 1968 until 1972.  It then became Cortez Inn from 1972 to 1975, Grape Vine Restaurant from 1976 to 1983 and The Bleu Max from November 1983 until closing after a fire in September 1984.

4420 - Olive Garden Restaurant (since late 1986) used to be the location of Sweden House Smorgasbord Restaurant from 1970 to 1981. It then became Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Time Theater from 1981 to 1984.  

4502 - Longhorn Restaurant (since early 2014) was built at the location that used to be a Burger King from late 1966 to the early 80's. Later here was a Grandy's Home Cookin' Restaurant from 1985 to 1992, Hops Grill & Bar from 1993 to the late 00's and Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant from 2010 to 2013. 

4573 - This has been a Chick-Fil-A Restaurant since August 2013. 

4605 - This has been Gordon Food Service since September 2010.

4615 - This used to be an A & P Supermarket from February 1963 to June 1975. It then became the 41 Center for a few years.

4616 - Bradenton Donuts (since about 1996) used to be a Mister Donut from 1967 to about 1995.

4711 - A McDonald's restaurant has operated at this location since June 1965.

4715 - This used to be an Arby's Roast Beef Restaurant from 1967 to 1990. It later became Jim Boast Dodge Used Cars & Trucks in 1993.

4723 - This used to be the short-lived Wagon Ho Restaurant (built to replicate a covered wagon), which opened in October 1969. By 1971, the building housed the motor home and truck center for Jim Boast Dodge.

4827 - Bob Boast Volkswagen started as Jim Boast Dodge all the way back in January 1964.

4903 - Enterprise Rent-A-Car used to be a Pizza Hut Restaurant from 1971 until moving to 4802 14th. St. W. in about 1999. 

4907 - 49th Ave. Commerce Center used to be Drumstick Drive-Inn of Manatee from about 1962 to 1966. It then became Smilin' Bob's Restaurant in March 1968 and just a year later in March 1969 was the opening of Maryland Fried Chicken which operated until about 1981. In December 1984, it was Wolf Camera as well as Buning The Florist at 4907A. By 1986, 4907 14th St. W. became Norton Camera until changing back to Wolf Camera in 1997 through about 2009.

5051 - This used to be Kissin Cuzzins' The Shrimp Boat Restaurant from late 1970 until 1975. It then became Tin Pan Alley Restaurant from October 1975 until 1991. After that it was Stacey's Buffet from October 1991 until 1994 and Roadhouse Grill from February 1995 until about 2007 before being torn down, although the Roadhouse sign still stood for a few years after closing. 

5105 - Ker's WingHouse Restaurant (since September 2007) used to be Kissin Cuzzins' Restaurant from 1968 to about 1991. It then became City Slickers Steakhouse in October 1994, Two Senoritas Restaurant in August 1995, The Gathering Restaurant in September 1997 and Diamond Billiards and Grill (later Club Diamonds and Diamond Sports Palace) from about 1999 until 2006, 

5131 - Touch Of Class Restaurant & Lounge (since 2008) used to be China Palace Restaurant from 1981 to about 2004. It then became 41 West Restaurant & Lounge from 2007 to 2008. Before China Palace, it was Grunman Boats from 1967 to about 1978 and Tropical Motor Mart from 1979 to about 1980.

5217 - A Dairy Queen restaurant has operated at this same location since June 1962 (60 years!). Photo Dairy Queen from 1962.

5220 - Torn down around 2009, this used to be Golden Corral Steak House from June 1979 until 1991. It then became Luigi B.G. Pasta & Pizza Factory from January 1992 to about 1994.

5411 - This has been a Wendy's restaurant since 1976. Earlier at this location beginning in 1963 was Carl Weldon Mobile Home Sales and later Franklyn Homes.

5415 - Georgia Carpet (also at 5425 14th St. W.) used to be Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips from January 1978 until becoming Dixie Lee Chicken & Seafood in 1981. It was later Grandma's Country Kitchen by 1983, Church's Fried Chicken by 1985, Zoomerz Beach Bar & Grill by 1991 and The Country Buffet from late 1993 until about 2007 (moved to 5506 W. 14th St.).. 

5416 - Cash America Pawn (since 1994) used to be Crown Liquors and Lounge from 1975 to 1988. It then became Town Liquors and Lounge from 1988 to about 1992.

5425 - Georgia Carpet & Floors (since about the start of 1995) used to be an S & H Green Stamps Redemption Center from about 1978 until 1987, when it became Dream Casual Furniture. In 1988, it was Miami Rug Company and then New York Carpet World by 1991.

5427 - IHOP Restaurant (since about the start of 1997) used to be the location of ironically, an IHOP (then known as International House Of Pancakes) Restaurant from 1979 to 1988.  It then became Wings & Curls from 1988 to about 1991. After that, it was Steve's Pizzeria & Restaurant and then Thai Pepper Restaurant from the start of 1993 until 1996 before being rebuilt into the new IHOP.

5520 - The former Joyland (2008 to early 2020) used to be Village Barn from at least 1955 until 1995. It then became Outerlimits Entertainment Complex and Beaches Bar & Grill in early 1997 until early 2003, when it was changed to Club Heat and Rockerfellas. Back in the late 1930's and early 1940's, the Old Mystery Ship sandwich shop was at this location in which the shop was built under a small plane that had mysteriously been parked here .

5627 - This used to be a Grand Union supermarket from February 1975 until Grand Union closed all their Florida stores in February 1984. It then became a Winn Dixie supermarket from April 1984 to April 1989. Staples later operated here (at least in part of the old supermarket area) from about 1993 to 2013 and then Harbor Freight.

5711 - This has been a Red Lobster Restaurant since early 1971.

5730 - Value Furniture at Southwood Shoppes used to be a SuperX Drugs from 1981 to about 1986. It then became a Rite Aid Pharmacy until about 1993 and a Beall's Outlet for Her store by 1994. It later became a Bob's Carpet Mart by 2007.

5872 - Cheap Tobacco used to be Trolley Station Restaurant from 1985 to about 1990.  It then became Sarasota Brewing Company from 1991 to 1993, Crabby Bill's Famous Seafood Restaurant from 1994 to 1998, Socials, The Potato Club (opened in 1999), Manatee Max (opened in 2001), Marco Polo Buffet II (opened in 2003) and Dimitri's Country Oven Buffet (opened in 2004).

6004 - This has been a Taco Bell Restaurant since about 1997.

6008 - Sonic Drive-In Restaurant (since January 2015) started as a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant from July 2002 to November 2010.  After being vacant for over three years, it became Sax Burgers & Sandwiches from February 2014 to June 2014 and Sara Soda Drive-In Restaurant from June 2014 to August 2014 before Sonic returned to this location.

6010 - The former Duff's Buffet (from about 2010 until 2020) used to be a Morrison's Cafeteria from 1973 to 1999, when it changed to Piccadilly Cafeteria until 2003. It then became Splendid Buffet in October 2003 until 2008 and Wildflame Steakhouse in 2009.

6023 - This has been Perkins' Restaurant and Bakery since November 1984.

6030 - Publix Supermarket has operated here at Bayshore Gardens Shopping Center since February 1992.

6032 - Sam Oh Jung in Bayshore Gardens used to be Lotus Garden Chinese Gourmet, which opened in April 1993.

6100 - TJ Maxx opened here ar Bayshore Gardens in May 1993.

6706 - Speedway (built in 2002 as a Hess service station) is at the location that used to be a Western Sizzlin' Steak House from 1975 to 1991. It then became Cattle Company Cafe from 1991 to about 2000.

6713 - The former Grill 41 (2016 to 2018) used to be Piccirilli's Italian Restaurant from 1976 to 1988 and again from 1992 to 2002.  In between, it was Casadio Italian Restaurant from 1988 to 1992.  After the second tenure of Piccirilli's, it became Villa Bruno Italian Restaurant from 2004 to 2005, Tony's Italian American Restaurant & Dinner Show (opened in 2005), Vaccaro's Ristorante Italiano (opened in 2007), Bacalao's Restaurant (opened about 2009) and Hacienda Mexican Grill & Cantina (opened about 2012). Photo: Piccirilli's from 1986.

6828 - Dollar Tree (since about 2016) used to be an Eckerd Drugs store beginning in November 1970 for about 30 years. It later became a Family Dollar store in September 2003 before switching to Dollar Tree.

6844 - Asia Restaurant (since November 1976) used to be Dwight's Restaurant from 1970 to 1973 and Pirates Inn Restaurant from 1973 to 1976.  Earlier, although listed at 6880 14th St. W., it was Cobb's Country Restaurant from 1967 to 1970.

6906 - Anna Maria Oyster Bar (since September 1997) used to be Bollettieri Sports Grille from February 1996 to April 1997.  

6916 - Banana Factory Bar and Grill (since 1998) used to be Vince's Italian American Restaurant from June 1964 (moved from next door at 6912 14th St. W.) until early 1976. It then became Romano's Restaurant and Lounge until 1998.



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  1. When I first moved to Sarasota in January of 1979 I stayed at a campground in Bradenton. I belive it was called the Flintstones campground or something like that but I can't remember exactly where it was. Somewhere near where the Cadillac dealership is now?

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