Westfield Sarasota Square mall has claimed another dining casualty: Coyne's Pier 28.
Home to jumbo lump crab cakes, bloody Marys and a steamer and raw bar, Coyne's originated in Maryland and opened its Sarasota location in June 2012.
On Sunday (July 21), the restaurant posted a brief message on its Facebook page:
"To all of our friends and family: we have closed our mall location, and we are working on opening another. Thanks for all your love and support. See you all REALLY soon!"
Before Coyne's moved in, the restaurant site was home to Cosimo's Too! After two and a half years, Cosimo's owners John and Susie Ganley closed the restaurant and sports bar in June 2011, citing the economic climate.
Coyne's owners could not be reached for comment.