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Ocean Blues HT Archives 2013

Ocean Blues / HT ARCHIVE 2013

Ocean Blues, a live music venue and full-liquor bar/restaurant in Sarasota's Southside Village neighborhood, has closed about three years to the day since opening.

"Sorry to say we are no more," reads an email issued this afternoon by Scott Reid, the owner of Ocean Blues. "Thanks for all your help in the past. And good luck in the future!"

Ocean Blues, at 1936 Hillview Street, was located right next door to the Five O’Clock Club, one of region's longest-running live music venues. Ocean Blues offered live music most nights of the week, ranging from a Sunday blues jam to performances by jazz ensembles and  singer-songwriters.

"Well, it was fun while it lasted," reads a post on Ocean Blues' Facebook page. "We want to thank everyone that supported us over the last three years. The musicians, our employees, and most of all…our customers that made Ocean Blues so special. We love you all. And thanks for the memories."

Do you have a favorite memory from Ocean Blues? Please share in the comments section below.

Last modified: July 30, 2014
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