Sarasota News Leader

City of Sarasota nears halfway mark for its emergency Lido Beach renourishment project

SARASOTA (WWSB) - The City of Sarasota is nearly half way done with it’s Lido Beach renourishment project and beach goers are starting to see the difference.

A dramatic before and after picture marks the City’s progress from November to January.

“We had basically 10 feet of beach left on our property and it was miserable for the guests and us, as hoteliers,” explained David Marinich, manager of the Gulf Beach Motel Resort.

The renourishment project has been a sigh of relief for Marinich, who said this is much more than a place for people to lay their head.

“This is about a place where they’ve come to share memories and have a good time," Marinich said. "This is Lido Beach!”

The Lido Beach as they know it is returning.

“The water was right here, last week at this time and now you can see we have our beautiful beach,” Marinich showed.

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