Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

World of Beet Breaks with Sarsota Tavern

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

World of Beet Breaks with Sarsota Tavern

Article excerpt

SARASOTA -- The signs

say World of Beer. So do the

employees when answering

the phones. But the tavern in

downtown Sarasota isn't a

World of Beer. Not anymore.

The Tampa-based chain

revoked the franchise agreement

for the tavern at 1888

Main St. last month, court

records show. But the local

watering hole that opened to

great fanfare in spring 2015 was

still presenting itself Tuesday

as a World of Beer, despite no

longer appearing on the company's

website.

A call Tuesday to World of

Beer Franchising's headquarters

in Tampa confirmed that

the local bar no longer is part

of the company.

A representative of the

local franchise did not

return voicemail seeking

comment.

This comes as World

of Beer is engaged in a

legal fight with the local

franchisee, SRQBeer

LLC, over the closing and

rebranding of the former

World of Beer at 8217

Tourist Center Drive off

University Parkway. …

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