OVERVIEW

The Reserve is a unique gathering place: wine bar; retail wine shop; craft beer bar; cafe with coffees, teas, and kombuchas; independent bookstore; live music venue, and venue space in Downtown Sarasota conveniently located next to, well, pretty much, everything! Located in historically significant Ringling Buildings that also include guest accommodations, we have a great selection of curated books from the latest releases to bestsellers and beach reads. You can always enjoy your beverages in our beautiful courtyard, or you can take them with you, wherever you’re headed, or to your room. The Reserve is a special place and you never know who you might meet here: artists; Broadway performers; elected officials; musicians spanning Motown to jazz to world music; authors (local, national, and international); minor and major celebrities (including reality show actors); national news networks; hurricane chasers; scientists; mystics; poets; priests, and more! Come spend some quality time with your friends and family here.

ARE WE KID-FRIENDLY?
We have children of our own and are a kid-friendly establishment.

ARE WE DOG-FRIENDLY?
Having dogs of our own, ranging from Retrievers to Springer Spaniels to rescue pups, we support a dog-friendly environment for nice, friendly, well-trained, leashed dogs. We'll even provide a cool bowl of water.

DO WE HAVE FREE WIFI?
Why, yes, we do have free wifi.

DO WE HAVE FOOD?
Yes, we offer light bites to complement our beverage offerings. From quiches to meat and cheese charcuterie boards and Meditteranean platters, we have just the thing to satisfy your hunger and perfectly complement your beverage choices.

WHAT ARE OUR HOURS?

Regular Hours
*Hours often extended for special events, Meetups, book signings, parties, and more!
Monday, 8 am-6 pm*
Tuesday, 8 am-6 pm*
Wednesday, 8 am-8 pm
Thursday, 8 am-8 pm
Friday, 8 am-10 pm
Saturday, 9 am-10 pm
Sunday, 9 am-1 pm

NOTE:  We host many special events. If you have a special event you'd like to discuss, please email Jessica@TheReserveSRQ.com or call us at 941-702-5859.

 


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Kim Cressell
proprietor

Prior to serving in an executive leadership/oversight role with The Reserve (primarily in the marketing and event management arenas), Kim has amassed more than 20 years of experience serving companies from Fortune 500s and Fortune 1000s to medium-sized and small businesses.

She possesses deep experience in strategy, marketing, and communications using both traditional and social media. She has helped C-level executives & executive teams conceptualize, strategize, and execute transformational initiatives that transform their businesses and unleash their full potential while meeting established business objectives.

Kim has several years of experience in global communications consulting for a leading company in the business process outsourcing space (the company has approximately 60,000 employees across more than 20 countries worldwide).

Kim has served as Vice President and Practice leader for Aon Consulting and serves Aon Hewitt (now Alight) and its clients in a communications consulting capacity. Her career experience includes some of the world’s top B2C and B2B brands: AT&T; Bloomin' Brands (Outback Steakhouse); Campbell Soup Company; Coca-Cola/Sprite; Credit Suisse; Ford Motor Company Fund; General Motors (Saab); HP; Kraft; Nordstrom; PNC Banks; Philips Consumer Electronics; Procter & Gamble; Swanson Broth; VELVEETA, Walmart, & more.

She is a certified Prosci Change Management professional, as well as a published author and editor with numerous book, website, & magazine credits.

Kim has been a resident of the North Trail since the year 2000. Now, Kim brings her extensive experience into further developing The Reserve and making the North Trail a better place to spend time, live and work. She is active with the North Trail Business Partnership and serves on the Board of Directors for the SaraSolo Festival and the Steering Committee for Equality Florida's Annual Gala.

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jessica simmons
proprietor

Jessica has 20-plus years of proven experience in building businesses and developing successful and profitable real estate ventures. Today, she is the chief executive of The Reserve, overseeing all aspects of the business, including strategy, product launches and support, HR/staff management, and operations.

Her professional experience includes professional employer organizations (PEOs), Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO), and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms. She is a broad-based, multi-functional consultant who is certified in Life & Health insurance and also in HR (Senior Professional in Human Resources).

Jessica is passionate about helping organizations achieve breakthrough results. She leverages current and emerging marketplace trends to solve business objectives, both current and future. From startups and turnarounds, to a private equity-backed HR services firm to a global consulting organization (Aon Consulting), she has driven effective strategies and execution, and improved overall business performance for the companies she has served.

In additional to developing The Reserve and its “Village Concept,” Jessica is hard at work launching The Reserve VA – bringing the family’s Virginia farm, vineyards, and products to Sarasota.

Jessica is licensed in insurance in Life & Health and has earned her MBA.

Jessica has been a resident of the North Trail since 1993. And she is now bringing her personal and professional experience into developing The Reserve and making the North Trail a better place to spend time, live and work. She is active on the North Trail Business Partnership and strongly supports a host of community and performing arts organizations, including the SaraSolo Festival. Jessica also serves on the Steering Committee for Equality Florida's Annual Gala.