Award and City Project Updates Highlight ‘Coffee with the City Manager’

Rare Earth COLORThe City of Stuart Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) today announced the winner of its quarterly Business Buzz Award. Rare Earth Gallery, a Downtown Stuart shop specializing in unique handmade art, will be recognized at Coffee with the City Manager Wednesday, October 9 at 8:00 a.m. at the Flagler Center, 201 SW Flagler Avenue in Downtown Stuart. The local business will receive the award in a formal presentation at the event. The Business Buzz Award is given quarterly to a buzzworthy Stuart business.

The event will also feature updates on current city activities, including the new fire assessment district. Complimentary coffee, juice, and breakfast treats will be served.

Coffee with the City Manager is hosted by the City of Stuart CRA. “This is an opportunity for different groups  in the CRA to get together, network, learn about the CRA, and share what’s happening in their community,” said CRA Administrator Teresa Lamar-Sarno. “There’s only one rule – good news only!”

The City of Stuart Community Redevelopment Agency was created in 1986 to eliminate slum and blighted conditions in its communities and re-established and expanded in 1998 and 2002. The CRA is directed by the Community Redevelopment Board (CRB) and implements the objectives, programs, and projects defined in the CRA Plan adopted by the City of Stuart in August 2002. The CRB meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 in the City Hall Chambers at 121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For more information, please visit