Sure, Laurel Park is a historic neighborhood known for its restored Arts & Crafts and Florida Cracker cottages and its proximity to Main Street and downtown Sarasota—not to mention Burns Square and the Sarasota Bayfront. And sure, as the epicenter of Florida’s cultural coast Sarasota is well known for its fine arts. But did you know that Laurel Park also boasts one of the best comics and gaming shops you’ll ever find? The Dark Side, located at 408 S. Washington Boulevard (in a small plaza alongside a yoga studio and barber shop, among several others) is both a comic book shop and the home of Sarasota’s biggest gaming community.
Owned and operated by local green builder Devin Rutkowski, LPM manages nearly sixty apartments, cottages, and bungalows in Historic Laurel Park, Downtown Sarasota’s urban village. Our unique properties exude historic charm and feature many green amenities including energy-efficient appliances and lighting, low-VOC paints, and low-flow fixtures. We also offer a recycling program with incentives.