BRADENTON - The long-anticipated, 500-space parking garage in downtown Bradenton is finished.


The $13.8 million garage, including Chamber of Commerce offices and five ground-floor retail spaces, will likely be open to the public within a month. The city is waiting on crews to finish a delayed streetscape project, but guests at the SpringHill Suites already have access.

A rooftop bar is also expected to open. Mayor Wayne Poston says he's been getting a lot of questions about when the public will see the Oak & Stone lounge.