Top web stories: Week of June 23-27

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These are the stories that generated the most web traffic on this week.

Eat Here closed, World of Beer moving into downtown Sarasota

The Tampa native craft beer chainWorld of Beer will soon add its largest pub in the region to the city of Sarasota. The new location will be at 1888 Main St., replacing the locally owned Eat Here, which closed Sun., June 22nd.

'Corpse plant' in full bloom at Selby

Botany staff at Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota got smelly surprise Friday when one of their two rare Corpse Plants bloomed earlier than anticipated.

Make your own pizza shop to open in new mall

The Bradenton Herald reports that the largest franchisee of Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels will open a pizza place inside the mall.

Burglar logs into Facebook on victim's computer

A Minnesota man has become people's exhibit No. 1 for why a life of crime and a social media habit don't mix.

Courteous North Port alligator uses the crosswalk

Why did the alligator cross the road? We don't know, but at least it was courteous enough to use the pedestrian crosswalk when it did.

Englewood woman dies in odd vehicle accident

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Alys Arnall was in a pickup truck on Yale Street and got out of the driver's seat while the truck was still in reverse.

Venice veteran says he lost job after giving muffin to needy person

"He looked a little needy. He asked if I had any mayonnaise and some tartar sauce. He said he was going to cook a fish."

'No Swim' advisory issued for Venice Beach

The "no-swim" advisories are based on elevated levels of indicator bacteria, some of which are naturally present in the environment.

Who's destroying sensitive shorebird nesting sites on Siesta Key?

"Thursday night somebody ran a two wheel motorcycle right through the middle of the least tern and snowy plover colony, destroyed the buffer and in process destroyed about a dozen least tern eggs," Luckner says.

Patriot Plaza set to officially open

The community dedication for Patriot Plaza, the new amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery, is set for Saturday, and the new facility honors a legacy of military service.