Sarasota -- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the grand opening of Mable’s Coffee and Tea. The coffee shop, located inside the McKay Visitor’s Pavilion, will celebrate its opening Monday, Sept. 14, by offering free beverages and treats to visitors between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mable’s Coffee and Tea, managed by Metz Culinary, will serve Starbuck’s products and includes full barista service in addition to an array of pastries, snacks and treats.

The Ringling is also announcing the upcoming openings of two additional food service venues on campus. The Ringling Grillroom, also located inside the McKay Visitor’s Pavilion will provide fine dining and beverages, and is set to open around Oct. 12. The Banyan Garden Bistro, a more casual dining alternative, will open on the Ringling grounds before the end of 2020.

The Ringling will be offering museum members an exclusive perk. Starting Sept. 17, members will enjoy the opportunity to have an extra hour on campus via Member Mornings at The Ringling. Jennifer Price, the museum’s deputy director said” Mornings are a very special time on the museum grounds. In the current high-stress climate, we thought it would be wonderful to offer our members an additional hour of respite in our tranquil setting. We will also have one museum venue, such as the Museum of Art, open each week for members to explore. We look forward to seeing members on campus and we have ample opportunity for social distancing on our 66-acre campus.” The Ringling asks that all visitors wear masks or facial coverings when inside the museum’s buildings.

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About The Ringling
The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today.

 A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida – which includes the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, an historic mansion, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars, and lifelong learners of every age within the region, across the country and around the world.