Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's 2007 population to be 53,471.
Tropicana Products is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of orange juice. Founded in 1947 by Anthony T. Rossi, an Italian immigrant, it has grown to over 8,000 employees in 2004, and markets its products throughout the United States. It has been owned by PepsiCo, Inc. since 1998. Tropicana has entered a business deal with CSX (a train company) to haul their famous juice trains, a relationship in effect since 1971. In 2003, Tropicana's corporate headquarters were relocated to Chicago when PepsiCo consolidated their beverage business after the acquisition of Gatorade, but their juice production still remains in Bradenton. Champs Sports, a nationwide sports-apparel chain, is headquartered in Bradenton, as is department store chain Bealls. Bradenton has been hit considerably hard by the United States housing market correction, as reported by CNN, projecting a 24.8% loss in median home values by the third quarter of 2008.
Bradenton is home to the Village of the Arts, a renovated neighborhood immediately south of downtown where special zoning laws allow residents to live and work in their homes. Many of these once dilapidated houses have been converted into studios, galleries, small restaurants and other small businesses. The Village of the Arts promotes its 'First Fridays' activities celebrating the seasons and different holidays. The Village of the Arts remains the largest arts district on the Gulf Coast.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,902, and the median income for a family was $42,366. Males had a median income of $28,262 versus $23,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,133. About 9.7% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Beth & Company - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 422 26th Street W.
Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 708-6708
Diversity A Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 4424 5th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 756-5539
Makeeba Braids & Weave Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 108 Martn Luther King Avenue East # A Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 748-0108
Maty African Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 3620 1st Street W
Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 744-0719
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Green G Fitness Studio - Category: Fitness - Green G Fitness is a personal training and group fitness facility that provides clients with fitness services from one-on-one personal training sessions and small group weight management programs to group fitness classes and facilitated stretching. - 5404 26th Street West Bradenton Fl (941) 739-5953 - (visit website)
Katt Hefner - Category: Entertainment Services - Jazz vocalist and recording artist. For parties, corportions, concerts. Local, regional, national and international. - 5400 34th Street W. 10F, Bradenton Fl (941) 306-8574 - (visit website)
TrueBlue33 Computer Repair Service, LLC - Category: Computer Repair - We are a family owned business that specialize in computer systems technology and repair. - 4506B 19th Street Circle West, Bradenton Fl (941) 592-7714 - (visit website)
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Family Heritage House Museum - Category: Museum - 5840 26th Street West Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 752-5319 - (visit website)
New Horizein Church of God in Christ - 804 22nd Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 750-6709
St Stephens AME Church - 629 Martin Luther King Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208-2049
Ward Temple A M E Church - 1017 5Th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 747-8288
Katt Hefner - Category: Entertainment - Jazz vocalist and recording artist. For parties, corportions, concerts. Local, regional, national and international. - 5400 34th Street W. 10F, Bradenton Fl (941) 306-8574 - (visit website)
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