Many families coming to enjoy the beach will soon have to wait in front of a strip club. That’s because trolleys people use to save time and money on parking will be changing stops. People WINK News spoke to are not on board with this new change.
A new LeeTran bus stop will be in front of Fantasy’s At The Beach strip club on Fort Myers Beach starting Thursday, Nov. 8.
The previous spot was at the beach park-and-ride parking lot.
Neighbors like Michael Dearden said its not sending a family-friendly message.
“All of our women, children and elderly who live here on San Carlos Island, who use the trolleys regularly for regular transportation, all the families they encourage to use the park-and-ride and come down here and park and enjoy our beautiful beach, are now going to be forced to stand in front of a strip club,” Dearden said.
Lee Tran posted on its website at least 12 of its existing routes will change concurrently with the new stop at Fantasy’s. So, some of the routes will changes paths and move stop locations the same way too.
Neighbors said they’re not on board.
And on a busy Friday night, the managers at Fantasy’s told WINK, they don’t mind the change and think it could even bring customers to the business.
WINK also spoke to the county spokesperson for answers as to why Lee Tran decided to change the path, but she would only tell us she could help on Monday.