Fire department purchases Big Hickory Waterfront Grille & Marina for $6M


The Bonita Springs Fire Department closed a $6 million deal with the owners of Big Hickory Waterfront Grille & Marina on Tuesday to purchase the property that served as a restaurant for Bonita Beach visitors for decades. The property also includes a commercial center with a Bonita Springs Fire Department substation.

Both buildings suffered extensive damage due to Hurricane Ian. Big Hickory Waterfront Grille owner Traci Kautzman decided against rebuilding because of what she said is a lack of support from the city of Bonita Springs.

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