Captiva hurricane recovery outpaces Sanibel Island, 16 island restaurants reopen

Author: David Dorsey, Gulfshore Business
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The road ahead appears to be a long one for Sanibel Island and less long for Captiva Island in terms of bringing back all of its restaurants, businesses and lodging following Hurricane Ian.  

So far, 16 restaurants have reopened on the islands.  

Those were some of the takeaways from Michael Polly, a real estate broker and president of Royal Shell Real Estate and Royal Shell Vacations, which has 525 properties on or in the vicinity of the islands. Just 20% of those have reopened, most of which are on Captiva.  

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