Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel demolition set for July 8

After numerous delays, the demolition of Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel will begin next month. Interior demolition will start July 8, attorney Derek Rooney, who represents property owner Amer Asmar, told the Punta Gorda Code Enforcement Board on June 26. 

Restaurant dine-and-dash caught on video

Surveillance video shows the moments on Sunday when a woman walked into a Port Charlotte restaurant and ordered enough food for two people ate about half of it then walked out without paying.