Margaritaville Resort cuts ribbon at 254-room hotel on Fort Myers Beach

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, but it was closer to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 when the ceremonial ribbon was cut on the 254-room Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach.   Margaritaville, owned by Minnesota-based TPI Hospitality, provided media tours of the sprawling, 7.25-acre resort at 251 Crescent St. It was built mostly on what had been […]

The Causeway new restaurant/bar concept opens in Bonita Springs

A new restaurant and bar concept with three kitchens plus a bakery, a self-serve beer tap wall and a full bar under one roof launched Dec. 7 on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.   The Causeway, co-owned and managed by Ken Delaney and Carl and Carol Smith, will operate daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. […]

Lee County Commissioners amend Lee Plan affecting Captiva Island

Lee County Commissioners approved amending the Lee Plan in a 4-1 vote Dec. 6, marking the end of a near year-long discussion in which commissioners moved forward with changes to the county’s development plan for Captiva Island.  Despite many Captiva residents and their Sanibel neighbor voicing opposition, the county boiled down the amendment changes a […]

Punta Gorda’s New Operation Cooper Street offered interim 6-month lease

Nonprofit New Operation Cooper Street, which operates out of a city of Punta Gorda-owned building and land leased for $1 per year, received a reprieve Tuesday. City Council members voted 4-1 to grant a six-month interim lease to the organization’s current board.  The recreation center at 650 Mary St. has provided child care, after-school activities, […]

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann celebrates grand opening in Naples

Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann traveled from Europe to Miami to Naples, appearing at the sixth Lamborghini dealership in Florida and now the only one in Southwest Florida.   Lamborghini of Naples opened in late September at 5154 Tamiami Trail E. but held its ceremonial ribbon-cutting and celebration Wednesday night, with Winkelmann on hand, as […]