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Grandview at Bay Beach back online

After being put on hold during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, London Bay is once again pitching Grandview at Bay Beach– an 11-story luxury condominium tower in Fort Myers Beach. Grandview’s plans will feature 58 units between 2,400 to 2,700 square feet with 9’1” ceilings, three ...

Shucker’s planning centennial celebration for May

By NATHAN MAYBERG Shucker's at the Gulfshore will mark 100 years since the property first opened for business on Fort Myers Beach this May 8 with a celebration at its Estero Boulevard location. Back in 1921, the site was known as “The Crescent Beach Casino” and so in honor of that ...

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold awards ceremony, annual meeting

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will be in a 1920's mood when it holds its annual meeting and award ceremony, “A Night at the Speakeasy” Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Diamondhead Beach Resort. “We're excited about being able to safely hold an event,” Chamber of Commerce ...

Lovers Key Boat Show brings out a crowd

The Lovers Key Boat Show, Market and Seafood Fest was deemed a “phenomenal success” by its organizers with close to 5,000 people attending over the weekend, said Bob Lombardo, president of The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. The three-day show, held for the sixth year at Lovers Key State ...

Second round of paycheck protection program funds available

More help is on the way for businesses who want it. A second round of Payment Protection Program (PPP) funds have been approved by the federal government for businesses affected by slowdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The new funding restructures the parameters of the funding, ...

Matanzas Inn and Matanzas on the Bay re-affirmed for expansion plans

Matanzas Inn co-owner Doug Speirn-Smith began plans for expanding the lodging establishment and the Matanzas on the Bay restaurant 20 years ago. While a portion of the restaurant expansion is completed, plans for 14 more rooms at the motel are still in the works and town staff has sought ...

Snug Harbor enjoying the view

Nick and Mary Ruland have overcome the odds in a tough year on Fort Myers Beach to enjoy a successful opening with their new restaurant Snug Harbor. So much so, they are already making plans to expand their business. “We're just glad to be going forward,” Mr. Ruland said. “We have a ...

Holiday Inn Express opens in Fort Myers Beach

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites opened Friday at Summerlin Square Drive, following about 14 months of construction at an estimated cost of about $10 million. The 80-room hotel is located adjacent to Gulf Waters RV Resort and Lee Trean Beach Park and Ride, across the street from the Beach ...

Lani Kai gives back to local first responders

As part of giving thanks to emergency responders in the community, the Lani Kai Island Resort announced that it is offering steeply discounted $30 rooms to local first responders this month. “As we continue through this pandemic, our staff and family of the Lani Kai know just how extra ...

Tourism in Lee County dropped 64% from April to June

The number of of visitors to Lee County dropped 64% per lodging statistics in the tourism snapshot of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau's data for April to June this year, representing the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county was hit particularly hard by travel bans ...