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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 ...

Bars to reopen Monday

Bars will be allowed to reopen throughout Florida beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday at 50% capacity following the lifting of an emergency order by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears, following a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis and restaurateurs ...

Shucker’s reopens Cottage Bar

It's called Shucker's at the Gulfshore and The Cottage Bar but this summer the second half of the Estero Boulevard seafood restaurant has been laying dormant, until now. The Cottage Bar, which is the music and entertainment spot centered around a bar at the beachfront property, held a ...

Munch at the Box Plus says goodbye to Fort Myers Beach

For more than 30 years, Lisa Johnson fed folks living on and visiting Fort Myers Beach at The Munch Box Plus. Johnson's parents Fran and Ralph purchased the diner at its former location at Santini Plaza in the mid-1980's. Since 1989, the family operated the eatery where waitresses served eggs, ...

Holiday Inn Express nears completion

The busy gateway to Fort Myers Beach will be gaining another new business next month when the developers of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites plan to open at Summerlin Square Drive. The hotel, being built by Skyline Development – a subsidiary of South Dakota-based Quest Development & ...

Fort Myers Beach Council hears nuisance abatement board ordinance

The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council on Monday held a first reading of a proposed ordinance which would create a nuisance abatement board empowered to potentially close businesses, as well as hand out punishments to residential property owners who run afoul of the proposed edicts. The measure ...

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits opens new store

At the busy gateway to Fort Myers Beach on Summerlin Boulevard next to Aldi and across the road from the Beach Kiwanis Thrift Shop is a new business making a large investment - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.In the same family's hands since opening in Florida during the Great Depression under ...