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Annual Chamber Tapa Hop gets on the road Thursday

The yearly Tapa Hop, sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is happening again this Thursday from 3:30 to 10 p.m.You can ride a trolley to seven destinations to try drinks and "tapas" from each location - "small plate" meals showcasing each stop's specific flavor and style. ...

Island Pancake House has a new owner

Breakfast on the beach might be a rare commodity in most parts of the country, but the Island Pancake House has a new owner and he wants to show visitors and locals alike what he can do."I want to give the Beach a great breakfast option and put some home spins on it," Robert Morrill ...

Stacie Krupa Gallery offers fine art — and a warm welcome

Art and Fort Myers Beach are the perfect pair.Stacie Krupa has been creating and dealing in fine art nationally for the better part of 30 years. An 18- year stint with her own gallery on Islamadora in the Keys taught her a lot, and she really wants to share it with her new community here on the ...

John R. Wood Properties opens Beach office

John R. Wood Properties, one of the leading local real estate brokerage in Southwest Florida, has officially opened an office on Fort Myers Beach.The office, at 7205 Estero Blvd., will be led by Managing Broker Jay Richter.It joins 16 other JRW Properties locations."The demand for beachfront ...

Business Briefs

John R. Wood, Island Palm Region, announces its Fort Myers Beach Top Producers for the Month of July.** Top Closed Sales: Isabelle WellsOriginally from France, Wells has been a full-time resident of Fort Myers Beach since 1990. For the past 27 years, she has been a well known and dedicated ...

Nauti Parrot holds All White Masquerade fundraiser

The Nauti Parrot hosted its first All White Masquerade last weekend and the charity fundraiser dazzled.An All White Dance is, just as you'd expect, a masquerade-styled gala where the primary clothing function is all white, usually with a single accent color of sorts. Even the menu was ...

Chamber to hold its annual Tapa Hop Sept. 19

Love the taste options of "small plates?"The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is offering an opportunity to try some new ones with its 17th annual Tapa Hop fundraiser to be held Thursday, Sept. 19.According to Janeen Paulauskis, funds from the event will go to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber ...

Tropical Jewelry launches custom FMB offerings

Tropical Jewelry, owned by Jasmina and Artur Pirganoski, offers custom jewelry with a local twist.Since opening two years ago, the jewelry store has offered beachy designs, including palm tree adorned bracelets and rings.They are currently working on new designs for this season."They were ...

Two island businesswomen share their stories of success

Fort Myers Beach has lots of businesses and just as many varieties. And in keeping with a national trend, more women are doing very well, showing both a lot of giving back and entrepreneurship.More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating ...

Mango-Rita’s: New owners, new outlook

The new owners of Mango-Rita's have a bold outlook for how they want to grow the business and bring in new blood to the Beach.Incoming owners JJ and Jason Ingream, formerly of Maryland, bring both experience and excitement to their new challenge."The Beach is a totally different animal than I'm ...