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The Doghouse in the penthouse

For The Doghouse on Fort Myers Beach, where Cuban sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and Mahi tacos are served quickly on the busy pedestrian section of Estero Boulevard downtown, its reputation just received an international boost. TripAdvisor just named The Doghouse the ninth-best "Quick ...

Short supply, high demand for real estate

Within a day or two of being listed for sale, properties are being swept up on Fort Myers Beach by those eager to join in a real estate frenzy sweeping the nation, local real estate professionals say. Chris Loffreno of Loffreno Real Estate said the amount of housing stock available is as thin ...

Pierview Hotel & Suites closes ahead of work for Margaritaville

The Pierview Hotel & Suites on Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach has closed to make room for demolition and construction work for the Margaritaville project. TPI, the company building Margaritaville, purchased the hotel property in 2015 for $10.9 million.

Swing into Summer

With a thrilling and historic PGA Championship having just wrapped up, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce has chosen some good timing for those looking to get to work on their golf game with the upcoming “Swing into Summer” tournament at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on ...

Town considering mooring field service sites

Moss Marina, which was floated as a potential new site for the town's mooring field services, is not currently considered a possibility. “The time is not really right for them,” Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said Thursday about the prospect of utilizing Moss Marina for a ...

Shucker’s celebrates 100 years

With men in suits and women in 1920's flapper outfits, Shucker's at the Gulfshore and Cottage Bar celebrated 100 years of being on the beach Saturday with a casino-themed party that paid homage to its roots and raised money for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. Patrons gathered around ...

Cigar Hut moving

The Cigar Hut's home for more than 20 years on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach will be coming to an end this week. The shop will be moving its large showcase of smokes to its location on Old San Carlos Boulevard Sunday, May 9 to make room for the impending demolition and construction ...

Mermaid closes on Fort Myers Beach

The Mermaid closed its doors this past weekend at its location on Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Its owners had sold the property to TPI, which is planning to begin demolition and construction work for Margaritaville in July.