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DiamondHead Beach Resort rolls out renovations

June 25, 2020 The DiamondHead Beach Resort used the time when the town closed much of its hospitality industry following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, to do some sprucing up. more »»

Casablanca Cafe reopens at Lani Kai

June 18, 2020 As you enter the Casablanca Cafe in the lobby area of the Lani Kai Island Resort, Humphrey Bogart is sitting right there watching over the place. more »»

State Court of Appeal hears Margaritaville challenge

June 10, 2020 With attorneys providing oral arguments via video feed to a three-judge panel of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal on Tuesday, the key issues raised against the Margaritaville project and ... more »»

Best Western Plus completing renovations

June 3, 2020 Best Western Plus Beach Resort managing partner Tim Malbon wasn't exactly jumping for joy when the town closed its beaches and hotels in March. more »»

Conidaris family making protective wear for their resort’s guests

May 20, 2020 At the Lani Kai Island Resort, the Conidaris family has recognized the need for health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

In search of aid

April 21, 2020 In Southwest Florida, perhaps no other industry makes its mark so directly on the culture and day-to-day life of its tourism business as the fishermen who supply the seafood to local restaurants. more »»

Matching ad grants aim to aid businesses

April 1, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers In. more »»

Gift cards being distributed to laid off workers

April 1, 2020 With thousands of people estimated to have been pushed out of work from their jobs on Fort Myers Beach due to the combined government shutdown of the beaches, restaurants and hotels, a community... more »»

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar temporarily closed

March 21, 2020 The PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar is closing temporarily. The shutdown by the venerable restaurant located next to the currently blocked-off Fort Myers Beach Pier was announced Saturday. more »»

Business leaders raising funds for hospitality workers

March 18, 2020 With the beach season potentially facing a premature slowdown due a stock market in decline, along with national and local state of emergencies enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of... more »»

Branding plan moves forward for town

March 18, 2020 After months of buildup, the branding and marketing strategy options for Fort Myers Beach has arrived in the form of a dolphin, palm trees and a multi-colored logo of FMB and FMBeach. more »»

As of right now, Taste of the Beach is a go

March 17, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce expects to hold the 25th Annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday, May 3. more »»

Fish-Tale Marina has new owner

March 11, 2020 Over the last 35 years, Al Durrett grew the Fish-Tale Marina from a 12-person operation with 30 docks to a company with more than 100 employees and 100 wet slips for boats. more »»

Lani Kai Island Resort in spring break mode

March 11, 2020 With a special permit in place from the town council for its stage, the Lani Kai Island Resort is in full spring break mode with the Cincinnati firemen variety show leading the way daily through... more »»

Board of Fire Commissioners has vacant seat

March 11, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners has an open seat to fill following the resignation of Bob Raymond. more »»

Lighting consultant terminated after presentation to town council

March 11, 2020 One day after he spoke to the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council as part of efforts to find a lighting solution on Estero Boulevard, Miami-based consultant William Pino was told his services were no... more »»

Fish-Tale Marina: Stop and stay for the day

March 4, 2020 Fish-Tale is a full-service marina, and that’s literal. Visitors to the establishment on Fort Myers Beach can boat up and park for an hour, or a day, or week — or even longer. more »»

Airbnb big business in Lee County

March 4, 2020 As the state legislature considers taking up a law which could take away home rule rights from municipalities regarding the regulation of vacation rentals, Airbnb, the vacation rental platform, has... more »»

Lani Kai gets approval for stage, permit fees waived

March 4, 2020 Lani Kai Island Resort attorney Robert Burandt appeared in front of the town council March 2 asking for a special exception to build a temporary stage on its property outside on the beach which will... more »»

Council approves new parking lot

March 4, 2020 Free enterprise has spoke. more »»



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