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How The Town Turned The Permit Problem Around

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When the sand settled from the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian, and the rebuilding began, the talk of the town was about permits. Homeowners learned many lessons about permitting they never dreamed they'd have to learn, especially when a contractor dropped the ball or they didn't know how to use the town's permit portal.

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What’s Going on With The Wyndham?

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So many of you have voiced your concern over the fact that the Wyndham Resort at 6890 Estero Boulevard was not one of the first ten properties on the town's unsafe list. We have the latest details on the future of that property.

Santini Owner Signs Lease With New Restaurant

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Santini Plaza owner Yariv Shaked has confirmed that New York Pizza & Pasta has signed on as a new tenant. The restaurant currently has two locations in Naples and the hope is to have them open by later this year or early next year on Fort Myers Beach.

The Strandview is Coming Down

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Remove It Pros owner David Lockwood tells us that his company will be knocking down the 24-unit 7-story Strandview condo building at 4560 Estero Boulevard. Once the building is removed the property will go up for sale.

Woman’s Club Developing Rebuild Plans

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In a letter to Woman's Club members, President Dawn Thomas announced that the Woman's Club Capital Campaign committee has been developing plans and creating a budget with the hopes of rebuilding the Woman's Club clubhouse.

We Need 232 Coffees To Nail Our July Revenue Goal

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Even though your Town Council is off during July we are out in the streets digging up the news about your piece of paradise. Your "coffee" support is how we're able to bring you the most comprehensive news about Fort Myers Beach every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Help us nail our July goal HERE.

Amanda Cochran Joins BTR This Sunday

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Cochran is running for the Lee County Commission seat now occupied by Mike Greenwell. Both are Republicans and they will face off in the August 20th primary.Cochran will be on Beach Talk Radio Sunday at 11:30 after Mayor Allers.

FEMA Wants Your Feedback on Flood Insurance Program

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As Fort Myers Beach and four other Lee County municipalities wait to hear from FEMA on reinstituting their Flood Insurance discount, FEMA wants feedback from the public on their rating system. The agency will also hold meetings in August to get additional feedback.

Walmart To Show Off Transformation

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If you've been to the Walmart just off Fort Myers Beach at 17105 San Carlos Boulevard you've probably seen the construction taking place. Later this month the community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony so the company can show off what they've done.

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How The Town Turned The Permit Problem Around

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When the sand settled from the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian, and the rebuilding began, the talk of the town was about permits. Homeowners learned many lessons about permitting they never dreamed they'd have to learn, especially when a contractor dropped the ball or they didn't know how to use the town's permit portal.

Should Ebikes Be Allowed on Sidewalks?

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As of today the answer is no on Fort Myers Beach. While there seems to be a movement to change ordinance 22-04 prohibiting ebikes on sidewalks (and perhaps the beach), it stands for now. Over on Sanibel that may be about to change.

Margaritaville To Celebrate Jimmy Buffet Day

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Florida has declared August 30th Jimmy Buffett Day. Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach has a full weekend of events planned for that weekend, which is also Labor Day weekend.