Steve Boge, who purchased the old Beach Theater building at 6345 Estero Boulevard, has filed a pre-application request with the town to construct a docking facility on a canal behind the building.
Back in February Boge was caught illegally removing mangroves from the town when a local resident snapped pictures and said she saw 12 dumpsters full of mangroves being hauled away. Removing mangroves without a permit is a big no-no. Boge has since admitted to the illegal act and is working with the town and state to restore the mangroves.
The pre-application shows 5 dock slips that would be placed outside the mangroves when they are replaced (se below).
The application does not mention what the building might be used for in the future. It does mention “redevelopment.” We reached out to Boge to ask him what he planned to develop in that area. He did not respond to our request for comment.
Boge purchased the Beach Theater building for $4 million back in May of 2022. At the time he told us the building could be opened as a restaurant or it could be something completely different. He said the building allows for “broad zoning usage.”