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The Beach Beautification is Well Underway     

It's been 7 weeks since the biggest names in Lee County grabbed a golden shovel and tossed a little sand around so the local media could snap a few photos. This week more progress. The land in front of The Lighthouse has been cleared and the Pierview Motel was demolished. Click HERE to see more pictures from the TPI Margaritaville Resort construction project.

It Was an Emotional Day For Sure

There were smiles all around Friday afternoon as shovels finally hit the sand and the hourglass flipped over beginning the countdown to the actual opening of TPI's Margaritaville resort. Our Facebook Live video from the event has now been viewed over 7,000 times.

Their Big Day Has Finally Arrived

Fort Myers Beach will be buzzing and bustling with activity this afternoon. The official groundbreaking for TPI's Margaritaville resort is finally happening. Years in the making, the golden shovels will hit the dirt at approximately 3:15, setting in motion two years of construction that will transform downtown. 

Two Reasons The 4th of July Will Be Hot on FMB

Fireworks and construction. The 4th of July Fireworks returns this year, after a one-year hiatus to prevent the spread of COVID, and, a historic groundbreaking that will transform Fort Myers Beach that's been 6 1/2 years in the making.

Margaritaville Shovels By Summer?

A Margaritaville resort on Fort Myers Beach is getting closer to becoming a reality. It’s been a long 6 year odyssey for TPI developers, but their hope is to put shovels in the ground in May or June and if all goes according to plan, Margaritaville could be open in a little over two years.

Torgerson Joins BTR Tomorrow

Set your alarm for 9AM tomorrow folks. The episodes of Beach Talk Radio in which Tom Torgerson appears are always our most viewed. We'll get a Margaritaville update from Tom, and his TPI partner John Dammermann. And we'll also talk to Tom about his latest project, Gulf Marine Yachtworks.

The Latest on The Margaritaville Resort?

The team at TPI has provided the community with an update on when construction may begin for its 254 room resort on Estero Boulevard. The goal is to have shovels in the ground sometime after the end of this year's season. Here are all the details.

When Will We See The Margaritaville Shovels?

This week TPI gave the community a progress report on the Margaritaville Resort project now that the lawsuits are settled and the company is engaged in the financing phase. The one question that's now on everyone's mind is...when will the construction begin.

Mayor Murphy Announces Deal To End TPI Lawsuit

On Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the town council was to meet in executive session to discuss how to defend the town from the latest Chris Patton lawsuit, a deal to end the matter was announced.

Town Wins Margaritaville Lawsuit

(July 8) The 2nd District Court of Appeals has just affirmed the lower court ruling regarding Margaritaville. They did it without writing an opinion which is the best possible outcome for the project. We interview TPI's Tom Torgerson an hour after the ruling was handed down. WATCH IT HERE

Patton Files Another Lawsut

(July 9) This morning Fort Myers Beach resident Chris Patton filed another lawsuit against the Town of Fort Myers Beach to try to delay the Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach. Her attorney is once again Bob Conidiaris' attorney Ralf Brooks. The suit was filed in Lee County Court with Judge Laboda. They are alleging the town's LDC/Comp Plan is unconstitutional. This will delay the project at least one more year.