The much-anticipated reopening of businesses in Santini Plaza is on the mind of so many Fort Myers Beach residents and visitors. Here’s what we found from Santini Plaza Property Manager Sharon Magowan as of this past weekend.
Unfortunately they do not have a date for the first business to reopen yet. Sharon tells Beach Talk Radio News that they are finishing the exterior painting this week and that permitting and FPL have really held them up.
She’s hopeful they can start handing out keys to some of the businesses by end of this month or beginning of October. And adds, “It shouldn’t take retail long to open, the restaurants will take longer, having to replace equipment. The stores can open individually when they are ready.”
Sharon also says they are waiting for parking lot lights to be approved, irrigation and landscaping to be completed and then the driveway will be sealed and striped.