On Tuesday the Fort Myers Beach Town Council accepted a donation from George and Linda Merschman who purchased a replacement clock for Times Square. The new $38,000 clock resembles the original clock that was lost due to Hurricane Ian.
The clock in Times Square became an iconic landmark with both residents and visitors posing for pictures on a daily basis. When the storm surge came through Times Square, along with many of the structures in that area, the clock was gone.
Town Staff now needs to work on installing power to the area where the clock once stood. Hurricane Ian did extensive damage to Times Square including knocking out all the power. The new clock will be installed where the old clock once stood but may have to be moved in the future depending on how Times Square redevelops.
The goal is to have the new clock installed in early July.