Biz Buzz on the Beach



Leani’s clothing store located in the Santini Plaza has been a landmark on Fort Myers Beach since 1977 and this year has new owners, Carrie and David Smith, who hail from Michigan. Carrie is the new face of the store and welcomes all to stop in and visit. Working with long time employees, she looks forward to filling the store with 2020 styles of youthful, beautiful and quality swimwear and resort wear with lines such as Lulu B, Beach House, Sunsets and Dotti. Offering a large selection of women’s & men’s swimsuits, sandals, shorts & sportswear. Ladies swimsuits sizes 6 – 24. Located in Santini Marina Plaza on the south end of Fort Myers Beach, 7205 Estero Blvd, FMB, 239-463-2838 or on the web

Pointe-Estero-Biz-Buzz-Fort-Myers-beachPointe Estero Beach Resort

Hotels & Resorts recently announced that Pointe Estero Beach Resort has completed a $1.3 million refurbishment of their suites. The renovations include new furniture, modern artwork and select window coverings along with brightened wall colors, creating a welcoming environment with a tropical, beachfront flair. “We are committed to improving guest experience at every opportunity and recognize the importance of continuously investing in property upgrades to deliver value and quality to our guests,” said Point Estero Beach Resort General Manager Curt Brenner. Pointe Estero Beach Resort is located beachfront at 6640 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach and offers sixty 1 and 2 bedroom suites. The grounds offer a tropical lake and waterfall, and a wide, white sand beach, plus a Gulf-front pool, tiki huts, beach chairs & umbrellas. Visit for more information or for reservations call 866-933-6099.

Haunted Pub Crawl

Haunted-Pub-Crawl-Fort-Myers-Beach-Biz-buzzLooking for some fun with a twist? Be sure to check out the Fort Myers Beach Haunted Pub Crawl! This historical walking tour with a hauntingly magical twist is a new offering on the beach. On the FMB Haunted Pub Crawl, tour guide and magician Mike Yost will guide you to some of the beach’s favorite “watering holes” as you learn of the history of the beach and of each pub, including reports of paranormal activity, with a special magical twist to each tale. The tour offers a great time with historically accurate accounts of life on Fort Myers Beach, ghost stories and magical illusions. A portion of each admission goes to the Estero Island Historic Society. Tours offered daily at 6:30pm. Call 239-440-2805 for availability and starting location. Must be 21 with valid ID.

FMB Chamber of Commerce

Chamber-of-Commerce-Fort-Myers-Beach-Biz-BuzzThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members at the July membership luncheon held at Charley’s Boat House Grill. Shown here, from left: Julie Scott, of Movement Mortgage, offering mortgage services with an experienced loan officer
(239-209-2017); Jan Fleming and Cletus Poser of the FMB Public Library, providing library and information services to the community.(239-765-8162); Augustina Holtz and Susan Betts of John R. Wood Properties providing professional real estate services
(239-333-2411); Mike Yost of FMB Haunted Pub Crawl offering a unique tour of Fort Myers Beach haunted pubs with mystery and magic; Carl Endress and Jay Richter, Broker of John R. Wood Properties and John Gavin, Chamber Chairman, of Gavin’s Ace Hardware.