Biz Buzz on the Beach


Charley’s Boat House Grill

CHarleys-Boat-House-Fort-Myers-Beach-Biz-BUzzCharley’s Boat House Grill recently celebrated their Grand Re-opening with a Ribbon Cutting following a major renovation. Cutting the ribbon is David Paci, Director of Wine and General Manager and Tim Henkel, Kitchen Manager, who began with Charley’s in 1981. The interior has been completely refreshed with a crisp, modern casual look including new colors and enhanced lighting. The renovation includes a new full bar area, where the ribbon cutting took place. This area includes a quiet area & wine bar with 120+ hand-picked wines. The majority of the renovation took place out of the public view with a new layout and all new equipment in the kitchen. “This will allow us to offer some future menu additions we just could not do in the original kitchen,” said Henkel.

Charley’s Boat House Grill, famous for their Braveheart Black Angus beef, offers steaks, ribs and prime rib, as well as an outstanding variety of local fish, shellfish and their famous 50+ item salad bar. Located at 6241 Estero Blvd, FMB. Hours: 4:30 – 9:30pm daily. They will open for lunch during season beginning Dec. 9. Phone: 239-765-4700;

Mango Rita’s

Mango-Ritas-Biz-Buzz-Fort-Myers-BeachThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon Cutting at Mango Rita’s in Times Square. The Chamber’s Business Referral Group held their monthly social event at Mango Rita’s and joined in the celebration. Jacinta Ingream, co-owner with husband Jason, holds the scissors, with daughter Haley on hand with other staff members, and members of the Chamber. The 2nd floor dining room and bar is now open offering additional indoor seating and gorgeous sunset views. The menu at Mango Rita’s features Maryland Crab dishes, an extensive appetizer selection, sandwiches, salads & wraps, seafood specialties, plus a menu for the little ones in your party. While you’re there, enjoying that second floor Gulf view, be sure to try a frozen MangoRita or Sweet Tea Sangria!

Mango Rita’s is located at 1021 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, in Times Square. Hours: 8am – 11pm daily. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner with a full bar, snacks and cold beverages available any time. Phone: 239-233-8261;

FMB Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrated the reopening of Charley’s Boathouse Grill with their monthly membership luncheon on November 14. Shown here, in the center, are two new members, Peter Albert, a Sales Associate with Premier Plus Real Estate in Bonita Springs and Robert  Morrill, the new owner of the Island Pancake House in Sea Grape Plaza. Welcoming them on the left is Chamber Chairman John Gavin, of Gavin’s Ace Hardware, and Membership Director Sherry Oakes, on the right,  for the Fort Myers Beach Chamber.

Members are reminded that the next Membership Luncheon will be held at Doc Ford’s Restaurant on December 12.  More information is at