Biz Buzz


    Sunset Beach Tropical Grill & Playmore Tiki Bar

    The long-awaited reopening of this landmark destination in Times Square took place recently led by local restaurateur Alfredo Russo of Junkanoo’s and Fresh Catch. Joining Russo in the restaurant venture is Terry Persaud. The new owners plan to honor the early traditions of the historic Playmore, a fun gathering place with a phenomenal view. Guests can sit back and relax, watch the fishermen on the pier or the dolphins playing in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They have added casual sophisticated dining and many popular libations to the menu, along with live entertainment for a complete Fort Myers Beach experience. Shown here are Alfredo Russo with Terry and Indi Persaud at the restaurant’s ribbon cutting sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and joined by Chamber Ambassadors and other members. Sunset Beach Tropical Grill & Playmore Tiki Bar, 1028 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Open daily 11am – 12pm. 239-463-1028

    Biz BuzzTuckaway Bagel & Wafel Cafe

    The Tuckaway Cafe is celebrating the recent renovation of their building and outdoor courtyard. The Tuckaway is a European style coffee shop located on beautiful Fort Myers Beach serving delicious bagel sandwiches, authentic Belgian wafels and fruit smoothies. They brew locally roasted coffee and make specialty coffee drinks using Lavazza espresso. Free Wi-Fi is available and they are pet friendly. Tuckaway Bagel & Wafel Café, 1740 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-5398 Open daily 7am to 2pm

    Biz BuzzLa Ola Surfside Restaurant

    Long time La Ola’s manager Tom Houghton, and his wife Jennifer, took over this Time Square mainstay recently, and are proud to share a variety of food and drink for past and new customers. Their mission is to continue to offer patrons high quality and healthy food choices, with great service and live music. Located in Historic Downtown Fort Myers Beach at Time Square, La Ola’s is the perfect location to enjoy Live Music, people watching, great Food and Fun just a short walk from the sand. La Ola serves cocktails, sangria, wine and beer. Drop in for a Burger, Flatbread or their Famous nachos or other Mexican favorites. Dine in or carryout. La Ola is pet friendly. La Ola Surfside Restaurant, 1035 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-765-2222. Open every day.

    Biz BuzzNew Chamber Members

    The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed several new members at their monthly luncheon held at Charley’s Boat House. Show here from left, are: Dave Anderson, Chairman FMB Chamber; Whitney Desmond & Patrick Christy of Analogy Consulting; Captain David Lombardi of Southwest Florida Dolphin & Nature Cruises; Margaret Hyatt, General Manager of Mariners Boathouse & Beach Resort; Meredith Rickard, General Manager of Dixie Fish Co Restaurant; Lisa Farrell, Individual Member; Darin Swanson of The Pierview Hotel; Graham Belger of The Goodz Hardware Store & More and Bud Nocera – President FMB Chamber.