Business Buzz of Fort Myers Beach



There is a new gem of a jewelry store on Fort Myers Beach – Tropical Jewelry! Tropical Jewelry is owned and operated by Jasmina and Artur Pirganoski formerly of Macedonia. They came to Key West in 2005 for a family wedding and were given a grand welcome by Hurricane Wilma. In spite of the hurricane they decided to stay and Jasmina began working in a Key West jewelry shop where she participated in the development of the “Hurricane Bracelet” – a bangle style bracelet with a silver swirl and an eye of the storm. That same bracelet is available in Tropical Jewelry along with Jasmina’s new FMB bracelet and jewelry designed by her and other local artisans. Shoppers will also find find official treasure coin replica jewelry that is minted with silver salvaged from the legendary Atocha by Mel Fisher and Co. in 1985. They carry a great selection of Larimar and Kovel jewelry plus a wide selection of men’s and women’s tropical jewelry. Stop in and meet Jasmina and let her show you their beautifully designed jewelry so you can enjoy a little piece of our tropical paradise everyday. Tropical Jewelry is located at 401 Old San Carlos Blvd and is open 10am to 9pm. 239-224-4085.


biz buzz, survey company, fort myers beachBean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc., a local surveying and civil engineering firm based in Fort Myers since 1987, has announced that they have acquired Sanibel Surveys. Andy Johnson, owner of Sanibel Surveys since 2005, has been appointed Senior Project Manager and will continue to provide professional surveying services on Sanibel Island as well as Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Beach and throughout Lee County. Johnson is a survey graduate of New Mexico State University and has been involved in the survey profession for over 20 years with beaches and coastal areas his specialty. Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc. is located at 13041 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers. Phone: 239-481-1331. On Sanibel, they are located at 2410 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, 239-472-0095. Shown here is Andy Johnson participating in a Sanibel Parade.



biz buzz, fort myers beach, chamber of commerceNew members were welcomed recently at the monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held at Charley’s Boathouse Grill on 6241 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach.

Receiving their membership plaques from left to right are: Mary Schelling with Coldwell Banker Vacations, providing vacation rental services to owners and visitors, 1-800-237-6285 or
Randy Abraham with Lagerhead Cycleboats offering people-powered floating bar tours for up to 14; launching in September. 239-312-3137. Carl Endress of Century 21 TriPower Real Estate, offering residential and commercial real estate services on Fort Myers Beach and surrounds. 239-826-1059 or; Paul Leman of Automotive Concepts providing automotive repairs and service at 16340 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-689-4366; Michael Ensor of Code & Dev offering marketing, web and business development services. 772-678-9814. Johnette Nelms of the Beach Baptist Church at 130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-6452. And, Pat Smith, Fort Myers Beach Chamber Membership Coordinator. For membership options call Pat at 239-454-7500.



The Kolar Family, owners of the Yucatan Beach Stand and Lighthouse Resort & Tiki Bar on Fort Myers Beach have acquired the long-established Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House on Matlacha. The Sandy Hook restaurant has been a successful family-operated business for 27 years and is now open at 4pm daily, according to Carl Marsh, Food & Beverage Guru for the Yucatan group. Marsh commented, “We are excited about this location for its water views, strong local following and reputation as a destination for great food and beverages in the unique tropical community of Matlacha. We invite our Fort Myers Beach customers to come on over to Matlacha and enjoy the newest addition to the Yucatan family of restaurants.” Watch the dolphins play in Matlacha Pass while enjoying any of a variety of seafood, chicken, ribs or beef entrees or try a salad and some soup from the extensive menu. The popular eatery is located on 4875 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Phone: 239-283-0113.  Open daily at 4pm.



bizz buzz, fort myers beach, max pizzaThere’s a new pizza in town — Max Pizza and Ice Cream! Owner George Krawshuk is a Fort Myers Beach import from the great state of Connecticut and brings with him his favorite pizza which has its origins in Bristol, CT. Stop in for a slice or a whole pie and meet George and his sidekick Milo, the Pug. Check out their full menu in their convenient downtown location, just steps from the beach and pier. Max Pizza is also scooping up Royal Scoop Ice Cream and Italian Ice; plans are being made for pizza home delivery to begin in September. They will also feature a daily lunch special. Max Pizza is located at 1172 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Hours: 12pm – 11pm Wednesday thru Sunday; 12pm – 9pm Monday & Tuesday.
Call 860-751-9251