Cottage Beach Bar Hit by High Winds

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The Cottage Beach Bar, 1250 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, was hit by a high velocity wind gust during storms last week. The winds removed the awning covering the side seating area, but left the remaining structure unaffected. According to Ray Donovan, General Manager of the Cottage, Gulf Shore Grill, and Beach Bar complex, the awning framing was not damaged, but the 2014 awning was a total loss. Donovan expects the awning to be replaced within a few weeks. Normal operations and hours have resumed and they are open 11am to 2am daily.