The Biz Buzz on Fort Myers Beach


Shamrock Irish Pub


When Randy Riggins and Carole Whitefield took over in March 2019, the Shamrock Irish Pub had been on the Beach for a long time and had a strong local following. The new owners began efforts to welcome more visitors and women to the iconic bar. With Randy and Carole hailing from Wisconsin, the Shamrock is now an Official Packer Bar. On Saturdays, all football fans are welcome & you’ll find a Wisconsin Badger flag flying outside. The interior décor has been refreshed, air exchangers added and the A/C updated. The new owners added TV’s and more beer and wine selections. The exterior has been given a major rehab with new tables, chairs and umbrellas. They donated the outside tiki tables to the Community Pool and FMB Art Association. The exterior painting now reflects the fun & friendly destination that the Shamrock is. Special events and celebrations are part of Shamrock history, including this weekend’s Toys for Kids Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Noon to 8pm offering the annual Toys for Tots Drive, with live music, raffles, and of course, cold beer. The Shamrock opens at 8am daily at 2201 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-8881

Tommy’s Express Car Wash

Tommys-Car-Wash-Fort-Myers-Beach---Biz-Buzz-Fort-Myers-BeachA bright and shiny automatic car wash recently opened along Summerlin Rd near the intersection of Pine Ridge Rd. Owner Ray Sargenti comes to Florida with considerable car wash experience having owned multiple locations before retiring. At least he thought he was retiring, then found that the opportunities with Tommy Express in SW Florida were just too tempting. Tommy Express is a national family of performance-focused tunnel car washes with an emphasis on speed, value, wash quality, engagement and environmental sustainability. Use of technology enables customers to download an app, sign up and pay for any number of unlimited monthly wash plan choices. This enables Tommy Express to recognize customer vehicles when they arrive, and avoids lines in the cashier lane. The wash features a soft touch tunnel and efficient air drying before departure. The customer then has access to free vacuums and car mat cleaning to complete the cleaning. For more information, visit   Tommy’s Express Car Wash, 10951 Saxum Dr. Fort Myers, Fl.  Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat, and 9am to 6pm on Sundays. 239-299-1900. Tommy’s motto is “Wash Often”

Lovers Key Resort


SunStream Hotels & Resorts recently announced the newest addition to its selection of Southwest Florida resorts — Lovers Key Resort. Located just south of Estero Island on Black Island, Lovers Key Resort offers 100 one bedroom, 800 sq. ft. condominium suites. Amenities include 13 stories of amazing views of Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Lovers Key State Park, as well as a lagoon-style pool, fitness center, business center, laundry, free guest parking and the onsite Flippers on the Bay Waterfront Restaurant. SunStream offers a collection of hotels and resorts in Fort Myers Beach, Naples and the Everglades all featuring genuine hospitality and service aimed at delivering a refreshing and unexpected guest experience. SunStream also offers real estate and vacation ownership services, as well as commercial design solutions. Other Fort Myers Beach SunStream resorts include DiamondHead Beach Resort, Pointe Estero Beach Resort and GullWing Beach Resort. Lovers Key Resort is located at 8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Reservations and information are available by calling 855-946-5644 or visiting