Topps Comes Down


This week the former Topps Grocery Store was demolished, as well as the outbuilding at 2545 Estero Blvd, drawing plenty of interest from those passing by. Topps closed in April 2018 after a 22 year run when they lost their lease. Prior to Topps, the building was a Winn Dixie Supermarket. The property is owned by the Kaul Trust. In January, Al Quattrone of Quattrone & Associates, representing an unnamed hotel developer, met with the Bay Oaks Recreation Center Advisory Board to seek input on what they could do to benefit Bay Oaks as they designed the development. At that time a Hotel and Mixed Use Development Concept was shared as a possible site plan. Nothing further has been revealed or filed. A For Sale remains on the property.