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Shamrock Pub

Estero Blvd. drivers will notice a clean new look at the Shamrock Pub.The 1947-era building has received continual upgrades since Mike Hotz took over Shamrock operations in 2008. The bar interior, flooring, front patio, parking lot hard-surfacing, fencing and upstairs apartment have all undergone significant upgrades. Now the exterior siding has been replaced, along with a new exterior soft green paint job with complimenting beige trim. Building majority owner Fabolia Aixale and Hotz have together created the ultimate island bar destination. Hotz commented, “Its the same faces inside, but a new look outside. It was time for facelift.” Island residents and visitors should look for several Shamrock events this summer, “just for fun,” says Hotz. Offering jukebox, bowling and darts, the Shamrock Pub specializes in really cold beer, and also has wine and jello shots. Indoor and outdoor seating. Hours: Daily 8am-2am.The Shamrock Pub is located at 2201 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-8881


Oceanos Island Grill on Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach opened this spring and celebrated their Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening on Thursday, June 22nd with members of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Shown here poised to cut the ribbon is owner Angelo Letsos, with Chamber President Jacki Liszak at far left holding the ribbon and at the other end of the ribbon, Donna Fagin, Chamber Ambassador. An enthusiastic group of Chamber staff and members came out to support the new business.

Oceanos menu offers Greek specialties, reflecting Letsos Greek heritage, including Dolmades, Gyros and Baklava along with shrimp and fish entrees, burgers, pasta, salads, appetizers and desserts. Inside and outside dining available. Children’s menu provided.

Oceanos Island Grill, 1821 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Open daily 5-10pm for dining. Call to check for bar hours. Phone: 239-224-4090

business buzz, knotty bean cafe, fort myers beachKnotty Bean at the Library

Valorie Steinbeck, owner of the Knotty Bean Coffee Bar in Sea Grape Plaza is now managing the Beach Library’s 3rd floor snack bar as the Knotty Bean Café. Offering smoothies, juice, snacks, pastries and sandwiches, the café also offers Acai Bowls and beverages. The Knotty Bean Cafe at the library is open Monday-Friday from 9am-noon during the summer months. Look for expanded hours this fall. Whether you’re looking for a bagel with cream cheese or a chicken salad sandwich while running errands, the Knotty Bean at the library can accommodate you. The 3rd floor commons area also holds an art display that visitors can view while enjoying their snack. Wi-Fi is available and the view of the Gulf from the café is stunning! The 3rd floor also houses Beachcombers Books, a used bookstore run by the Friends of the Beach Library. Stop by the Library and head to the 3rd floor for great snacks and more! Knotty Bean Café at Beach Library, 2755 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach.