An Up to the Minute Snippet

Happy Monday —

I bet you all never expected to hear from me again so soon.  Surprise!  I became aware of some late-breaking news and wanted to share it with you right away….so here we go.  I will try and make this “Greetings” brief.

1.  Toojay’s — the wonderful deli at Mercato  opened a few day ago and is SWAMPED with business.

2.  As you all may be aware, Lucky’s Food Market is in the process of opening two locations in the North Naples area.  (There is an existing Lucky’s in East Naples.)  The Lucky’s Market which will be taking the place of Wild Oats on Naples Boulevard (in the Costco vicinity) has been reconfigured and will be opening this coming April (next month).  The Lucky’s which has been built from scratch along Wiggins Pass and which so many of you have asked about, is now NOT scheduled to open until the spring of 2020.

3.  For quite a while now, there has been serious digging and moving of dirt on the south side of Park Shore Plaza, between Fresh Market and McDonald’s.  Those piles of dirt are going to become a nail bar, hair salon and so much more — a franchise company called TIPSY Salon Bar.  There are already 11 in Florida and soon to be 15, Naples being one of the new locations.  Services provided will be hair, nails (hands & feet), waxing, facials, massages and a MedSpa to provide Botox, JV hydration & radiuses fillers — all while sipping your favorite alcoholic beverage.  To check out Tipsy’s entire menu, log on to and click on to the web site of a location which is already open.  I clicked on the Winter Park location.

4.  Finally, at the Coastland Mall, a CMX Cinebistro will debut in 2020, providing everything goes as planned.  The now closed Sears department store and automotive center will be demolished and in its place will be built a new, stand alone theatre venue which will feature 6 screens and roughly 500 seats with leather seats and swivel dining tables to welcome chef-prepared cuisine & your favorite beverages while watching feature films.  There are CMX Cinebistros already located in Siesta Key, Doral and Miami — Naples will be the 4th location in Florida.

There is more news coming soon about Waterside Shops, etc. and I will be back with more news as it happens.

Until then —

Cheers –

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