The rebound of island businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian continued with two SanCap Chamber condominium complex ribbon-cuttings on Sanibel Island—Loggerhead Cay at 979 E. Gulf Drive on Feb. 5 and Sandpiper Beach at 1919 Olde Middle Gulf Drive on Feb. 6.
The bulk of Loggerhead Cay’s 168 units have been restored after Ian required gutting all the first-floor units, the office,and nine units on the second floor. Currently, 75 rental units are available with more opening up weekly. Roofs on all five buildings and the clubhouse have been replaced.
Sandpiper Beach, an island fixture since 1978, officially opens to owners and renters March 2. Out of its 27 condominiums, 22 rent to guests with a seven-day rental minimum.
The condo complex suffered roof damage to two buildings and first-floor beach-storage closets, plus minor flooding to second-floor units. The board of directors has built stronger with new hurricane-resistant roofing, doors and windows, plus fully replanted landscape, new signage and gathering spots such as a new grilling station.