Gulfshore Business Daily: June 5

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FLORIDA’S PHASE 2 PLAN ALLOWS BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND MORE TO REOPEN TODAY

Effective today, Southwest Florida and most of the state may reopen bars, movie theaters, playhouses and bowling alleys at 50% capacity while gyms and retail stores can operate at full capacity. Tattoo shops, tanning salons and massage parlors also may reopen today. The Sunshine State’s Phase 2 reopening includes all but Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, where coronavirus statistics have been the worst in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis said this week. For more information about Florida’s reopening plan, click here.
 

THE HOFFMANN FAMILY OF COMPANIES TO PURCHASE THE JAVA BUTLER

The Hoffmann Family of Companies has signed a letter of intent to purchase The Java Butler, a complete coffee service company. Founded by Tico Moreno in 2003, The Java Butler focuses on offering top equipment and service for customers while using state-of-the-art equipment, such as the deJong Virtu machine, a touch screen unit first brought to the state of Florida by Tico, according to a news release. The Java Butler will move in to and operate out of the Stan’s Coffee and Food Service’s 35,000-square-foot headquarters based in Lehigh Acres. The Hoffmann Family of Companies purchased Stan’s Coffee and Food Service in 2019, which, in addition to selling coffee and related products, warehouses and sells a variety of dry grocery items to the foodservice industry. The Hoffmanns are the largest commercial real estate owners in Naples, with 33 properties valued north of $500 million. They have purchased 27 operating businesses in Florida, a majority in the hospitality and service industry.

 

$1.3 MILLION OFFICE SELLS TO NEW BONITA SPRINGS SPECIALITY MEDICAL PRACTICE

Binyan 2 LLC recently purchased the 12,422-square-foot office building located at 25243 Elementary Way, Bonita Springs, from GLL Holdings LLC for $1.3 million. The City of Bonita Springs will be welcoming a new medical group to the area. The City of Bonita Springs worked closely with LandQwest agents Adam Palmer and Artem Nashman to approve the medical group’s specialty use. Palmer and Nashman of LandQwest Commercial represented the seller in this transaction. Phil Fischler with Fischler & Co. represented the buyer.

 

NARRATIVE COFFEE ROASTERS OPEN SHOP IN NORTH NAPLES

Narrative Coffee Roasters launched its first coffee shop Thursday at Mercato in North Naples. The freestanding unit at the mixed-use center formerly was home to Second Cup. Narrative, a locally owned specialty coffee roaster from Cape Coral, serves a variety of coffees, including espresso-based favorites and drip coffees, teas, hot cocoa, pastries, salads, sandwiches and more. Bags of its signature line of freshly ground coffees will be available for sale as well as items from local vendors such as Gustitos Peruvian Bakery & Cafe. The new coffee shop is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 9106 Strada Place, Suite 4105. For more information, go to narrativecoffeeroasters.com.

 

DUCK DONUTS LAUNCHES LOCATION IN NAPLES

Duck Donuts opened Saturday, May 30, in Park Shore Plaza at U.S. 41 and Old Trail Drive in Naples. The fast-growing doughnut chain that started in Duck, North Carolina, also features sandwiches, sundaes and coffee. The freshly fried cake doughnuts are finished with the choice of a variety of flavored icings, coatings, toppings and drizzles. The new Duck Donuts, 4233 Ninth S. N., is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information go to duckdonuts.com/location/naples-fl/.
 

Shriley Osuba

CHARLOTTE STATE BANK & TRUST HIRES OSUBA

Shirley Osuba, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), has joined the trust and investment management services division of Charlotte State Bank & Trust. She has 25 years of experience in trust and finance. Osuba grew up in the Philadelphia area and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Millersville University. She graduated from the Canon Trust School I, II, and III, Graduate Trust School, and earned her CTFA designation from the American Bankers Association. Osuba began her career as a probate paralegal for a prominent Sarasota law firm, then served as a personal trust specialist and trust officer for a pair of major financial institutions.

 

FAITH GENERATION CHURCH TO BEGIN LIVE SERVICES ON SUNDAY

Faith Generation Church will begin live services at 10 a.m. on June 7 at Heritage Charter Academy. Faith Generation is a new non-denominational church in Cape Coral with contemporary worship.  Faith Generation launched the church back in February, three weeks before the coronavirus closed everything down. Faith Generation services will be held on Sundays at 10 a.m. and provide children’s ministry. The worship service is open to all. For more information, contact Lead Pastor John Solaroli at 239-687-3161 or e-mail info@myfaithgen.com.

 

CHARITABLE NOTES

The first-ever virtual Heart Ball held tonight

The annual Heart Ball gala, which raises funds that support the work of the American Heart Association, is opening the “ballroom doors” for the first-ever virtual Heart Ball at 7 p.m. today. The American Heart Association and its Southwest Florida chapter invite everyone to join in the evening of entertainment, understanding, and efforts to raise money for important and lifesaving research, outreach, and health improvements in our community. Shifting to a virtual event this year, the Heart Ball will be an opportunity to share in a unified mission to improve and save lives. Registration must be completed to reserve your spot and receive the Zoom invitation for the 2020 SWFL Virtual Heart Ball, presented by DeAngelis Diamond and chaired by John and Kelly DeAngelis. For more details, click here
 

Adopt-A-Student fundraiser supports the annual Big Backpack Event.

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida announces annual Adopt-A-Student fundraiser

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida announces the kickoff of the Adopt-A-Student fundraiser in support of the 21st annual Big Backpack Event, a back-to-school festival and school supply giveaway. The Big Backpack Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 26 at The Skatium in downtown Fort Myers. Each $10 donation will “adopt a student” for the 2020/2021 school year and provide them with a new backpack and school supplies, including notebook paper, folders, Crayola crayons, Elmer’s glue, pencils, pens and more. The BIG Backpack Event is the largest back-­to-school outreach program in Lee County each year. This year, there will be curbside assistance as a result of COVID-19. Children must accompany parents or guardians in the vehicle in order for them to receive a backpack. Sponsors for the 2020 BIG Backpack Event include WINK-TV, CONRIC PR & Marketing, HABA, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Fort Myers. For more information, visit multicultural-centre.org or email info@multicultural-centre.org.
 

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