Naples City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to cancel the city’s annual Christmas parade and New Year’s Eve fireworks next month because of coronavirus concerns. The events, which had been scheduled for Dec. 8 and Dec. 31, respectively, both attract thousands of people to the community. Earlier this year, the city canceled the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and the Fourth of July parade and fireworks.
TWIN PEAKS PLANS NAPLES RESTAURANT AT COASTLAND CENTER MALL
plans a large restaurant on a new freestanding outparcel site at Coastland Center mall in Naples. The proposed 10,530-square-foot restaurant will front Golden Gate Parkway just north of the existing parking garage on the north side of the mall and east of the future CMX CinéBistro movie theater. The proposed restaurant will include about 8,650 square feet under air and about 1,880 square feet of outdoor patio area. “We have just started the process of design and are hoping to be open by the end of 2021,” says Austin Hester, chief operating officer and partner for DMD Restaurant Group, which holds the exclusive development rights in southern Florida for the restaurant brand. The Dallas-based entertainment concept, promoted as “the ultimate man cave,” has a mountain sports lodge theme and features a menu of comfort food and 29-degree draft beer. The Fort Myers location for Twin Peaks opened five years ago. The architect for the project learned last week that local government won’t be rubber-stamping Twin Peak’s corporate lodge design and architecture with its dark brown exterior. City staff said the restaurant’s proposed color scheme is not in keeping with the design standards for Coastland Center’s planned development, which calls for colors such as pastels, tan or off-white. The project is expected to be back later this month for a second look.
SHELL POINT’S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WELCOMES FIRST RESIDENTS
The first phase of construction on The Enclave, Shell Point Retirement Community’s newest neighborhood, is complete and several residents have already begun moving into the community.
Located on 19.59 acres along On Par Boulevard within Shell Point Retirement Community, The Enclave features nine single-family homes and 26 villas as well as a 1,600-square-foot community center. Construction is complete on 22 of the single-family homes and villas, and construction continues on the remaining homes. The single-family homes range from 2,316 to 2,744 square feet, plus lanai, with either a three-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan or a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, plus den. The villas range from 1,632 to 2,001 square feet, plus lanai, with either a two-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan or a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, plus den.
Designed by RDG Planning & Design, the private, gated neighborhood is surrounded by a nearby golf course and offers scenic lake views. The interiors of the community center were created by Meghan Kolund, design director at Wegman Design Group in Naples. To learn more, visit shellpoint.org
EMMANUEL ACADEMIES REACHES RECORD ENROLLMENT NUMBERS
Emmanuel Academies, a local non-profit organization, has reached a milestone with record numbers of 21 students enrolled in their program this fall. The Emmanuel Academies bachelor’s and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree programs are experiencing exponential growth, according to Howard Isaacson, chief executive officer of Emmanuel Academies. Emmanuel Academies’ mission is to equip pastors for Christian service within all communities, leveraging opportunities for theological and spiritual formation, leadership development, and vocational training as they earn accredited degrees. The programs are available for all Christian denominations. To find out more about the programs from Emmanuel Communities or the college degrees offered through Emmanuel Academies, contact Beatrice (BB) D’Angelo at Beatrice@EmmanuelCommunities.org or 239-595-6900, or visit emmanueled.org
NAPLES CITY COUNCIL HONORS FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH BID
The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District
(BID) was recognized by the Naples City Council for its support of the “Do The Right Thing” program at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 4. The “Do The Right Thing” program is designed to recognize school-aged children within the community who are doing good things. The program is a community-based initiative that brings the Naples Police Department together with the community, businesses, schools, community organizations, city recreational centers, and youth. Fifth Avenue South is a longtime partner in the “Do The Right Thing” program and Bruce Barone Jr., executive director for the Fifth Avenue South BID, has served on the organization’s committee for more than three years. The recognition from Naples City Council is in appreciation of the group’s continued support and sponsorship of two children who received the award for the month of November.
Clive Daniel Home’s
interior design team of Susan Trivison and Chantal Warmoth have completed furniture installation in a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,019-square-foot developer spec home located at 3320 Rum Row in Naples. The luxury home in the heart of Old Naples is being developed by Limitless Development, by Mark and Dante DiSabato and was designed by Jon Kukk, Kukk Architecture & Design P.A. It was built by A. Vernon Allen. For more information about the home, contact Dante Disabato of William Raveis Real Estate at Dante.Disabato@raveis.com.