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Naples entrepreneur Rebecca Maddox plans to close her Three60 Market on May 1 and allow Seventh South to launch another restaurant and bar at that Bayshore Drive location in East Naples.  

Although closing the venue that started her local restaurant ventures, Maddox will remain involved with Celebration Park, Rebecca’s and The Maddox, which she co-owns on Bayshore, as well as her growing brand of Three60 Wine shops. She just needed to “retire” from the hands-on attention she devoted to Three60 Market since launching it 13 years ago.  

“The long and the short of it is I was in my 50s, and now I turned 70,” Maddox said. “I can’t believe I did this for 13 years. So, obviously, I must have liked it. But you just know when it’s time, and it’s time.”  

Retiring Three60 Market will allow Maddox the possibility to enjoy the beach or brunch somewhere on Sundays, something she hasn’t been free to do because she was at the business. “I went there every day—every day, six days a week for 13 years,” she said.  

Maddox didn’t want to just close May 1 without letting people know they were closing. She wanted to give her loyal customers a chance to say goodbye to Three60 Market, although she really isn’t going anywhere. Maddox will still own the tin-roofed, appletini green building on Haldeman Creek but she won’t be there on a day-to-day basis.  

“For me, it’s definitely a sad thing,” she said. “It’s a very emotional thing for all of us because it was kind of a little community hub.”  

Maddox will most miss the people, of course. It wasn’t just a casual connection for her. It meant a lot to her to see people change, mature and share life experiences.  

“It was just such a family. We just gelled as a family,” she said. “I don’t know if all the customers realize that—I think a lot of them did, which is why they came back all the time.”  

Although Three60’s tomato pie and best darn BLT are fan favorites, don’t necessarily expect to see them migrate to Rebecca’s across the street as a regular menu item, although they possibly could be an occasional special.  

“Darren (Veilleux) is the culinary director over at the new venue, so he’ll make that decision,” Maddox said. “There’s not a current plan to bring all the stuff over there now.”  

For its last two months, though, Three60 Market will offer a special in honor of its longtime guests who have become friends.  

“When we opened, we had wines by the glass for $3, and that was a big draw. So, between now and May 1st, every customer who comes in and they want a glass of wine, we’re going to go back to our $3 pricing to tell them thank you.”  

While saddened by the life event, Maddox still will be happy to hand over Three60’s keys to Barry and Carolyn Larkin and their team at Seventh South Food + Drink.  

“Barry and Carolyn, I think, will do a great job and help Bayshore a lot, and I’d like that to continue,” she said. “But I also would really like to kind of give everybody a hug and tell them thank you.”  

Seventh South Waterfront  

The Larkins know firsthand about the family atmosphere at Three60 Market; that’s how they met Maddox.  

“We’ve been regular guests of Rebecca’s for years. We’ve loved going to her place,” Larkin said. “My wife and I do lunch dates all the time there with or without the kids. We just became very good friends with Rebecca, and she heard about our story from us, and just said there might be something we could talk about in the future, and we started chatting. So, it developed into a nice relationship with Rebecca. Our kids come into her restaurant, and they run up to her and give her a big hug and she’s open arms, so it’s been a wonderful relationship we’ve developed with Rebecca. And what she’s done for Bayshore is incredible.”  

Larkin is excited about the chance to have a restaurant on the water. Seventh South Waterfront will be the second generation of Seventh South Craft Food + Drink, which he has co-owned since 2020 at 849 Seventh Ave. S., making Yelp’s Top 10 restaurant list in Naples.  

Seventh South’s restaurant team includes two managing partners: Executive Chef Jay Schrednitz and General Manager Pal Ladanyi. They hope to launch their new location in six months or so.  

“Talking to the general contractor, our architect and designer, timeline-wise we’re shooting for Sept. 1—late summer, early fall,” Larkin said. “It’s all a matter of permits for Collier County.”  

Interior work will include three major projects: changing the kitchen, building a wall and removing the existing coffee station, which involves plumbing, he said.  

“We’re looking to expand the bar. The bar and kitchen are kind of the focus of our restaurant downtown, and that will be the same there as far as the kitchen and bar collaboration. So, keeping that same theme.”  

The chef is working on the menu for the waterfront restaurant.  

“Our menus are going to be similar, but it won’t be the exact same,” Larkin said. “We don’t do lunches here at the downtown [location], but we’ll definitely be doing lunches, and then brunches on Saturdays and Sundays is our goal. Then, obviously, the dinners.”  

Larkin, also the beverage manager and a resident of Naples for more than 30 years, has a resume with impressive local hospitality roles. He was The Continental’s bar manager for four years when the restaurant opened on Third Street South. He also has worked at The Turtle Club for 11 years and Pewter Mug for seven years.  

Church changes

Although the Larkins’ goal is to continue operating the original location of Seventh South Craft Food + Drink through the 2025 season, the restaurant owners and neighboring commercial tenants know that time is ticking for that Seventh Avenue South building, which eventually will be demolished and redeveloped.

Although the restaurant’s lease at 849 Seventh Ave. S. is up in October 2025, it’s unlikely that the business will complete its lease term. Naples Community Church, which occupies the eastern end of the building, owns the entire building, which it plans to redevelop to expand its sanctuary. The local church has filed plans with the city of Naples to replace the existing building with a new church to expand its space for fellowship, administration and classrooms.

“Right now—and there are several contingencies—we are looking at starting to demolish the building March 1 of 2025. That’s what the schedule shows right now,” said Michael Lyster, president of Naples Community Church’s board of trustees.

Those contingencies include the permitting process, city government approval and the church’s capital campaign for the project. The approval process is expected to take 10 months, Lyster said.

“The big holdup right now will be the capital campaign,” he said.

The church’s redevelopment plans by Naples architect David Corban had their preliminary design review and approval by the city last summer. They still must go before the planning board, City Council and design review board. The restaurant and other tenants have been advised that they will be given a six-month termination notice when the process nears the end.

Built in two phases, the existing building will be demolished in two phases. The western end with the tenants will be demolished first while the church continues to meet in its existing space on the eastern end of the building. After the new fellowship hall, fellowship court, kitchen and offices are built, the church’s congregation temporarily will have services in the new fellowship hall while the existing church is demolished and a new sanctuary is built in the second phase, Lyster said.

Founded in 2006, the nondenominational Naples Community Church moved to its current space in 2009 after holding services in different locations, including a local bank and Naples High School. In 2012, the growing church purchased the Seventh Avenue South building, which originally was a furniture store. The church purchased a lot nearby on Sixth Avenue South in 2021 to provide additional parking.

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