Ok, it’s time to update you on some of the happenings here in Naples, Florida.
- The names of three national retailers have been announced for The Mercato development on U.S.41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road. They are kitchenware store Sur La Table, women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek, and home products store Z Gallerie. Most stores hope to be open early next year.
- Southwest Florida International Airport had a .5 percent increase from February 2007. Almost 846,000 passengers passed through the terminal. AirTran was the traffic leader followed by JetBlue.
- Ron and Tom White, owners and managers of the Hawthorn Suites in Naples, have been named Hawthorn Suites “Franchisee of the Year.”
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has added the Bellasera hotel to the Florida Green Lodging Program. Bellesera is the first condominiuym resort to designated in Collier County.
- Check out the new wine shop in Riverchase shopping center on the corner of U.S. 41 and Immokalee Road. The WineStyles will also have wine tasting and art shows. Check out their website.