Exciting New Restaurant Openings and Business Changes. Did You Hear The News?

Bahama Breeze Brings Caribbean Flavors to Coastland Center Mall

Location: 2088 9th St. N, Naples, FL 34102

Naples food lovers rejoice as Bahama Breeze opens a new location at the Coastland Center mall. Known for its Caribbean-inspired menu and vibrant atmosphere, Bahama Breeze offers a tropical escape with every visit. Guests can enjoy a variety of cocktails, beer, and wine at the full bar, while live music featuring reggae, Caribbean, and contemporary tunes sets the perfect island vibe. This new addition to the Coastland Center mall promises to be a hit among locals and visitors alike, providing a unique dining experience that transports guests to the Caribbean without leaving Naples.

Seventh South Waterfront to Debut in Former Three60 Market Space

Location: East Naples

Barry and Carolyn Larkin, owners of the popular Seventh South Craft Food + Drink in Old Naples, are expanding their culinary empire with the opening of Seventh South Waterfront. Set to debut in late summer 2024 at the former location of Three60 Market, this new restaurant aims to blend the distinctive style of the existing Seventh South with a waterfront twist. The Larkins plan to feature a large new bar, paintings by local artists, and other design elements that characterize their downtown space. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, continuing the late-night offerings that have made Seventh South a local favorite. As the Larkins face uncertainty about their current Seventh Avenue location with the lease ending in 2025, this new venture represents a fresh chapter for their culinary journey.

Rebecca Maddox, who has operated Three60 Market for 13 seasons, will retain ownership of the property and continue managing Celebration Park next door, as well as her other local ventures. Both the Larkins and Maddox view this transition as a positive development for the Bayshore Drive dining scene, promising to elevate the neighborhood’s culinary landscape.

Lujacks All-American Grill to Open in North Naples

Location: Former location of The Pearl Steak & Seafood Restaurant

North Naples is set to welcome Lujacks All-American Grill this fall, a new restaurant honoring Notre Dame football legend Johnny Lujack. Co-owned by Grant Pohlmann, Johnny Lujack’s grandson, and Ted Kasemir, who has experience with restaurant concepts like Bar Louie and Zza Baby Pizza Bar, Lujacks All-American Grill will combine local family history with an upscale yet approachable dining concept. This new addition to the North Naples dining scene is eagerly anticipated, offering a unique blend of history and modern dining in a tribute to a football legend.

Benderson Development Acquires Carillon Place

Location: Airport-Pulling Road North and Pine Ridge Road

In a significant business move, Benderson Development has acquired Carillon Place, a 250,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located at the intersection of Airport-Pulling Road North and Pine Ridge Road. The prolific east Manatee County development company and shopping center owner has not disclosed the sales price. This acquisition continues Benderson Development’s pattern of recent purchases, signaling a robust expansion strategy. The addition of Carillon Place to Benderson’s portfolio highlights the company’s commitment to enhancing the retail landscape in Naples, promising future growth and development in the area.

Naples, Florida, is experiencing a vibrant transformation in its dining and business landscape with the opening of new restaurants and significant business acquisitions. From Caribbean flavors at Bahama Breeze to the waterfront elegance of Seventh South Waterfront, and the nostalgic charm of Lujacks All-American Grill, residents and visitors have much to look forward to. Benderson Development’s acquisition of Carillon Place further underscores the dynamic changes reshaping Naples, making it an exciting time for the local community and businesses.