Fifth Avenue businesses weigh in on St. Patrick’s Day parade discussion
May 8, 2018
Although many Naples residents have passionately defended the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, which the Naples City Council discussed scaling back at its workshop Monday, some Fifth Avenue business owners may not be upset if the event shrinks.
The purpose of Monday’s workshop was to review the 351 special events that occur in the city each year and talk about which ones may need to go. Several councilors said the parades need to be revisited, especially the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which the city doesn’t organize.
Bruce Barone Jr., executive director of the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District, said he’s issued a survey to the district’s business owners to get their opinions on all of the city’s downtown special events, including parades.