From the Desk

of the Executive Director Bruce Barone, Jr

We’ve been actively seeking local media and now seeing results with a major cover feature story about the resurgence and growth on 5th Avenue South in the Naples Daily News.

The BID also helped secured media coverage featuring businessman Phil McCabe the Hoffmann Family of Companies in Business Observer and Naples Florida Weekly’s IN THE KNOW column by Tim Aten

Our Flavors on 5th campaign is gaining momentum with a Q&A profile of Chef Michael Mir of Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro in Naples Florida Weekly and travel writer Lisa Havre’s Fabulous Habit’s column touting her recent Naples visit.

Our most significant news this month is the City of Naples extended the resolution to continue the BID for another decade. Vice Mayor Gary Price commended the work of the BID, property owners, merchants and staff noting, “it wasn’t such an easy thing 10 years ago to know how great this would become and it’s because of you and your team and our staff. It took a lot of heaving lifting and a lot of prayers in the beginning, and you’ve all done a great job. Thank you.”

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October Highlights

Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 5th

Chico's Birthday Celebration for our October customer birthdays

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TNP Comedy Nights

Saturday, October 5th

The Naples Players and Stage2 Improv and Riptide Brewery present TNP Comedy Night one weekend night each month.

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The Great Gatsby

October 2nd - 27th

The Naples Players, Performances run Wednesday - Sundays, Blackburn Hall

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Touchable Art

October 4th - 17th

Naples Art Association. A Multi-Experiential Exhibition featuring artwork by sighted, visually impaired and blind artist.

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Curative Arts

October 4th - November 2nd

Naples Art Association. Celebrating Creative Insights of those with MS. The NAA's Multiple Sclerosis Society outreach...

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Chico's Fashion Show

Thursday, October 10th

Fashion Show and Luncheon at Tulia. Join us for a fabulous lunch a great show - you'll "Fall for it All"

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Flamenco Night at Vergina

October 13th | Starting at 6pm

The King of Gipsy Rumba LUIS MEJIA and the Amazing Grace & Power of Spanish Flamenco Dancing

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Columbus Day Event

October 14th

Come dine at Vergina on Monday October 14th and enjoy half price food menu, half price drinks specials, and live music all day long till midnight. Put it in your calender and join us for great food at an amazing price all day!

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Vergina Presents An Evening With Ghaleb

October 18th | 8:30 PM Dinner Show

International World Class Pop Tenor and Classical Flamenco Guitarist with Special Guest Violinist.

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October 22nd - November 17th

Naples Art Association. What it Means to Me. Revel in the beauty of America: it's people, places, history traditions.

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Escanaba in Da Moonlight

October 23rd - November 17th

Tobye Studio Theatre

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One Hot Havana Night to Celebrate Vergina's Halloween Party

October 31st | Open till Close

Pop Up Mojito To Bar and Cigar Rolling Miami Motown Machine & DJ

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Naples Woman's Club

Nov. 2nd - 3rd | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aritsan Marketplace Show & Sale/Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit The Naples Woman's Club Scholarships for Students...

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Emily James Gallery

All Month

Visit the Emily James Gallery to view New! Sea Life Series! In the Vergina courtyard behind Bob Baker Shoes.

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October Dining Deals

Coming Soon to Fifth Avenue South

Del Mar Coming to Naples, Florida. Cameron Mitchel Restaurants to
expand newest concept in 2020.
Del Mar Naples Restaurant
Expected to open in the fall of 2020 at: 494 5th Ave. S.

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Gelato & Co!

October 23rd | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner with Artists is an interactive artistic experience in an intimate and engaging setting. Each event includes a multi-course gourmet meal and wine.


Brambles Tea Room

Thursday, October 24th

5th season of "Tales and Tea" by the Storytellers of the Round Table. Click below for details on the event.

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Holiday Cookie & Tea Tasting

Saturday, October 19th | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at "The Spice & Tea Exchange" for a complimentary tasting of our new holiday cookie recipes and teas! During the event, save 20% on the holiday tea collection...

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October News

See You in 10 Years!

Naples City Council Unanimously Votes to Extend 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District Resolution until 2030

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Entrepreneurial family has invested $500M and is just getting started

David and Jerrilyn Hoffmann felt the magical draw of Naples about three years ago and made it their new home, like countless others before them.

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Fifth Avenue South evolving with new projects, mix of tenants

Hotelier and real estate developer Phil McCabe couldn't be happier about the changes he's seeing on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples.

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I'm still dreaming about our family's vacation to Naples, Florida – and I'll tell you exactly why.

There is so much to do in Florida's ultra-charming city of Naples. Here's a play-by-play of the best vacation of our lives- even with an energetic toddler.

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Breaking Ground newsletter: Millions of dollars pouring into Fifth Avenue South upgrades

McCabe and others are reshaping the look and feel of Fifth Avenue, with the goal of making it an even better place to live, work and visit — including real estate investor David Hoffmann and his family, who have amassed a portfolio of properties on the street in recent years.

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In the Know: A look inside Inn on Fifth's $5M renovation; new developments and the hazards of Davis Blvd.

On average, hotel operators will update their places every seven years or so, according to Interserv, a leading renovator of lodges nationally. Obviously, the Inn on Fifth's Phil McCabe didn't get the memo.

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Stars shine bright at Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards event

At the 17th annual event, held Friday at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, awards went to the top hospitality and tourism employees in the region, with a focus on those who create new, adventurous ways to deliver extraordinary service to visitors every day.

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Summer forges new shops on Fifth Avenue South in Naples

This summer has proven to be more than just a hot season for Fifth Avenue South in Naples. A sizzling renaissance of sorts is sweeping through the main street attraction at the heart of the city.

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