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New Fort Myers Beach resort to be 'Margaritaville' themed

Posted: 1:42 PM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 17:47:52Z

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. -- The developers of a planned resort to be built on Fort Myers Beach announced Friday that the property will be branded as a Margaritaville resort.

The Fort Myers Beach Council voted to approve the project last month.

Developer TPI was granted approval to rezone part of Estero Boulevard near Crescent Street for a hotel project straddling both sides of Estero Boulevard, between the pier and Lani Kai.

The hotel will have 254 rooms and include a Landshark Beach Club with a 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, a beachside LandShark Bar & Grill, a Coconut Telegraph Coffee Shop, and more.

The project faced resistance from many residents for fear the hotel would be just too big and will bring a lot more traffic to the island.

The resort is currently scheduled to open in 2021.