CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral’s Yacht Club has been a fixture for decades, but at least one gem there could reopen soon. The boathouse restaurant could reopen in a matter of weeks.
Norma Campbell has lived in the Cape for 35 years. She knows how much the yacht club means to her community.
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“It’s a staple center for Cape Coral. My grandkids come down, we go down there to the beach. We go down there on the pier. There’s fishing down there. It’s just kind of a neat little place to take out-of-town guests,” she said.
The Director of Capital Improvements said The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill will hopefully be open by the end of May or the beginning of June.
John Fearon lives right next door and has seen the construction firsthand.
“On the boat you can see they put in a new thatched roof so they can cover the entire property so it looks like they’re not gonna have any umbrellas (etc.) and people can get out of the sun,” Fearon said.
The city hopes to tear down the main buildings, including the Tony Rotino Center, in September or October. The beach and boat ramp still have a long way to go. The city is waiting for FEMA to send a beach inspector.
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City leaders are also considering a charity auction to sell off items from the ballroom. You can count on NBC2 to keep you updated on when that happens.
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