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Waitress Jennifer Bounds, right, places an order at the register at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Waitress Jennifer Bounds, right, places an order at the register at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • A pedestrian walks past The Sugden Theatre where pavers in the plaza are being replaced on Thursday on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Pizza Chef Rosario Carvelli prepares dough for pizza at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Pizza Chef Rosario Carvelli, left, makes pizza at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Waitress Jennifer Bounds, right, places an order at the register at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Brad Hefner, a project coordinator for the City of Naples, measuring measures a storm drain in the Sugden Plaza on Fifth Ave. S. on Thursday in Naples. Sugden Plaza is being ripped up and refurbished with new pavers - a project that will be finished in about 3 weeks. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Sergio Velasco, an employee with Timo Brothers, cordons off a portion of Fifth Ave. S. in front of the Sugden Theatre. The bricks on the ground in the Sugden Plaza are being ripped up and refurbished with new pavers - a project that will be finished in about 3 weeks. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Brad Hefner, a project coordinator for the City of Naples, looks inside a storm drain before measuring in the Sugden Plaza on Fifth Ave. S. on Thursday in Naples. Sugden Plaza is being ripped up and refurbished with new pavers - a project that will be finished in about 3 weeks. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Customer Linda Brown, left, a teacher at Golden Gate High School, talks with hostess Sheila Lester at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Waitress Jennifer Bounds, center, brings food out to customers at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Ron Ruli, second from right, talks to his employees at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Daina Castillo, 17, from right, Diany Saldarriaga, 16, Amber Dykstra, 17, and other students on a field trip from Golden Gate High School wait for their good at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Diane Ferguson, an art teacher at Golden Gate High School, dances with student Amber Dykstra, 17, to the Bee Gees in the hallway at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe while they wait for their food. Art students from Golden Gate HIgh School were on a field trip and decided to stop for lunch at the restaurant, on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples, which opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • A customer waits for his order at Ron's Italian Pizzeria & Cafe on Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The restaurant opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Sergio Velasco, an employee with Timo Brothers, pulls tree roots from the ground Thursday in front of the Sugden Theatre. The bricks on the ground in the Sugden Plaza are being ripped up and refurbished with new pavers - a project that will be finished in about 3 weeks. Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September. Lexey Swall/Staff

Robert J. Gibbs, president Gibbs Planning Group, met with and gave a presentation to Fifth Avenue South business owners Thursday morning. Fifth Avenue South property owners hired Gibbs' group to conduct a study about how to energize their area. The results of the study are expected to be released at the end of September.

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