Photos by TIM ATEN

  • The new Paragon Pavilion cinema in North Naples will feature a bar and restaurant lounge with a menu that includes flatbread pizzas, as well as wines, cocktails and craft beer.
  • Work continues Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the lobby of Paragon Pavilion, a North Naples cinema undergoing a $3 million renovation.
  • In addition to The Lot bar and lounge, the new Paragon Pavilion cinema in North Naples will have a traditional concession area with popcorn, soft drinks, candy, hot dogs and pretzels.
  • The new Paragon Pavilion cinema in North Naples will feature a bar and restaurant lounge with a menu that includes flatbread pizzas, as well as wines, cocktails and craft beer.
  • All six theaters in the completely renovated Paragon Pavilion feature leather reclining seats with footrests and state-of-the-art digital projection.
  • The new Paragon Pavilion's six theaters will feature leather reclining seats with footrests, state-of-the-art digital projection, online all-reserved seating and a bar and restaurant lounge.
  • The six-theater Paragon Pavilion will open soon with leather reclining seats with footrests, state-of-the-art digital projection, online all-reserved seating and a bar and restaurant lounge.
  • All six theaters in the completely renovated Paragon Pavilion feature leather reclining seats with footrests and state-of-the-art digital projection.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant opened Saturday, April 12, between the UPS Store and the former Blockbuster store on the north side of Countryside Shoppes on the southwest corner of Radio Road and Santa Barbara Blvd. in East Naples.
  • Belushi's nightclub opens Wednesday, April 16, above the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which recently opened on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • Belushi's nightclub opens Wednesday, April 16, above the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which recently opened on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • Photos of John Belushi line the walls of Belushi's nightclub, which opens April 16 aboive the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • Photos of John Belushi line the walls of Belushi's nightclub, which opens April 16 aboive the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • Photos of John Belushi line the walls of Belushi's nightclub, which opens April 16 aboive the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • A back staircase leads to Belushi's, a new nightclub above the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • The owners of Belushi's are, from left, Chris Karakosta, Jim Belushi and Steve Birger. The new nightclub opens April 16 above the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.
  • Kohr's Family Frozen Custard, 491 Fifth Ave. S., recently replaced Abbott's Frozen Custard in downtown Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • A sign on the gate for the enclosure beneath the 135-cell phone tower disguised as a flagpole at the Naples Italian American Foundation on the southwest corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive in North Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • A fenced-in area hides the communications equipment at the base of the 135-foot cell phone tower that is disguised as a flagpole at the Naples Italian American Foundation on the  southwest corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive in North Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • A 10-foot fiberglass panel lies just outside the enclosure for the cell phone tower flagpole, background, at Naples Italian American Foundation after heavy winds blew it off the 135-foot structure. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Hardware is exposed near the top of 135-foot flagpole at Naples Italian American Foundation after heavy winds blew two 10-foot fiberglass panels off the pole, which is actually a cell phone tower. Photo by Tim Aten
  • On Friday morning, the Italian flag flies at the Naples Italian American Foundation, but the huge American flag is missing from its 135-foot pole in North Naples. Late Friday afternoon, a smaller U.S. flag was erected. Photo by Tim Aten
  • A clerk makes a freshly squeezed orangeade at Kohr's Family Frozen Custard, 491 Fifth Ave. S., which recently replaced Abbott's Frozen Custard in downtown Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Benja Sushi & Thai plans to open soon in the former space of Sumo Sushi Sake, which recently closed in the Promenade at Naples Centre, 6438 Naples Blvd., in North Naples.
  • Coffee Cup recently replaced Toast at Pebblebrooke Center, 15215 N. Collier Blvd., unit #310, in North Naples.
  • Avenue5 opened Feb. 3, 2014, in the former space of McCabe's Irish Pub & Grill as part of Inn on Fifth on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples.
  • Estates Country Restaurant opened Jan. 17, 2014, in Wilson Plaza on the southeastern corner of Wilson and Golden Gate boulevards in Golden Gate Estates.
  • Boston Market, 5088 Airport Pulling Rd N., is expected to reopen within the next week after the fast-food restaurant in Naples was damaged by fire on Feb. 1, 2014.
  • Beefstro's Gourmet Beefs opened Jan. 29, 2014, at 6434 Naples Blvd., unit 404, in the Promenade at Naples Centre off Airport-Pulling Road in North Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Longtime local restaurateur Neim Malo opened Beefstro's Gourmet Beefs on Jan. 29, 2014, at 6434 Naples Blvd., unit 404, in the Promenade at Naples Centre off Airport-Pulling Road in North Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Alto, a new local restaurant and live jazz club, plans to open at 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2014, in Bayfront, 492 Bayfront Place, in Naples.
  • A G.L. Homes residential development is proposed to replace the about 130 acres of the Temple Citrus Grove that stretches from Airport-Pulling Road to Livingston Road. Photo by Tim Aten
  • A G.L. Homes residential development is proposed to replace the about 130 acres of the Temple Citrus Grove that stretches from Airport-Pulling Road to Livingston Road. Photo by Tim Aten
  • The steel skeleton stalled for at least five years at Davis and Collier boulevards in East Naples is a spec building project by Benderson Development Co. Photo by Tim Aten
  • The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center and Off the Hook Comedy Club are coming to the southeast corner of Bonita Beach Road and Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs. Photo by Tim Aten
  • The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center and Off the Hook Comedy Club are coming to the southeast corner of Bonita Beach Road and Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Fairways Inn of Naples is located off Immokalee Road at 103 Palm River Blvd. in North Naples. Photo by Tim Aten
  • Pizza Hut plans to open a new location by the end of February near Stevie Tomato's Sports Page in Pebblebrooke Center in North Naples. The retail outlet only for takeout and delivery service will be similar to locations the national pizzeria chain also plans to open this year in Freedom Square in East Naples and Bay Landing in Bonita Springs. All three area locations will be operated by Kansas-based NPC International Inc., Pizza Hut's largest franchisee with more than 1,275 stores in 28 states.
  • Martin Fierro Argentine Steakhouse is preparing to open in January between Moravela's Pizza and the Comcast office in Marquesa Plaza, 13040 Livingston Road.
  • Collier County's first Jamba Juice is planned to open in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken location at 3091 U.S. 41 E., on the corner of Andrew Drive in East Naples.
  • Culver's, which opened its first Florida location, above, in fall 2013 in North Naples, plans to open second locations in both Collier and south Lee counties this year. The Wisconsin-based restaurant chain is opening a south Fort Myers location on U.S. 41 north of College Parkway this spring. In mid or late 2014, Culver's also is opening an East Naples location on U.S. 41 East next to the Fifth Third Bank near Shops at Eagle Creek.
  • The Crust, a thin-crust pizzeria, salad and subs restaurant, is planned for the first quarter of the year in the former longtime Pad Thai Restaurant location near LA Fitness in The Pavilion shopping center in North Naples.
  • Checkers drive-in off Pine Ridge Road in North Naples is targeted to reopen this spring after closing Dec. 2 because of an early morning electrical fire.
  • Tavern West is moving into the former home of Big Al's City Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd., off U.S. 41 North in North Naples.
  • Al Carbon Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken and Bakery is set to open soon in the former space of Martin Fierro Steakhouse in Radio Road Plaza, 6002 Radio Road, East Naples.

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