Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet – Islamorada To Open 11-2016

Here is an artist’s rendition of what the rebuilt Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet in Islamorada will look like. The original was gutted by a fire two years ago, it is expected to be back in business November 2016, said owner Howard Brody. The buffet building, on which ground was broken during Thanksgiving week, will also […]
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Key Largo’s Snapper’s sells for $7.1 million

Key Largo’s Snapper’s Waterfront Restaurant in Key Largo sold for $7.1 million this week. The popular eating and drinking spot at mile marker 94.5 was owned by Howard and Lynda Kolbenheyer for the past 27 years. Why did they sell? “Because it’s been 27 years and I’m tired,” Howard Kolbenheyer said. He and Lynda are […]
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Smuggler’s Cove Now a Legal Battleground

Two thirds of Smuggler’s Cove Resort & Marina’s investors want the struggling hotel and restaurant dissolved and are accusing the owner of operating “his own personal fiefdom.” Court documents in the ongoing civil case detail how quickly the business relationship deteriorated between father and son Robert and Andrew Hirsch and Smuggler’s Cove owner Robert Cvetkovski […]
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The Changing Florida Keys Business Climate

Generally speaking, the Florida Keys business market is made of small businesses. Up and down the island chain, mom-and-pop establishments connect the business landscape the same way our mangroves anchor our islands. But recently on both a local and national scale, there’s been a rebirth in the small-business-for-sale market, as owners who waited patiently to […]
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Stock Island: Rebirth of an Island

In his Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria-branded pickup truck Thursday morning, Bobby Mongelli points out a Stock Island trailer park with 90 units — and 400 people. “That’s our workforce housing,” Mongelli, who owns Roostica and the Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island, said, naming off professions from dishwashers to hotel employees. On a morning run […]
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Key West Harbour on Stock Island for Sale

Key West Harbour, a marina on Stock Island in Key West, is asking $50 million, marketed as an potential development site for a hotel. Completed in 2008, the marina development includes 425 dry racks and 99 wet slips, of which 30 dry racks and one wet slip were sold to individual owners when it was […]
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