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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more