Last week, I visited La Pinata Mexican Restaurant, located at 3367 Bayshore Drive. They just opened and have completely renovated the space, complete with Mexi themed paint, decorations, and even a mariachi band on the schedule!
The owner and staff were very friendly, the food looked amazing, and they already have a few “regulars”!
Their lunch and dinner menus are available on their website: www.lapinatanaples.com. You can also contact them by phone at 239-774-4445.
Welcome to the neighborhood, La Pinata!
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Early Fall 2012 has been a very busy season for the people who live and work in the Bayshore and Gateway Triangle areas. This area has seen several events giving locals opportunities to clean up the neighborhood with outside support.
On September 15 Keep Collier Beautiful, a local non-profit, brought the annual waterway cleanup event to the area. This year the clean up was only offered at Bayview Park. Volunteers came from near and far to clean out Naples Bay and the adjacent shoreline. Keep Collier Beautiful supported the event by providing water, trash bags, gloves, and publicity. Collier County Waste Management supported the event by hauling away the trash. Keep your eyes open for the next cleanup for the water which will happen in April.
Volunteers pick up trash from scrub by the shore.
On October 6 Code Enforcement and the Sheriff Department sponsored a community cleanup for the Gateway Triangle community. Collier County Waste Management provided a dumpster, staged at Tree of Life Church on Shadowlawn Drive. Residents were encouraged to bring hazardous materials or large throw-away items that normally are not collected at curbside trash pick up. This event was a great success!
The E.T. Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League continues to volunteer their time on Bayshore Drive monthly. That group is a steward to 1.5 miles of right-of-way. They come rain-or-shine and clean out all trash that is found along the road. The
Volunteers from the Marine Corps League outside the CRA Office.
group’s last cleanup was on October 6. 11 members of the group showed up to work and they collected approximately 120 pounds of trash along Bayshore Drive. The CRA sends our Marine Corps League a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
One conceptual image of the proposed Cultural Arts Village
The CRA will be be seeking services of a Real Estate Professional to market and sell the CRA’S 17+ acre. In June of 2012 the site was successfully rezoned to Mixed Use Planned Development (MPUD) to allow for a mix of residential and commercial uses that center around green space and water features. The MPUD is approved for a maximum of 40 residential units, 48,575 square feet of commercial and retail uses and a 350 seat cultural and/or performing arts facility and a parking garage. The plan reflects the community’s vision to have a public and entertainment venue for hosting festivals and community activities and features a boardwalk connection that meanders over lakes and a nature preserve with wildlife viewing stations leading to beautiful Sugden Park.
This is a perfect opportunity for the creation of an innovative partnership between a developer and a cultural and/or performing arts group.
We are starting a new series of posts that will feature new and existing businesses within the CRA. The first one we’d like to tell you about is Greenway Landscape Supply, located at 2068 Davis Boulevard. (Also, check out their current sale offer below!)
They are a business that has expanded their operations to inlcude the new location here in Naples; their other location is in Bonita Springs. They offer wholesale/retail sales of pottery, mulch, sod, pine straw, trees, shrubs, annual flowers and brick pavers.
The business owners made upgrades to the previously vacant building, making it very attractive and inviting. There is a large selection of material in the rear of the building, as well as inside. Stop in soon, and welcome them to the community! Check out some more of the pictures from my visit today, below.
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