On overcast days, I look for indoor things to photograph. DeRomo's Gourmet Market and Restaurant
is ten minutes up the road. Today will be its sixth day in business. From the number of
customers strolling around and checking it out, I predict a winner.
Francis Cuomo is the owner. He has had five previous food stores and restaurants in Florida and
New York. This very large upscale market and Italian restaurant is in the Promenade,
a once busy shopping center that suffered badly during the 2008 recession.
The Promenade sits at the entrance to one of the biggest
communities in southwest Florida,
so it draws upon a large
Good luck, Francis. I think the Promenade is coming back.