Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kelly's Fish House

Kelly's Fish House is the oldest restaurant in Naples.  On the south side of U.S.Route 41 and the east side of Naples Bay, it occupies a valuable piece of real estate.  After sixty years,
Kelly's Fish House is closing its doors.  The land is just too valuable.



Kelly's Shell Shack is on the same property.  It -- surprisingly enough -- sells shells
and items made from or related to shells, like lamps and pillows.
It is closing, too.  A more intense development of the site is planned.



  This is a serious problem for local fishermen, who land and process their catch on nearby piers.
The developers promise that there will be room for the fishing boats, but,
while construction goes on, where do they go?

7 comments:

Andy said...

Kelly's Shell Shack is about to be shell shocked.

William Kendall said...

In my experience, the word of a developer is absolutely worthless.

SRQ said...

Hopefully, the fishermen will speak up and keep the developer to his word. Those plans should all be sorted out and agreed upon before the wrecking ball arrives.

Michelle said...

A sad situation. What will they put there? More stores? Sad.....

Bob Crowe said...

Does intense equal expensive in this context?

bill burke said...

That's too bad they're getting squeezed out of their location for development. Happens all too much these days.

Kay said...

And though there may be "room for the fishing boats" one has to wonder: at what cost?