Starting and maintaining a business is always an arduous task. Depending on the circumstances, not all businesses are raking in all that cash. Owners pour in their entire lives, spending a decade or even two and work for an insane number of hours per week just to keep the business afloat. And sometimes, even after all that hard work as been put in, businesses, for one reason or another, meet their unfortunate demise. This is a fact of life that 956 restaurant locations in Naples, Florida area are facing – a reality that could very well inflict a negative impact in the region’s tourism industry.

With factors that are both controllable and uncontrollable, such as the recent slew of massive hurricanes that have swept the region to the fact that the restaurant scene has a very saturated market in the region, no wonder these businesses are struggling to keep up with the rolling of the years. And because of the harsh competition within Naples, Florida especially in the downtown area alone, owners are feeling the toughness of the competition and also the lowness of the margin of profit. This has resulted in many of the restaurants closing their doors permanently in 2017.

Here is the list of the food stalls, bars and restaurants that have closed down in 2017.

All American Shake Shop (Dairy Queen on the corner of U.S. 41 and Fourth Avenue North in Naples)

The Anchor Bar and Lounge (Bayshore Drive in East Naples)

Arturo’s Italian restaurant (844 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island)

Bar Louie (Gulf Coast Town Center)

Big Dawgs (Estey Avenue in East Naples)

Blue Fish Sushi & HIbachi (5425 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples)

Blue Water Bistro (Coconut Point)

Burger 21 (Gulf Coast Town Center)

Burrito Fresco (Coastland Center mall)

Cafe Luna (Liberty Plaza off U.S. 41)

Calistoga Bakery Cafe (Coastland Center mall and Gulf Coast Town Center)

Charlie’s Seafood & Pub (North Naples)

China Buffet (12655 U.S. 41 E. in Freedom Square shopping center)

The Colosseum (U.S. 41 East in East Naples)

Coastal Peruvian Seafood & Grill (Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza )

Crispers (North Naples )

Daniela’s Restaurant (13500 U.S. 41 N. in North Naples)
Fish Crazy Restaurant & Fish Market (U.S. 41 in North Naples)

Five Guys (U.S. 41 East in East Naples)

Gino’s Trattoria (Marco Island)

Hot Space Pizza (Bonita Springs)

Joey D’s Italian Restaurant (Publix-anchored Brooks Village retail center)

Kirk’s Coney Island (Marco Island)

Midtown Kitchen + Bar (2110 U.S. 41 N., in Naples)

The Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar (Naples Boulevard)

Lafayette French Restaurant (downtown Naples)

Le Manchot Crème Glacèe (Coastland Center mall in Naples)

Lucarelli’s (Vanderbilt Galleria in North Naples)

Martinelli’s Pizzeria (The Brooks Town Center on Coconut Road in Estero)

Masa Mexican Restaurant (Mercato in North Naples)

Sakura Hawaiian Grill (Pine Ridge and Livingston roads in North Naples)

Pizza Fusion (The Gateway of Naples shopping center, 2146 U.S. 41 N.)

Rookies Bar & Grill (Marco Walk Plaza)

Roy’s Restaurant (Naples’ Bayfront)

Sweet Odin’s Danish Bakery (Bonita Springs)

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