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Bell Tower Shops hosts ‘Conversations and Cocktails’ social event for business leaders and young professionals

Bell Tower Shops welcomed area business leaders and young professionals for a lively “Conversations and Cocktails” social event on Thursday, May 31.

Attendees at the two-hour gathering were treated to a mini “Taste of Bell Tower Shops,” a tasting session that featured food and drink samples provided by five of the center’s outstanding restaurants and eateries: Cru, DaRuMa Japanese Steak House & Sushi Lounge, Grimaldi’s, Spice Wine Smoothies and World of Beer.

Each month, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce schedules a “Conversations and Cocktails” social event at a member venue, offering an opportunity for members and non-members to familiarize themselves with the host business while networking, socializing and enjoying food and drinks.

The May 31 event was particularly enlightening as guests were able to review the comprehensive redevelopment underway at Bell Tower Shops. Extensive facility enhancements include new gathering areas, updated architecture, redesigned storefronts, fresh paint and contemporary lighting, all of which combine to create an overall modern look. Additionally, Bell Tower Shops is pursuing new boutiques, salons and restaurants to build the landmark into an 18-hour-a-day destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. Recently, Bell Tower Shops welcomed Noire the Nail Bar and Spice Wine Smoothies, and Dave & Buster’s has announced plans to open an entertainment center on site in early 2019.

About Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower Shops is a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination centrally located in Fort Myers, Florida. The open-air center offers fine retail shops including eclectic boutiques and shopping favorites Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Pink and Talbots. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants: Bistro 41, Cru, DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café, T.G.I. Friday’s and Society. In addition to The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex, Bell Tower Shops is home to exceptional specialty retailers and restaurants including Society, World of Beer, Francesca’s Collection and Ulta. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower Shops hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs and more. Visit www.thebelltowershops.com for more information.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit www.MadisonMarquette.com.

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