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Business Briefs 3-27-20

March 27, 2020
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Builders Care BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser postponed

The Lee BIA Builders Care 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser originally scheduled for April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

A new date for the event will be announced at a later time.

Proceeds from the annual event support Builders Care's mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

For more information about Lee BIA Builders Care and its programs, visit or call 239-938-0056.

Palace Pub & Wine Bar offers online ordering, curbside pickup in Cape

The Palace Pub & Wine Bar is providing its customers with an option to enjoy the unique wines from its bottle shop retail section with online ordering and curbside pickup. While the bar portion of its operations are on hold due to the current restrictions in place, the bottle shop retail segment of the operation is still available to customers. Customers can view and order from the inventory by visiting

The temporary hours of operation during this time are 12-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday for curbside pickup only.

Palace Pub & Wine Bar is a wine bar and retail wine bottle shop that carries a carefully curated and rotating selection of low production, family owned wines from around the world. Experts on staff are available to help consumers find the best and most unique wine for their enjoyment. Learn more by visiting or call 239-691-6500.

Palace Pub & Wine Bar is at 1317 Cape Coral Parkway, E., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Goodwill SWFL temporarily closes most retail locations

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has temporarily close its retail stores, except the stores in the smaller Immokalee and Clewiston communities where severely limited resources make access to Goodwill merchandise essential.

Last year, Goodwill SWFL provided valuable services to more than 25,000 people with disabilities and disadvantages to help them overcome barriers and improve employability. Expectations are that the need for employment services and ACCESS assistance will dramatically increase over the coming weeks as more people are affected by the current situation. For the time being, Job-Link and Community Resource Center personnel have switched to virtual and remote assistance "only" in order to enhance safety. Those needing assistance, can contact their local Goodwill service center by phone. Details on specific site numbers are available online at

Since 1966, Goodwill SWFL retail sales have funded community services and staff. With the retail operation temporarily halted, Nadeau says donations and online shopping will be more important than ever for them to continue supporting the community.

Donations can be dropped off at Goodwill store donation doors and at Attended Donation Centers. That ADC will be closed until further notice. At this time, 11 donation door sites and all of the remaining ADCs will be staffed daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Donors can still drop off at unattended stores in "self-service" containers located near the donation drive-throughs. Additionally, limited home pickups are still available. Call 239-652-1600 to schedule a home pickup.

Until stores reopen, shoppers are encouraged to continue shopping Goodwill online at Items located in Southwest Florida can be picked up at the Opportunity Center at 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers.

Jason's Deli locations offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery

Jason's Deli locations throughout Southwest Florida remain open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For a limited time, delivery fees will be waived at each location while the dining rooms are temporarily closed in an effort to protect the health and safety of guests and employees.

The six participating locations include:

* Cape Coral - 2311 Santa Barbara Boulevard; 239-458-8700;

* Fort Myers - 13550 Reflections Parkway; 239-590-9994;

* Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Landings - 16451 Corporate Commerce Way; 239-466-3354;

Additional Jason's Delis offering the same services are located in Naples, Port Charlotte and Sarasota.

In addition, local Jason's Deli locations are hosting a special to-go ice cream fundraiser. Vanilla ice cream floats are available with the choice of Coca-Cola or root beer for $1.99 and pints of vanilla, chocolate or swirl ice cream can be purchased for 99 cents. All ice cream product proceeds will be donated directly to a Jason's Deli employee relief fund created to assist employees during this challenging time.

To view Jason's Deli's full menu or to place an order online, visit The restaurant continues to accept orders for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily during regular operating hours.

A family-owned deli restaurant chain, Jason's Deli was founded in Beaumont, Texas, in 1976 by Joe Tortorice Jr. and now has 280+ locations in 27 states.

For additional information, please visit

Local Hooters restaurants announce hours for to-go orders

The Cape Coral and Fort Myers Southwest Florida Hooters locations are now offering food, sealed bottles of wine, liquor and beer.

Locations and hours:

Hooters of Cape Coral

3120Del Prado Blvd., 239-945-4700

Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, noon-10 p.m.


Hooters of Fort Myers

4411 Cleveland Ave., 239 275-4666

Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, noon-10 p.m.

The above hours are also available in Naples, Port Charlotte and Sarasota.

LTP Management, a franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 17 locations in South Florida. For more information about South Florida Hooters visit follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook

Schmucker joins Henderson, Franklin, Starnes &?Holt

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., recently announce that Monica Schmucker has joined the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. She is a former deputy attorney general in Indiana and brings her investigation experience to her litigation practice, assisting clients in the defense of negligence, personal injury, premises liability, vehicle negligence, and wrongful death claims.

Originally from Miami, Fla., and before she attended law school, Schmucker taught English at both Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College until she relocated to Indiana to attend law school. While in law school, she worked at the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic helping clients in cases involving mortgage foreclosure and mortgage fraud issues.

After law school, she clerked for Judge Kathleen Lang in LaPorte County Superior Court and later joined the Office of the Indiana Attorney General as a Deputy Attorney General in the Licensing Enforcement and Homeowner Protection Unit. She then began practicing insurance defense litigation in Indianapolis until relocating to Southwest Florida.

Schmucker received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School (cum laude). She may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1181.

Henderson Franklin is a locally-based law firm with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law.

For more information Schmucker or Henderson Franklin, please visit or connect with us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Bergmann introduces new cabinetry design

Interior designer Dwayne Bergmann, founder and principal of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, based in Fort Myers, FL, has introduce Dwayne Bergmann Cabinetry, his new line of custom cabinetry for both residential and hospitality projects.

Since opening his business in 2013, Bergmann, an artist as well as designer, has become known for his highly personalized and distinctly creative designs. His and his team's approach is to, first and foremost, listen to his clients' needs and then use this information to design and create spaces that are authentic and dynamic.

Bergmann is launching his collection with four highly customizable cabinetry profiles, with more to come in the future.

Bergmann's custom cabinetry will be on display in his new studio in Naples, FL, which is slated to open this spring and located at 1391 Third Street S, and it is also available through Bergmann's head office in Fort Myers.

Founded in 2013 and based in South Florida, with offices in Fort Myers and Naples, Dwayne Bergmann Interiors specializes in high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

For more information on Dwayne Bergmann Interiors and the new cabinetry line, contact Ann Feldstein at



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