Q: Wondering what you know about The Parrot’s move into the old Davis Castaways?
— Beverly M., Naples
A: The owners of Parrot Bar & Grill have signed a letter of intent in the former Castaways Backwater Cafe space on Davis Boulevard in East Naples, but don’t expect the Parrot to roost there this year.
“There is no timeline because last I heard the owners of the property need to submit plans to Collier County to renovate the building,” said Patrick Daly, co-owner of The Parrot with his brother-in-law, Timothy. Coakley. “The building must be completely renovated because it has not been used for six years. It’s been vacant for so long. This is going to take a lot of work. »
Castaways operated at 2025 Davis Blvd. from 2001 to 2014 in a location that was previously home to Hurricane Jane. Given that plans are underway to completely renovate the space adjacent to the Brookside Marina, Mr Daly said he would be surprised if The Parrot could open there this year.
“There is not much to say. It’s really out of our hands,” he said.
Mr. Daly, however, has planned a flock of parrots, so get ready for another tropical taste of The Parrot this spring elsewhere in eastern Naples. He and another partner are working to open KC’s Parrot 41, a spinoff of The Parrot coming to the recently closed former location of That Taco Place at 3340 US 41 E. in Courthouse Shadows. The venue’s new name is a tribute to Mr Daly’s late wife, Karen Coakley Daly, whose childhood nickname was KC
The second version of Parrot Bar & Grill, slated to open as early as next month, will attempt to capture the same feeling as the original hangout, Daly said.
KC’s menu will be similar to The Parrot, but a 15-minute lunch is planned to serve employees of the many businesses in the area, including the Collier County Government Center courthouse and offices across the way. from the street. The venue is in the Courthouse Shadows shopping center, the majority of which is being redeveloped as an apartment community.
Built as a drive-thru fast food decades ago, this restaurant has housed Arby’s, Chrissy’s Courthouse Tavern & Bistro, The Gavel Grill, Crooked Shillelagh Celtic Kitchen, and La Herradura Doble, which changed its name to That Taco Place. Mr. Daly just wants to see his old clientele relax again in their new home.
The Parrot Bar & Grill, a popular local hangout for more than 10 years on Naples’ Dockside Boardwalk, closed permanently last fall after losing a lawsuit over its lease extension. In addition to the two planned locations east of Naples, Mr Daly is also planning a third location north of Naples with a third partner, but he said he could not provide details on that yet.
Meanwhile, Massimo “Max” Puglielli, who has operated Italian restaurant and pizzeria Mino in Dockside since 2016, plans to launch Sea Monkey Grill & Tavern soon in The Parrot’s original space at 1100 6th Ave. S., near Tin City.
Retreat of restaurateurs
Q: What’s going on at the old Clock Restaurant/Another Broken Egg restaurant in downtown Naples?
— Nicol Sargent, Napoli
A: The restaurant on this Naples site for over 40 years is no more. Following the demolition of the 3,175 square foot building built in 1979 for the Clock Family restaurant chain, Abbey Carpet & Floor is constructing a 10,600 square foot showroom, its second location in Collier County.
The Bonita Springs-based national flooring company is redeveloping the longtime restaurant space after buying the 0.69-acre parcel at 670 Ninth St. N. in August for $3.685 million. The new showroom in Naples’ new design district will feature carpets and rugs, ceramic tile, window coverings, and hardwood and laminate flooring. Abbey Carpet’s flagship location, which operated for nearly 15 years on US 41 north of Naples, will also continue to operate.
Another Broken Egg Cafe served Naples for less than five years before closing in June 2020. It opened in September 2015 to replace the Clock Tower, which lasted nearly four decades before closing permanently in October 2014.
Naples Clock was started in 1976 about 10 blocks south on Ninth Street, near the corner of Third Avenue South, before moving to its newly built restaurant in 1979. One of the few restaurants open 24/7 in the area, the local known for its 24-hour breakfast has remained virtually unchanged for decades.
Abbey Carpet aims to open its new location in Naples before the end of the year, said Ted Dlugokienski, the company’s chief financial officer. The redevelopment project, designed by Naples-based Kukk Architecture & Design, received final approval from the Naples Design Review Board two weeks ago. BCB Homes of Naples is the general contractor for the project.
Abbey Carpet has become one of the nation’s leading franchises with a network of approximately 800 independently owned and operated stores. Founded in Sacramento, California in 1958, Abbey’s headquarters moved to the Bonita Bay Executive Center in Bonita Springs in 1996. Chairman and CEO Phil Gutierrez, who bought the company in 1983, brought it closer from one of his favorite Florida fishing spots.
While a new Aldi grocery store and a Chick-fil-A restaurant were both set to launch on Thursday, February 10 in North Naples, Aldi is delaying the opening of its new store until next month. Chick-fil-A still plans to open on that original date in front of Addison Place luxury apartments on the north side of Immokalee Road, just west of Collier Boulevard.
Aldi has not postponed a specific March opening date for its fourth store in Collier County, but reports the postponement was necessary “to ensure our new store in Naples, Florida provides customers with the best experience. possible purchase,” said Chris Hewitt, Regional Director of ALDI. vice president for the region that includes Southwest Florida. ¦