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November 15, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Pinchers Crab Shack opens

at Tarpon Point in Cape Coral

Renowned locally owned and family operated seafood restaurant Pinchers Crab Shack has officially opened its doors for the first time in Cape Coral.

The ninth location, Pinchers Crab Shack at Tarpon Point location has 50 tables including outside, waterfront dining by the marina and encompass a total of 7,000 square feet.

The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and is open from 11 a.m. to 10: p.m. daily.

The address is 5991 Silver King Boulevard, Cape Coral.

Pinchers Crab Shack has been operating in Southwest Florida for 16 years. Known for serving fresh seafood (including locally sourced stone crab claws right now!) in a casual, tropical atmosphere, Pinchers is a favorite of locals and guests of Southwest Florida alike. For more information, visit or visit their Facebook page.

Pinchers Crab Shack is expanding throughout the state with the recent opening of a location on Duval Street in Key West. For more information, please contact the Pinchers Crab Shack corporate office at (239) 431-5504.

20 Minute Tan closes its doors

After serving the Cape Coral market for over 19 years, 20 Minute Tan has announced that it has closed their doors effective Nov. 1.

According to a release announcing the closure, the owners have decided that it's time retire from the industry and pursue other interests. 20 Minute Tan has been a staple in the community since Nichole and Matt Dukas began their indoor tanning business in 1993.

All of the equipment, including a large array of high pressure tanning beds, spray and stand-up booths will be sold at auction Nov. 21., South Florida's largest public auction house, will be offering the assets to the general public through its on-line auction platform with no minimums or reserve bids.

Chili's Grill & Bar

helping raise funds for JDRF

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., more than 130 Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants throughout Florida will come together to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To participate in the "Give Back Event," guests just need to bring their appetites to their local Chili's and mention the fund-raiser to their server or bring in the attached flyer. In return, Chili's will donate 10 percent of the guest's food, beverage and ToGo sales to help JDRF's fight against Type 1 diabetes.

JDRF is committed to progressively removing the impact of Type 1 diabetes from people's lives. JDRF's mission is to deliver new, dynamic therapies that will ultimately help eliminate Type 1 diabetes entirely. For more information about JDRF, visit

All Chili's restaurants throughout Florida and Louisiana, as well as select locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, are participating. Guests can contact their local restaurant or visit for more information regarding the Give Back Event.

Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc., a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a variety of Southwestern-inspired, classic American favorites at nearly 1,600 locations in 33 countries and two territories.

TaxCuts1 celebrates 10 years

in Southwest Florida

TaxCuts1 is celebrating its decade-long presence in Southwest Florida. The company was founded in 2003 by Mike Hagen, after working for more than 10 years as an attorney and key administrator for the Lee County Property Appraiser. TaxCuts1 serves high-end residential and commercial property owners seeking to reduce their property taxes. TaxCuts1 has successfully achieved property valuation reductions for hundreds of property owners.

Hagen's years with the property appraiser' provided him with a wide base of knowledge to use on behalf of his clients. His property tax experience is accompanied by 26 years as a real estate broker and 28 years as a licensed Florida attorney.

For more information about TaxCuts1 call (239) 275-0808 or visit TaxCuts1 is located at 6249 Presidential Court, Ste. F., in Fort Myers.

Patel family purchases

Wooten's Airboat Tours

EVERGLADES CITY Wooten's Airboat Tours, an airboat tour company near Everglades City, was recently purchased by the Patel family of Fort Myers. The previous owner, Gene Wooten, inherited the company from his father, Raymond Wooten, in the early 1990s. When Raymond started the company in 1953, it was the first Everglades airboat company in Southwest Florida.

George Patel and his son, Aashish, who also own and operate Everglades City Motel and Captain Doug's Everglades Tours, have already begun to make improvements, including adding an hourly alligator show run by an experienced handler.

Wooten's will keep what makes it unique: 253 acres of private land, airboat tours through the grasslands of the Everglades, swamp buggy tours through a cypress forest, and an animal sanctuary home to panthers, snakes, otters, bobcats, tigers, crocodiles, and over 100 alligators.

Interested visitors can call 1-800-282-2781 or visit for more information.

Bacarella joins Spiro & Associates

Christa Bacarella has joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations in Fort Myers as a graphic designer, announced CEO Christopher T. Spiro. Bacarella is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact for a variety of creative products including brochures, print ads and websites.

Bacarella is originally from Long Island, and moved Florida when she was 16 years old. In December 2012, she completed her associate in science in digital design at Southwest Florida College in Fort Myers, while simultaneously working as a graphic designer for Word of Life Ministries, also in Fort Myers. Prior to joining Spiro & Associates, she was a graphic designer at Human Signs LLC in Cape Coral.

Spiro & Associates is one of Southwest Florida's largest marketing, advertising and public relations firms. The company serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, automotive, tourism, retail, real estate, law, business and residential services, the arts, government, medicine and property management. Online at or call (239) 481-5511.

White Orchid Spa

hosts anniversary open house

White Orchid Spa recently held an open house to celebrate its one-year anniversary of being in business.

Guest enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres while touring the spa's updated treatment rooms and receiving UltraSmoothing Eye Serum demos, free face mappings and complimentary scanner skin analysis.

White Orchid spa offers relaxation, deep-tissue, prenatal and couples' massages, as well as hot-stone therapy, aromatherapy body scrub and wraps, reflexology and Reiki energy work. Facials are also available from a classic European facial, aromatherapy facial and pumpkin enzyme facial to an oxygen facial, back facial and microdermabrasion. Specialists at the spa also perform waxing, enzyme peels, vitamin A peels and acid peels.

The White Orchid is at 2180 West First St., in Fort Myers. Hours areTuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For informatoin, call 239-362-2799 or visit



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