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CONTENTS FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH 2013–2014
The Fifth Avenue Experience Shopping, dining, entertainment and more—Naples’ “main street” has global appeal.
The Tried and True Some Fifth Avenue South businesses have been on the Ave for more than 50 years! We tip our hats to local favorites.
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Did You Know? Interesting facts about Naples’ rich history.
Must Do & See
Calendar of events.
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Welcome to Naples’ historic and effortlessly chic Fifth Avenue South. Stretching from the Tamiami Trail to the Gulf of Mexico in Old Naples, this “main street” is one of the city’s—and the country’s—most popular shopping, dining and cultural destinations. Fifth Avenue South is home to upscale fashion, gifts, artwork, cuisine and entertainment. Residents and visitors have come to expect all of that and more when in town, making the manicured sidewalks, plaza, parks and charming buildings in this district the destination of choice to live, work, shop, dine and play. We invite you to savor our many fine restaurants, quaint coffee shops and vibrant pubs—34 to be exact— featuring everything from traditional American fare, to authentic Italian, to Irish-American, to Persian, to Caribbean, to sophisticated organic eats and anything else in between. The Avenue is also home to more than 70 of the most alluring, locally owned boutiques and shops in Southwest Florida. You will discover not only fabulous clothing and unique shoes, but also a treasure trove of gifts, decorative arts, antiques and fine furnishings. If pampering is what you are seeking, Fifth Avenue South offers relaxing and luxurious indulgences at two spas and numerous salons. If art and culture are on your to-do list, the Avenue abounds Fifth Avenue South with world-class galleries, The von Liebig Art Center and and Cambier Park is outstanding community and professional theater with The now a WiFi hot zone. Connect for free to Naples Players and the Gulfshore Playhouse. “5th Avenue Wifi.” Throughout the year, Fifth Avenue South and adjacent Cambier Park host some 50 festivals and special events. Be sure to check the calendar (“Must Do & See”) at the back of this magazine for listings, and for resources to gather more information. Whether you are new to Naples, one of our many prized residents or one of our cherished guests for a day or longer, we hope that you will visit—and revel in the many delights of—Fifth Avenue South.
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By Ashley Huntsberry-Lett
Naples’ “main street” has long been a favorite among locals and visitors. And it just keeps getting better. Whether you’re a newcomer looking to spend an unforgettable day in Naples or a seasoned resident in search of a perfect night on the town, you’ll find it on Fifth Avenue South. One of the nation’s most exclusive addresses, Fifth Avenue South is an exciting combination of bustling energy and relaxed sophistication. From the upscale
shopping and dining to the laidback entertainment, the beloved avenue long referred to as Naples’ “main street” has been one of the city’s most popular attractions for decades—for both tourists and residents alike. A walk down Fifth Avenue South, which stretches from the Tamiami Trail to the Gulf of Mexico in Old Naples, is an event in itself. Local boutiques share quaint blocks with national brand stores, while international restaurants fill the air with intoxicating aromas. You’ll be swept away in the Mediterranean-style architecture and rich landscaping. And come nightfall, you’ll be awestruck as white-lighted trees transform the street into a magical place. It’s
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no wonder residents keep coming back to eat, shop and play, and visitors leave eager to come back for more. Shopping on Fifth Avenue South is a must—both enjoyable and easy, as the choices are endless. Pop in and out of dozens of shops filled with chic clothes, handbags and shoes, many of which are the remarkable creations of local boutiques. Browse the handcrafted jewelry as well as custom and estate pieces that are abundant on the Avenue. Pick up the perfect gift at one of the many unique shops selling oneof-a-kind keepsakes. Take home an original work of art—or just admire the beauty—from one of the seven world-class galleries. Thinking about a remodel? Distinctive home furnishings shops offer high-design and top-notch advice for anyone who wants to take advantage of the custom
interior design services. Of course, a day of shopping can zap you of energy. So head over to one of the luxurious spas and salons for a little revitalization—a massage, a manicure, a pedicure, or perhaps a fresh new hair style for your night on the town. Ready for an amazing dinner? Stroll down Fifth AveFIFTH AVENUE SOUTH 13
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nue South past myriad restaurants, markets and cafes offering prime steaks, fresh seafood from the Gulf, authentic Italian food, tapas, desserts, Persian cuisine, French fare…. There are so many mouthwatering options to please every palate, and discerning locals love to frequent the area in search of their new favorite gem. After dinner, you might check
out a live theater performance by The Naples Players or the Gulfshore Playhouse. Then put on your dancing shoes to visit one of the many restaurants featuring latenight entertainment, or relax with a cocktail or coffee and some live jazz at one of the more casual establishments. Then get some sleep—because there’s much more to do and see tomorrow.
The international vibe you sense as you meander down Fifth Avenue South isn’t coming solely from the delicious aromas wafting out of the many restaurants. Downtown Naples is a true merging of cultures—home to residents and business owners who speak more than 30 different languages. The Café, a quaint eatery on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 8th Street that specializes in breakfast, lunch and baked goods, is run by the Danish Madsen family. Sushi spot Osetra (also renowned for its caviar and Champagne menu), serves up a taste of Japan from Chef Kaoru Saganawa from Okinawa. And The Brick Coffee and Bar, a local favorite for espresso, paninis and wine, gets its authentic Euro flair from Bulgarian owners Dimitar Koev and Emil Atanassov. Walking down Fifth Avenue South, you might hear conversations in French, Spanish, Farsi, Macedonian, Flemish or Romanian. It's that unique blend of languages, cultures and cuisines that makes Naples’ downtown an attractive destination for international travelers and a true cultural experience for American visitors.
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The Blue Mussel
TRUE While new businesses are always met with excitement, Fifth Avenue South wouldn’t be the same without those who have planted some serious roots. By Ashley Huntsberry-Lett PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANESSA ROGERS
The Neapolitan landscape is constantly evolving with new businesses joining the community all the time. But along Fifth Avenue South, there are a number of businesses that have stood the test of time. Some have changed hands and locations over the years, but longtime residents recognize many friendly, familiar faces—and a walk past certain blocks is a walk down memory lane. By the numbers: 27 retail businesses and
organizations have called Fifth Avenue South home for 15 years or longer, while seven of those have been around for more than 30 years—including Oliver’s Barber Shop, a staple on the 800 block since 1953. Schmitt Jeweler is another one of the “elite seven.” There’s hardly a local who hasn’t heard of the third-generation luxury jeweler that has been open for business for 44 years. About a block to the west sits Port Royal Jewelers, the
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boutique jeweler was opened by the Boyajian family in 1968 under the name Landmark Gems and continues the family legacy today under its new name. And not a visitor has passed through Naples in the past 51 years without being tempted by a unique find at The Blue Mussel. Opened in 1962 by Bea Sweet—and later bought by New England transplant Larry Liss, who runs the shop today—The Blue Mussel has been wowing locals and tourists with its collection of coral and seashells, jewelry and rare gifts from all over the world for half a century. Others may not be quite as established in terms of years on the Avenue but are certainly quintessential fixtures on the scene. One that comes to mind is The Name Game. The eclectic gift shop owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Gil and Gloria Kovacs has been on Fifth Avenue for 20 years, undergoing an expansion in 2002. Residents and visitors love popping in to check out the Kovacs’ ever-changing unique wares— artwork, jewelry, home goods and a wide selection of gifts, including a variety of personalized “name” items. The Kovacs love seeing repeat customers who have become friends
and showing newcomers what Naples is all about. “We consider the store an extension of our home and love talking with people,” says Gloria. It’s that warm atmosphere the Kovacs create that keeps customers from around the world coming back for more. When it comes to historical significance, Bellini on Fifth Italian Ristorante has a long legacy that is unmistakably present in its fine Italian cuisine and specialty cocktails. Family matriarch Maria, son Massimo and daughter Stefania began sharing their passion for fresh, quality food 18 years ago, when they first opened their doors on Fifth Avenue South. The restaurant has undergone a lot of changes since then—it expanded into a larger space with a martini bar and added a spacious patio for alfresco dining. But one thing has not changed: the authentic recipes and traditional cooking methods. “We have no heat lamps or microwaves in the kitchen,” Stefania says. “Everything is cooked to order, and all of our sauces are made from scratch.” Bellini also specializes in the refreshing cocktail that is its namesake—chilled Prosecco and peach nectar. A number of creative
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Hats off to these Fifth Avenue South businesses and organizations that have been around the block for 20+ years!
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The years, and even decades, of success that these (and many other) Fifth Avenue South shops and restaurants have enjoyed is no doubt due to the enthusiasm and dedication of their owners. Providing the highest quality products and making each patron’s experience genuinely unique, warm and memorable is the kind of small-town hospitality that makes Naples a true paradise.
variations on the classic Bellini are also available for patrons looking for something a bit more adventurous. Traditional Main Street culture simply would not be complete without a classic ice cream parlor. Enter Regina’s Ice Cream. Husband and wife Sal and Regina Tenaglia opened Regina’s back in 1988, and this year they celebrate a quarter of a century on Fifth Avenue South. It’s easy to see why Regina’s is so popular: The nostalgic 1950s decor makes it a quaint place to grab a delicious sweet treat. And did we mention the ice cream? The parlor offers 50 scrumptious flavors—some creatively named for the city, like Port Royal Praline and Downtown Cup a’Joe—plus classic malts, egg creams and freshly made waffle cones.
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DID YOU The Naples Pier in 1948
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visitors and residents alike can see that Fifth Avenue South is bustling with top-notch restaurants, sophisticated arts and incomparable shopping. But when it comes to the areaâ€™s rich history, there are some little-known facts that even the most learned locals may not know. Here are a few interesting tidbits from our friends at the Naples Historical Society and the Collier County Museum.
Parties on the Pier
Because of hurricane damage, the Naples Pier has been rebuilt three times since it first went up in 1888. It has always been a popular spot for fishing and sunset-viewing, but the pier has served our residents well in other ways over the years as well. In 1944, dancing on the pier was a popular activity. Prior to that, it was used as a passenger dock (including freight lifts) and was even home to a post office at one point.
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The Four Corners intersection, circa 1952
The Naples Beach and Golf Hotel—renowned for its spectacular views, challenging golf course and amazing service—has hosted some major celebs over the years, including Gary Cooper, Hedy Lamarr, Jack Nicklaus, Thomas Edison and President George Bush Sr. The hotel, then called Naples Beach Club, circa 1950
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The first traffic light in Naples went up in 1948. The location? Appropriately, at Four Corners— one of the most famous intersections in Naples. Florida Power & Light charged about $5 to install a light fixture at the time.
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Fuel for Thought
Ed Frank, an expert mechanic who would later develop the swamp buggy, opened Naples’ first garage in 1927, on Fifth Avenue South near 10th Street atop a landmass he referred to as “a gator hole.” With the increase in traffic after the opening of the Tamiami Trail in 1928, Frank built an attached coffee shop in 1931. courtesy of The Naples Historical Society
Before becoming known for its posh boutiques and five-star restaurants, the downtown area was home to Naples’ first golf course—a nine-hole fairway stretching from Third Street to Cambier Park. Today, Naples has the most golf holes per capita in the country and is home to more than 80 championship courses.
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720 Fifth Ave South • Naples, FL www.thenamegamenaples.com • 239.434.2562
Fall CityFEST 2013 Twelve days of festivals and fun throughout downtown Naples. October 19-31, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
Chalk Art 2014 The best artists in Naples burn up the pavement with their astonishing skills. Hosted by the Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club to benefit its scholarship fund for local students. January, pelicanbayrotary.com
Art in the Park A Naples tradition since 1957, the juried art show takes place on Park Street, next to The von Liebig Art Center. November to April, first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 239.262.6517 x103, naplesart.org
Ferrari Club of Naples Annual Cars on 5th Show More than 400 luxury vehicles— Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches, Corvettes—on display on Fifth Avenue South for your viewing pleasure. February, carsonfifth.com
Evening on 5th An array of live musical performances up and down the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South, plus dining, shopping and more. TBA, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
Naples Woman’s Club Flea Market The oldest philanthropic group in Naples is hosting its fourth annual flea market event. February 15, 8 a.m., napleswomansclub.org
Downtown Naples New Year’s Weekend Arts Fair The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center hosts 200+ artists from all over the country who display their artwork along Fifth Avenue South. January 4-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.580.999, naplesart.org
Naples National Arts Festival View the work of nearly 300 artists from all across the country as they compete in a juried show around Cambier Park and 8th Street—plus musical performances, food vendors and more. February 22-23, 239.262.6517 x103, naplesart.org
Thousands came out for last year’s New Year’s Weekend Arts Fair (left) and Chalk Art event (below). COURTESY of BOB RAYMOND
STREET FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
COURTESY of BOB RAYMOND
For more information and/or updates about a specific event, call 239.692.8436 or visit fifthavenuesouth.com (or use the additional contact info provided in listings).
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A nationwide tradition since 1974, TUBA Christmas comes to Naples in December.
Christmas Parade The spectacular march begins on Broad Street South and finishes on Eighth Street South. Second Tuesday in December, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com COURTESY of BOB RAYMOND
TUBA Christmas A spectacular evening of music from sousaphone, euphonium, tuba and baritone horn players. December, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts Don’t miss one of the last major art festivals of the season. March 22-23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 239.262.6517 x103, naplesart.org Wine Tours on 5th Restaurants on Fifth Avenue South present fabulous wines and scrumptious taste temptations, live music and fun. TBA, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Spring CityFEST 2014 Twelve days of music, festivals and more throughout downtown Naples. TBA, 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com
HOLIDAY Halloween Spooktacular on 5th Fun events for all, including live music, street dancing, costume contests, games and more. October 31, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com Annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony Local dance troupes and choral groups take over the avenue to usher in the holiday and light up the city’s beautiful tree. First Thursday in December, 239.692.8436, fifthavenuesouth.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade The celebration begins on Third Street South and ends on Fifth Avenue South. January, 239.455.2886 St. Patrick’s Day Parade The Irish celebration draws 40,000 people every year. March 15, naplesparade.com, 800.222.3333 Fourth of July Parade The dazzling floats start on Broad Avenue South and make their way to Eighth Street South near Cambier Park. July 4, 10 a.m., 239.213.7120, naplesgov.com Fireworks at Naples Pier Wind down after the parade with a fantastic and free light show. July 4, 9 p.m., 293.213.7120, naplesgov.com
FUN CHARITY ACTIVITiES Collier County Heart Walk Hosted by the American Heart Association, the walk commences at Cambier Park. November 2, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 239.495.4915 Naples Daily News Half Marathon Hosted by the Gulf Coast Runners, the event commences at Cambier Park. January 19, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., napleshalfmarathon.net Empty Bowls Hosted by Harry Chapin Food Bank to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger. Select from handcrafted bowls made by high school students and enjoy soup du jour and live entertainment (suggested donation). January 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 239.591.8848, emptybowlsnaples.org Red Dress Dash Sponsored by the Southwest Division of the American Heart Association, the fun race raises awareness of heart disease in women. Plus mini manicures, awareness screenings, dance performances and more. February, 239.495.4903 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH 47
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MUST DO & SEE
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Naples Beach, at 5th Avenue South Pristine sands overlooking the beautiful Gulf watersâ€” kick off your shoes and put the sand between your toes! Naples Pier Originally built on narrow gauge train rails as a freight and passenger dock in 1888, Naples Pier is now a daily visiting spot for fishing aficionados and anyone looking for gorgeous sunset views. 239.213.3062 Palm Cottage (and Norris Gardens) Built in 1895, the oldest house in Naples is now a 3,500-square-foot museum. $10 includes cottage admission and tour of gardens (children under 10 free). 239.261.8164, napleshistoricalsociety.org Naples Depot Museum Transport yourself back to the railroading boom of the 1900s through exhibits like photographs and swamp buggies, restored railcars and more. 239.262.6525 The von Liebig Art Center Home to the Naples Art Association, this family-friendly art house hosts field trips, classes, workshops, group tours, gorgeous exhibitions and a state-of-the-art resource library. 239.262.6517, naplesart.org Sugden Community Theatre Home of The Naples Players theater group, Sugden rolls out brilliant productions all year round. Acting workshops for adults offered August through May; childrenâ€™s summer camp (KidzAct) in June and July. 239.263.7990, naplesplayers.org Cambier Park and Norris Community Center The 12-acre outdoor park offers shuffleboard and bocce courts, the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center, a bandshell and ampitheater hosting community and professional concerts throughout the season (check fifthavenuesouth.com for schedule), a playground
Fishing by day, spectacular sunsets by night at Naples Pier
and softball field, an art gallery and a dance studio. The Norris Community Center (239.213.3058) offers a variety of classes in the rec center and is home to the professional theater group Gulfshore Playhouse. 239.261.7529 Gordon River Greenway and Gordon Pass Bike or walk the 1.5-mile paved loop, enjoy a boat tour down river, spend the day fishing or just take in the abundant wildlife. 239.263.4949, gordonrivergreenway.org Naples Landings A boat-launching site just off 9th Street South offering the best views of Naples Bay. 239.213.1000 Downtown Visitor Information Center 900 5th Ave. South, Suite 102, 239.262.6141
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