But the good news reads that Promenade is back on the rise, as empty shops and restaurants begin to fill and the lush gardens have returned.
Promenade at Bonita Bay has a Mediterranean feel — Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton
A major infusion of vitality came with the opening of DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant in October 2014. It caters to the Naples area’s ravenous taste for fine cooking with the first of its kind (locally) market place for gourmet food products, cheeses, artisanal breads, deli meats, freshly cooked prepared dishes, coffee, wine and everything you can think of to accommodate those who love to cook and those who would rather not.
Its sit-down restaurant component serves the finest Italian cuisine, in a congenial indoor and outdoor setting, next to waterfalls tripping over stone features. It joins Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion and Molino’s Ristorante in feeding hungry shoppers, who hit Divino Gelato for a sweet pick-me-up.
In the Promenade courtyard, the Center Bar pours on the cocktails and live entertainment. Happy hour happens daily from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The variety and quality of shops at Promenade at Bonita Bay make this open-air shopping center a stand-out. Antica Murrina jewelry store, for instance, specializes in artisan Murano glass from Venice, Italy. Epic 31 displays art and artisanal jewelry hand-crafted by more than 35 local artists.
International Jewelers opened in January 2015, featuring affordable accessorizing.
Kay’s On The Beach – a spinoff of a longstanding Marco Island tradition – dresses the mature woman in everything from sportswear to formal wear; it's only one of a handful of women’s clothing boutiques at Promenade.
For men’s fashion, John Craig Clothier professes top style and sophistication.
Meanwhile, Children’s Couture carries a delightful line of clothes, gifts, toys and books for the wee ones. To dress your home in fine style, stop in at La Maison d’Elise.
As far as services and specialty businesses, the Promenade houses Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, which is a well-known name in Southwest Florida. Enchanted Ballroom dancing school and Robert of Philadelphia hair salon are other names to get acquainted with.
On Saturday mornings from October through April, Local Roots green farmer’s markets convene in the Promenade complex. At these farmer's markets, they're selling fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood; artisanal soaps; cut flowers; and baked goods, too.