Curious Gulf Coast: Why Is the Door of the SWFL Restaurant Industry a Revolving One?

Oct 25, 2017

This week, WGCU is answering your questions about development in Southwest Florida in a multi-platform Curious Gulf Coast series. 

A perennial topic in the region is restaurant development — rather, redevelopment. There is a well-known revolving door of food joints in Southwest Florida.

Mark Bole is a professor at the Institute of Entrepreneurship at FGCU. He joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about why restaurants aren't always able to weather the offseason.

He is joined by Dorothea Sonne, the food and wine editor of Gulfshore Life. She talks about why restaurants may be more inclined to renovate an existing space, rather than build from the ground up.