Out­side the Box

Con­ve­nience, va­ri­ety, and el­e­gance await shop­pers at Co­conut Point Mall

Gulf & Main - - Contents - BY HAY­DEN ROME

Co­conut Point is South­west Florida’s premier open- air shop­ping des­ti­na­tion and the epi­cen­ter of a five- hun­dred- acre master planned com­mu­nity. This unique, pet- friendly prop­erty of­fers more than 140 spe­cialty stores and restau­rants nes­tled within sev­eral acres of lakes. Co­conut Point is the per­fect place to gather, shop, dine, work, and play in an open, Main Street– style shop­ping des­ti­na­tion, with Mediter­ranean Re­vival ar­chi­tec­ture that fits grace­fully with the fla­vor of South­west Florida.

Con­ve­niently lo­cated near Fort My­ers and Naples, Co­conut Point fea­tures spe­cialty shops that in­clude Bos­ton Proper, Dil­lard’s, Ap­ple Store, Ba­nana Re­pub­lic, Brighton Col­lectibles, Brook­stone, Clarks, Cold­wa­ter Creek, Guess, Hol­lis­ter Co., J. Crew, Lucky Brand Jeans, White House/ Black Mar­ket, and West Elm. Guests can find stores here for ev­ery­one— the young fam­ily, trav­el­ing cou­ple, or sin­gle en­tre­pre­neur.

Din­ing op­tions vary from sim­ple snacks to full- ser­vice restau­rants; from the el­e­gant Ruth’s Chris Steak House and new South Fork Grille to fam­ily fa­vorites like Ted’s Mon­tana Grill, Bice Grand Cafe, and Cal­i­for­nia Pizza Kitchen. The mall also of­fers ca­sual, grab- and- go choices, such as Five Guys Burg­ers and Fries, Pan­era Bread, and Sub­way. Ad­di­tion­ally, guests can en­joy the live out­door en­ter­tain­ment that plays reg­u­larly on the pa­tio near the Lake Shops’ Pag­elli’s, or make it din­ner and a movie at the six­teen- screen Re­gal Cin­e­mas Hol­ly­wood The­aters.

Have a crav­ing for some­thing sweet? Häa­gen- Dazs, Nes­tle Tol­lhouse, Yo­gurt Moun­tain, TCBY, Mrs. Fields Cook­ies, and Grace & Shelly’s Cup­cakes all are avail­able to suit any sweet tooth. Stop by re­fresh­ing, pick- me- up restau­rants like Starbucks, Te­vana, or Pan­era Bread if you are in need of caf­feine or a quick snack.

From jew­elry to ap­parel and ac­ces­sories to sport­ing goods, Co­conut Point of­fers a va­ri­ety of choices in ev­ery price range. The pop­u­lar shop­ping des­ti­na­tion also of­fers guests more than 6,000 park­ing spa­ces, nine con­ve­nient mall en­trances, and a valet sta­tion lo­cated in the front of the mall be­tween Blue Wa­ter Bistro and Bice.

Need a place to stay for your shop­ping get­away? Hy­att Place is on- site at Co­conut Point and fea­tures 108 guest rooms and suites and more than one thou­sand square feet of flex­i­ble meet­ing space. A Re­tail Ther­apy pack­age is avail­able, along with a cof­fee bar and great ameni­ties. Visi­tors

trav­el­ing in groups can take ad­van­tage of Co­conut Point Style Sav­ings coupon books with more than $ 500 in sav­ings.

The mall also prides it­self on of­fer­ing all guests the best shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence through ad­di­tional ameni­ties such as Si­mon Gift­cards, com­pli­men­tary wheel­chairs, com­pli­men­tary shut­tle ser­vice that runs seven days a week, dog foun­tains, and dog­gie “oops” bags.

Make the trip fun for the kids with a visit to the Chil­dren’s Play Area lo­cated near BuildA- Bear Work­shop and Gym­boree on Fash­ion Drive to­ward Dil­lard’s. Princes and princesses can stay cool in the cov­ered area with dragons and cas­tles to play on. Learn more about other child- friendly ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able once a month. The Si­mon Kidg­its Club wel­comes chil­dren to a play­ful, ed­u­ca­tional world where kids can learn through fun, in­ter­ac­tive events such as Su­per Duper Lil Chefs, Pi­rate Ad­ven­ture, and Mu­sic Ma­nia. Call the mall of­fice to learn what event is go­ing on this month.

Ev­ery month, the mall of­fers great in­ter­ac­tive and fam­ily- ori­ented events in ad­di­tion to


on- mall sales and pro­mo­tional events. Each event, whether ed­u­ca­tional and in­for­ma­tional or fun and light­hearted, fo­cuses on bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether.

Arts on the Av­enue brings artists and mu­si­cians to the streets of Co­conut Point so guests can learn about lo­cal artists’ tal­ents. Dog’s Nite Out calls our furry friends and own­ers to­gether to so­cial­ize man’s best friends. Mom’s Nite Out in May and Girl’s Night Out in Septem­ber re­veal fash­ion trends and fit­ness tips amid a lit­tle en­ter­tain­ment for a fun- filled evening. Want to get a “taste” of what Co­conut Point is all about? Stop by in Oc­to­ber for the an­nual Taste of Co­conut Point, an event where restau­rants, re­tail­ers, and com­mu­nity part­ners show what they have to of­fer.

Co­conut Point is lo­cated on U. S. 41 be­tween Corkscrew Road and Co­conut Road in Es­tero. The mall is open Mon­day through Satur­day, 10 a. m. to 9 p. m., and Sun­day, 12 to 6 p. m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 239- 992- 9966.

Easy ac­cess, am­ple park­ing, and even a valet sta­tion add to Co­conut Point’s pop­u­lar­ity as a shop­ping des­ti­na­tion.

With more than 140 spe­cialty stores and restau­rants, Co­conut Point has some­thing for evey­one.

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