Archive for August, 2009

Punta Gorda Remembers Charley

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Honoring the Community that Survived & Thrived

Honoring the Community that Survived & Thrived

As Punta Gorda prepares to mark the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, the St. Petersburg Times published a nice article on Punta Gorda comparing then and now. It seems like more than 5 yrs have passed to those of us who were here on that fateful day in August 2004. However, the changes and improvements that have happened in the aftermath of that category 4 storm leave many to say that hurricanes really are nature’s loofah. Scrubbing away the old and unsightly and bringing out the true beauty of  this quaint, boating town nestled on the banks of Charlotte Harbor. Don’t get me wrong, it was very difficult in the weeks and months that followed the storm but we made it through. But, those dark days feel like an eternity ago.

From a real estate perspective, Hurricane Charley did two things: First it gave the community national attention. Secondly, it gave almost all of the houses in Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles a facelift (i.e. new roof, exterior paint and pool cage). We affectionately called that the ‘PGI package’. Of course, many people faced more repairs than those three but overall the community looks very good with lots of curb appeal.

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Punta Gorda’s Newest Building

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I never used to consider a parking garage as the type of building that makes a downtown more attractive.  If you haven’t visited Punta Gorda in a while you will be surprised.  The brand new Herald Court Centre not only adds 400 parking spaces in the middle of our downtown, it also provides commercial space for potential businesses.  So far three new businesses have already signed lease agreements.  Be sure to stop by check it out for yourself.

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