Following Gov. DeSantis’ directive allowing some non-essential businesses to reopen to the public, Bell Tower, a newly renovated, open-air lifestyle shopping center in Fort Myers, announced retailers have begun to reopen for business.
Wile the center will temporarily observe reduced hours of operation – Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Bell Tower retailers will individually determine their reopening dates and hours.
For a regularly updated list of open retailers, including many still offering virtual shopping, shipping and pickup, visit www.belltowerfl.com. While Bell Tower will be open for shopping and dining, many of the center’s restaurants will continue to provide take-out or delivery services as well. Many retail shops are open at reduced occupancy with several providing curbside pickup.
Bell Tower will also continue social media and community programs, such as the Pet Photo contest benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Plans are also in the works for a relaunch of the center’s popular monthly Yappy Hour, with social distancing measures and other precautions when state and local authorities believe it is safe to do so.
“At Bell Tower, we are looking forward to our businesses reopening and having the opportunity to reconnect with our customer,” says Samantha Lillard, senior general manager. “We know people are anxious to get out and at the same time feel safe.”
“Facility cleanliness has always been a top priority, and we’ve taken additional precautions to safeguard the health of our visitors and employees in accordance with CDC guidelines.” says Lillard.
Bell Tower has implemented several new policies and procedures to protect the health and wellbeing of its valued shoppers and employees, including:
• Deepening Disinfection Procedures: The center has instituted an increased schedule for the frequent cleaning and disinfection of common areas, restrooms, seating and “high touch” surfaces.
• Common-Area Seating: Furniture throughout Bell Tower has been reduced and spaced for a minimum of 6 feet between persons.
• New Signage: Signage throughout the property will remind visitors of the importance of continuing to practice social distancing, staying a minimum of six feet from others while they shop and eat.
Mother’s Day & Promotion
• Mother’s Day at Bell Tower: Several restaurants including The Fresh Market are offering Mother’s Day brunch and meal selections with both takeout, delivery and dine in options. Retailers are open and continuing to offer online, virtual shopping in addition to curbside pickup. Please contact your favorite store directly for hours and operations.
The newly renovated, modern, open-air center offers favorite stores such as: Williams-Sonoma, Victoria’s Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, Talbots, Francesca’s, Ulta, and Bath and Body Shops, plus unique boutiques including Driftwood Blue, Oceanview & 7th,The Cheshire Cat fine toys, and Brodeur Carvell. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants such as DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café, T.G.I. Friday’s, Society, World of Beer, Ice Spot, and popular grocer The Fresh Market. Bell Tower is also home to great entertainment with Dave & Buster’s and a 20-screen Regal Cinemas complex. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower is managed and leased by Madison Marquette.
The 343,000 square-foot center is conveniently located Daniels Parkway and US 41 Fort Myers,