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The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens in Punta Gorda, FL

The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens in Punta Gorda, FL

The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar – Re-Imagined “Live” Gracious Hospitality on Marion

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — The city’s historic downtown dining district has a re-imagined dining establishment, and new concept for gracious hospitality. The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens the front gates of its red-brick foyer at 139 West Marion Avenue in the heart of Punta Gorda at 4 p.m. Monday, November 27th, 2017.

“The Blue Turtle is our neighborhood place, the convivial tavern on the corner that thrives on gracious hospitality—a welcoming and relaxing place where guests enjoy casual dining and a beer..

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F.M. Don’s in Florida Weekly

F.M. Don’s in Florida Weekly

Some shake-ups and a shutdown around town
fby Nanci Theoret

You could almost hear the collective sigh when foodies first learned former Trabue executive chef and GM Keith Meyer was returning to Punta Gorda. His escargot and classic French culinary expertise were sorely missed after the restaurant’s demise in January. When his Facebook followers found out Chef Meyer was returning as co-owner of Jacks on Marion, along with established restaurateur Chris Evans, they insisted and persisted that several of their favorite dishes return, including the delectable escargot crostini with its oh-so..

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Great restaurant, great partnership. F.M. Don’s to honor Punta Gorda heritage

Great restaurant, great partnership. F.M. Don’s to honor Punta Gorda heritage

Punta Gorda, Florida – April 5, 2017 – Chris Evans, co-owner of The Turtle Club Coastal Tavern and Claw Bar, summed up what went into a restaurant deal that will change the face of Marion Avenue: “Like anything else in life–time and opportunity.”

It took both to bring about the purchase of eight-year-old Jack’s on Marion, owned by Bill and Janet Minerich in downtown Punta Gorda’s Sunloft Center since 2012.

Said Evans, “For a retired airline pilot who’d never been in the restaurant business before, Bill Minerich has done a fantastic job with Jack’s. We’ve been..

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Turtle Club owners to purchase Jacks

Turtle Club owners to purchase Jacks

The owners of the Turtle Club & Claw Bar Restaurant and The Glass Tavern have purchased Jacks on Marion in Punta Gorda, Florida, partnering with Chef Keith Meyer.

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Grand Opening Event – October 8th from 3-10 pm

Grand Opening Event – October 8th from 3-10 pm

Join us for our Grand Opening on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 3-10pm!  Featuring live entertainment with blues & rock music all day, free hors d’oeuvres, Wolf Hollow beer sampling, Stoli, Jack Fire, Woodford sampling, a pig roast and more!

3-6pm – Andrew Wheeler Band

7-10pm – Jill Hughes and the High Rollers
Jill Hughes, the area’s legendary singer & entertainer, joins with Matt Mirable, the premier blues guitarist in the Capital District for a night of searing blues & soul.

For more information, please see our Facebook Event page:

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