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Outdoor bar and entertainment experience to open in Fort Myers

More than 300 seats are available at Bay Street Yard, with the capacity for 451 people when factoring in second-story VIP area The Loft.
More than 300 seats are available at Bay Street Yard, with the capacity for 451 people when factoring in second-story VIP area The Loft.
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An outdoor entertainment venue is opening in Fort Myers later this month. Bay Street Yard will open its doors to the public May 30 from its location on Bay Street.

The business features two full-service bars serving up craft beers and artisan beverages, while three permanent food trucks will provide unique culinary offerings just for Bay Street Yard, according to a statement. 

It will also offer entertainment, with a covered stage for live performances and an 8-by-13-foot LED TV screen for viewing televised events. 

Outdoor games like giant Jenga, cornhole, pingpong and bocce will be available for those who want to play.

Bay Street Yard seats over 300 people in the main part of the venue, with a VIP area in The Loft on the second level that can bring its capacity up to 451 people for private events. 

With shipping containers, greenery and lights creating the ambiance, the theme for the venue is both parklike and urban chic.

Bay Street Yard offers a covered stage and a large LED TV screen.
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“Bay Street Yard will be a place to socialize, entertain and be entertained,” David Fry, co-owner of Bay Street Yard, says in the statement. “We are excited to bring this new experience to Southwest Florida.”

Fry also owns co-owns Babcock Farms and construction company Dwell Florida, which creates indoor and outdoor living spaces. His co-owner of Bay Street Yard is former Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, who was elected three times before leaving office in 2020 and who owns Corbin Henderson, a commercial real estate company.

Bay Street Yard is at 2136 Bay St. Summer hours will be 4 p.m. to midnight Mondays and Thursdays; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.



Elizabeth King

Elizabeth is a business news reporter with the Business Observer, covering primarily Sarasota-Bradenton, in addition to other parts of the region. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she previously covered hyperlocal news in Maryland for Patch for 12 years. Now she lives in Sarasota County.

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