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FORT MYERS, Fla., (Nov. 26, 2019) – The holiday shopping season officially kicks off at Bell Tower on Friday, Nov. 29, as shoppers and restaurant patrons take advantage of Black Friday offerings at the center.

Bell Tower will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Operating hours for anchor stores, restaurants and entertainment venues may vary from regular center hours.

Merchants open on Thanksgiving Day include Victoria’s Secret (6-10 p.m.), TGI Fridays (4-10 p.m.), Bed Bath & Beyond (5 a.m-midnight), Dave & Busters (4-11 p.m.), The Fresh Market (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Ulta (6 p.m.-2 a.m.), Mimi’s Café (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Regal Cinema (10 a.m.-11 p.m.).

Merchants opening early on Black Friday include Chico’s (9 a.m.), Victoria’s Secret (6 a.m.), Jos. A. Bank (8 a.m.), Driftwood Blue (9 a.m.), Brodeur Carvell (9 a.m.), Bath & Body Works (8 a.m.), Bed Bath & Beyond (6 a.m.), Talbots (7 a.m.), Ulta (5 a.m.) and Jared’s Jewelers (8 a.m.).

Merchants open on Christmas Day include TGI Friday’s (4 p.m.-10 p.m.), Daruma (5-10 p.m.), Dave & Busters (4-11 p.m.) and Regal Cinema (noon-11 p.m.).

Hours of operation are subject to change. Please contact stores or visit store websites to confirm opening and closing times.

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday retail sales are expected to climb approximately 4% over 2018. Shoppers at Bell Tower will notice an abundance of physical changes – updated architecture, redesigned storefronts, fresh paint, new landscaping and contemporary lighting – as well as a variety of new tenants that have opened over the past year, including Dave & Buster’s, Ocean View & 7th, Ice Spot and G’s Bridal & Haute Couture. Burntwood Tavern and Matinique Bakery Cafe also will be opening in the coming months.

“Bell Tower has always been a favorite destination for Southwest Florida residents and visitors seeking an alternative to the frenzied Black Friday shopping experience, and we’re excited to show off our new look now that the redevelopment is complete,” said Samantha Lillard, senior general manager for Bell Tower. “Our tenants are planning some great promotions and specials for Black Friday and beyond, so Bell Tower certainly is the place to ‘Experience More’ this holiday season.”

During the holiday season, Bell Tower will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The center will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. On Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Bell Tower will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a list of upcoming special appearances by Santa Claus and festive holiday events, visit and follow Bell Tower on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Bell Tower

Bell Tower is a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination centrally located in Fort Myers, Florida. The open-air center offers fine retail shops including eclectic boutiques and shopping favorites Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Ocean View & 7th, Talbots, francesca’s and Ulta. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants: 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 and Ice Spot. Bell Tower also is home to Dave & Buster’s, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower Shops hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs and more. Visit for more information.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit

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