Life on Fifth Avenue South returning to normal after hurricane flooding 

Published: November 21, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Life is steadily returning to normal after flood waters surged down Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples nearly two months ago.  

Two longtime Fifth Avenue South restaurants — Pazzo! Cucina Italiana and Chops City Grill — reopen at 4:30 p.m. today for the first time since Hurricane Ian flooded them on Sept. 28.  

“I’m so proud of the hundreds of staff working around the clock for more than seven weeks to help us restore and reconstruct our restaurants,” said Skip Quillen, founder and owner of Culinary Concepts restaurant group that also owns and operates Yabba Island Grill, which reopened Oct. 4 on Fifth. “The day after the hurricane, the one thing we all agreed upon is that we were not going to just reopen; we were going to reopen with a bang and make our restaurants better than before — on every level.”  

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