Islanders and visitors wanting to grab a quick breakfast bite or try out some other delicious soups, salads and sandwich offerings for lunch now have another choice on the island. The Lakeside Eatery has opened at 2 Marco Lake Drive and boasts a wide variety of light breakfast fare and a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Locals will be delighted as they enter the new eatery and find that two of Marco’s most recognizable and well-liked individuals are trying their hands at providing islanders with another café with a local feel.
Nancy Clark and Julie Stoller have joined in a partnership to bring islanders another choice for breakfast and lunch.
Clark has been a mainstay in the restaurant business, having been involved in the opening of several popular pubs and eateries across the Marco landscape over the last couple of decades. In addition to that, she has also been involved in the banking business on Marco and has brought up two lovely daughters who attended local Marco and Naples schools.
Julie Stoller is another well-known local entrepreneur on Marco Island and presently owns Strands by Julie, which is located right around the corner from her newly-opened restaurant with Nancy Clark.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working for a number of great folks here on Marco and just thought it was the right time to own a business which I would have an ownership role in,” said Clark. “The interior design, with its light and soft colors, was all Julie and Chris Broxson’s doing,” said Clark with a smile. Broxson, a friend of both Clark and Stoller, served as their contractor for the rehab of the facility.
“I’ve always looked upon the island as a small village, where everyone knows one another. We wanted them to have a place that they would feel comfortable in, while getting a good value for the money they spend here,” said Stoller.
The restaurant offers take out and dine-in options. Delivery will be available, and the owners will look at the possibility of being open on Saturdays as the season progresses.
The Lakeside Eatery is located at 2 Marco Lake Drive (off Bald Eagle Drive) and is open from 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.