December 14, 2018

Aquarium considered for downtown Punta Gorda

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Punta Gorda has started a campaign to see if it’s feasible to have an aquarium downtown.

City Council this week kicked in $9,500 to nurture a deal to bring in a Mote Marine aquarium.

Next, Charlotte County Economic Director Tom Patton will ask the Enterprise Charlotte Economic Council and county commission to contribute, according to Mote’s local project coordinator, Tom Kerr of Punta Gorda.

Mote seeks $35,000 in local government support to help accomplish tasks that must be completed before Mote’s board of trustees can commit to