Fort Myers Beach business owners raising money to silence street preacher

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — A Fort Myers Beach organization is taking donations to help silence a street preacher that business owners say is clearing out tables. 

The restaurants and bars in the Times Square area say the the self-proclaimed street preacher, Adam Lacroix, has been driving away customers for months. 

“There seem to be undesirable activities going on on Saturday nights, so I believe we need to fill that up with some nice pleasant music again,” said John Lallo, who’s a member of the association and owns Pete’s Time Out. 

Their goal is to bring back bands on Saturday night. 

They already have music on Friday, but COVID-19 cut their budget. So now they set up a GoFundMe, asking for help. 

It costs $500 per night for a band to perform, $800 for yearly insurance, and $1,000 for the yearly permit. The organization says they spend about $60,000 a year on entertainment at the square. 

“We just need some help to fill the…

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