Many years ago, a quaint little tea house known as The Gulf View Inn resided on the Captiva beachfront, with a window seat to the ocean. Time passed, and due to beach erosion the Inn was moved back 300 feet. As the years went by, the Inn was closed and transformed into a beach house.
In 1975, two entrepreneurs named Don Mayeron and Brian Webb got together and purchased the beach house for a potential rental property. While at the Lee County Courthouse to get things in motion, they inadvertently discovered an expired beer and wine license which could be reactivated for $100.00. That evening while sipping cold beer and watching the sun paint a picture as it set across the Gulf of Mexico, an idea was born...this magical sunset experience needed to be shared with others.