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Updated: 04/24/2014 06:45:31PM

New construction a positive sign

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Once construction is complete, Old Monty's Pizzeria & Restaurant in Punta Gorda will move into its new building on U.S. 41, on the same site where the old restaurant once stood. Monty's is just one of several new buildings going up along the U.S. 41 commercial corridor. City officials say Punta Gorda has seen a resurgence of both commericial and residential construction this year.

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A new Dollar General small-box discount retail store is under construction at the corner of McKenzie Street and U.S. 41 in Punta Gorda.

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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PUNTA GORDA — From single-family homes to national discount retail stores, new construction in the city is booming.

“People are building all over the city, so something is going on,” City Manager Howard Kunik said recently at the annual Team Punta Gorda meeting. “Something is happening.”

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