If you live in Southwest Florida, you’ve probably had a close encounter with a commercial project built by GCM Contracting Solutions (GCM), based in Fort Myers. In Lee County, Miromar Design Center, Gulf Coast Town Center and Chico’s World Headquarters are just a few of its many prominent works. All prove what company owner and founder Robert Brown has known for years: Poured concrete construction is not only durable, it can also be beautiful.
Brokers with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Naples recently negotiated the following sales and leases. All are in Naples unless otherwise indicated...read full article
Last Election Day, November 4th, the Collier County Election Board closed on the purchase of a new place to call home...read full article
Stevens Construction has expanded its Fort Myers team with the addition of project manager Ken Kensinger. He joins the company with more than 26 years of construction industry experience with a specialty in healthcare construction...read full article
Agents with iCORE Global – Ft. Myers recently reported the following sales and leases. All transactions are in Fort Myers unless otherwise noted...read full article
Three construction industry veterans recently joined GATES as superintendents. Each is responsible for on-site supervision of company projects, including quality control, safety, security, project close-out and transition planning...read full article
The Lee County Building Industry Association (LBIA) recently installed its 2015 board of directors. They are: Victor duPont, president; Dan Beiter, vice president; Randal Mercer, second vice president; Dennis Miehle, secretary; and Michael Kosinski, treasurer. Other board members are Carl Barraco, Jr., Chris Brasher, Mike Dannenhauer, Ted Gadoury, Bob Imig, Frank Jenkins, Bob Marion, Darin McMurray, David Mulicka, Steve Richards, Butch Ritter, Randy Thibaut, Gregg Truxton and Mark Wiles...read full article
EHC, Inc., a site construction contractor, is working on two new projects in Lee and Collier counties...read full article
Thoughts of downtown Fort Myers aren’t likely to prompt visions of a ski lodge and falling snow. But that’s exactly what Kearns Restaurant Group (KRG) has in mind for its newest Southwest Florida restaurant, The Lodge, now under construction on First Street.
In a town where pizza-and-pasta restaurants are plentiful, finding affordable, authentic Italian cuisine is akin to a game of chance. There’s really no way to know if you’ve spent your dining dollars on a winner or a loser until it’s too late and all too often, the house comes out ahead. If that’s the case, chances are you haven’t been to LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in south Fort Myers.
One thing that Arvey Krise and her son, Reuben Sliva, have discovered as restaurateurs is that home cooking never goes out of style. Case in point: Reuben’s Smokehouse, located at 11506 South Cleveland Avenue, next to Dunkin’s Diamonds in Fort Myers.
Famous for its award-winning ribs and barbecue, Rib City is gaining recognition for another reason these days: Longevity. In May, the family-owned, national chain of barbecue restaurants turned 25 — a rare distinction that places it among Southwest Florida’s restaurant elite.
From the day it opened last fall, Cape Cod Fish Company (CCFC) has attracted two types of customers: (1) New Englanders who miss the clam shacks back home and (2) seafood lovers who had no idea what they’d been missing until their first visit. Either way, chef Joseph Faria’s tiny south Fort Myers restaurant has been a big hit with customers craving fresh, cold-water seafood.
In the history of Lee County, only a handful of local restaurateurs have simultaneously owned and operated multiple restaurants in this market (think Prawnbroker Group, Paul and Craig Peden, and the Phelan family, among others). While most have evolved as a result of slow, steady growth, Kearns Restaurant Group (KRG) has burst onto the scene, fueled by innovative ideas for new restaurants and bars, and the resources to develop, build and manage them.
Sometimes, the best indication of a great restaurant isn’t what’s on the menu, but the number of cars in the parking lot. If so, that’s a very good sign for Tom, Dick & Harry’s American Grill in south Fort Myers, where the parking lot has been near capacity since opening day several months ago.
There is no shortage of frozen yogurt shops these days, particularly in Southwest Florida. Given the hot climate and consumers’ growing demand for healthful alternatives to traditional ice-cream, the appeal is understandable. But with frozen dessert franchises and locally-operated shops continuing to proliferate, one has to wonder if there’s room for even one more.
Although the term suggests a setback of sorts, finding yourself back at Square 1 means something far different to burger lovers, namely an outstanding meal.
Located in Page Field Commons in Fort Myers, Square 1 Burgers & Bar is unlike any other casual-dining restaurant on Florida’s west coast and far superior to a typical burger joint. Local diners know that now, but weren’t quite sure what to make of the place when it opened in 2012. Since then, its unique appeal has drawn a growing fan base.
If you’re looking for a place to have lunch or dinner in Lee County, The Shell Factory & Nature Park may not immediately spring to mind. But that’s likely to change after a visit to Capt’n Fishbones Seafood Grill, a restaurant that seems to be hiding in plain sight within the iconic North Fort Myers attraction.