As a commercial general contractor, there’s no question that GCG Construction (GCG) has a good name in the industry. Since its establishment as Gulfcoast Consulting Group in 2000, the company has maintained an excellent reputation for the quality and scope of its commercial projects, which range from small tenant improvements to sizable corporate facilities. Last year, it outbid many larger competitors to renovate a 130,000+sf multi-use facility for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, which it recently completed.
As part of the Veranda’s 35th anniversary celebration, The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers was recently chosen by drawing to receive $350...read full article
The weekly Fenway South Farmer’s Market at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers has returned for a four-month stay through April. The market, which is open every Monday from 2 p.m. — 6 p.m., offers a variety of local produce, prepared and fresh foods, flowers, crafts and more, along with live music...read full article
The 14th Annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference will be held on Thursday, January 29th from 7:30 a.m. — noon at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers...read full article
Agents with RE/MAX Realty Group’s Commercial Division report the following fourth-quarter sales and leases in Fort Myers (unless otherwise noted)...read full article
Agents with Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC, an alliance member of Cushman & Wakefield, recently negotiated the following sales and leases. All properties are in Fort Myers unless otherwise noted...read full article
Agents with Premier Commercial, Inc., in Naples recently closed the following sales and leases in Lee and Collier counties...read full article
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.
If you’re going to name a restaurant after one of the great inventors of the 20th century, it behooves you to be a bit inventive yourself. In downtown Fort Myers, the owners of The Firestone have outdone themselves, from concept to cuisine.
As commerce continues to rev up in downtown Fort Myers, business at Ford’s Garage appears to be in overdrive. From mid-day until late in the evening, near-capacity crowds have filled the sizeable First Street establishment — and its spacious patio — ever since it opened in February 2012.
Just because there seems to be a pizza restaurant on every corner in Southwest Florida doesn’t guarantee you’ll find an outstanding pie at any of them. Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria is an exception.
Relocation can be a tricky proposition for restaurateurs, as diners tend to be creatures of habit. Some establishments don’t survive the move, no matter how short the distance or how great their previous success. Others seem to bloom where they’re planted – or in Yabo’s case, transplanted.
It’s one thing for restaurants to be busy when Southwest Florida is filled to the rafters with snowbirds and tourists. Even then, dining rooms tend to empty by 9 p.m. So to find a large restaurant near capacity and still seating diners at 9:30 p.m. during the off season is quite remarkable, especially when it’s located in central Fort Myers.
On January 1, brothers-in-law Mark Messina and Matt Syroczynski rang in more than just a new year. They also celebrated a new partnership as the owners of Stillwater Grille. Day or night, the casual but chic south Fort Myers eatery offers a combination that’s hard to find in Southwest Florida: A special occasion atmosphere at everyday prices.