S.J. Collins News

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:10am

FORT MYERS — Upscale food purveyor Whole Foods Market has signed a lease to open a 45,000-square-foot store on Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.

Currently, there are 24 Whole Food Market stores in Florida, including in Naples and Sarasota. An opening date has not yet been scheduled for the Fort Myers store.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:55am

Now that Whole Foods has announced it's coming to Daniels Parkway and Six Mile Cypress with an opening target of fall 2017, what's next?

A long getting-to-know you period, says Jeff Garrison, who's Atlanta firm S.J. Collins Enterprises has built seven of the stores and has seven more on the drawing table.

While Garrison is already vetting concept plans for the Fort Myers market with Lee County planners, a Whole Foods consumer detective of sorts will be embedding in the community to get what makes Fort Myers, well, Fort Myers.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:50am

Move over Naples. Whole Foods is coming to south Fort Myers, the real estate community learned at the real estate industry's Market Trends event Wednesday night.

"It's the right place at the right time," said Land Solutions CEO Randy Thibaut, who headlines the region's market forecast and brokered the Whole Foods commercial transaction. "It will be well-received, and we're happy to be a part of it."

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:00pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2015) — Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic food retailer, has announced plans to open a new 45,000-square-foot location in Fort Myers. Slated to open late 2017, the store will be located at the intersection of Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Highway.