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Friday, October 13, 2023


Southwest Florida-based water bottle manufacturer to relocate to Tri-County 75 industrial park

Southwest Florida-based water bottle manufacturer Coldest signed a lease to move its headquarters and warehouse to 52,866 square feet of warehouse and office space at the 72-acre Tri-County 75 industrial park in Fort Myers, developer Glenstar Logistics announced. After outgrowing its 15,000-square-foot warehouse elsewhere in Fort Myers, the online retailer will use the space at the new industrial campus, 6115-6150 Tri-County Commerce Way at the southeast corner of the Interstate 75 interchange at Luckett Road, to store its products and pack and ship orders. This will be Coldest’s fourth headquarters since the company began in 2015. Lee & Associates Naples-Fort Myers brokered the lease on behalf of the owners of Tri-County 75 and Coldest. Tri-County 75 general contractor The Conlan Co. will build out 1,400 square feet of office space for Coldest. The industrial park is approximately 40% pre-leased. Ferguson Enterprises, a national distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, signed a 252,860-square-foot lease in November 2022 and will be relocating its regional distribution center to Building 3 of the campus this fall.

Hand & Stone opens spa in Founders Square
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened its newest location Thursday at Founders Square at the corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard in Collier County. At 8850 Founders Square Drive, Unit 205, the spa is owned and operated by Michael and Kathy Hendershott. Professional massage services include Swedish, Himalayan salt, sports, deep tissue, oncology and prenatal. Guests also can visit the spa for a signature hot stone massage and facial treatments tailored to each individual's needs or skin concerns, with a wide range of services available for women, men and teens. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Punta Gorda property sells for $3M

Jones Loop BDE LLC purchased 10.48 acres in the Enterprise Charlotte Airport Zone at the corner of Jones Loop and Piper Roads, lots B, D and E, in Punta Gorda from Jones Loop Investors LLC for $3,068,366. Adam Bornhorst, Derek Bornhorst, SIOR, CCIM, Bob Johnston, SIOR, and Jerry Messonnier, SIOR, of Lee & Associates Naples-Fort Myers represented the seller, and Randy Krise of Krise Real Estate Group represented the buyer.

Le Colonial restaurant to open in late November on Fifth Avenue South

Restaurateurs Rick Wahlstedt and Joe King are opening their French-Vietnamese concept Le Colonial in downtown Naples in late November. The restaurant will make its home at 445 Fifth Avenue S. and span more than 6,500 square feet, including a 74-seat dining room, a 40-seat lounge and bar and a 64-seat al-fresco patio. Showcasing the French-Vietnamese cuisine will be Vietnamese chef and cookbook author Nicole Routhier and National Culinary Director Hassan Obaye. Le Colonial, which also has locations in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Delray Beach and Lake Forest, Illinois, bills itself as a celebration of the spirit and flavors of Saigon in the 1920s.

FEMA sets up trailers in Harlem Heights a year after Hurricane Ian

More than a year after Hurricane Ian, the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up trailers in the hard-hit neighborhood of Harlem Heights in Lee County. FEMA placed 13 families in the trailers, noting it was the last group in the area awaiting temporary housing, WINK News reports.

Fort Myers land sells for $1.1M
3960 Canal LLC purchased 8.1 acres at 3960 Canal St. in Fort Myers from FL Star Investments LLC for $1,135,000. Chase Mayhugh, SIOR, CCIM, and Justin Ankney, CCIM, of Mayhugh Commercial Advisors represented the buyer.

Publix to host hiring events for new Lee County stores
New Publix supermarket locations in south Fort Myers and Estero are hosting hiring events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Oct. 27 at the Publix at Shoppes at Grande Oaks, 20311 Grande Oaks Shoppes Blvd. in Estero. The new south Fort Myers location (Store No. 1853) is at 16950 San Carlos Blvd., and the Estero location (Store No. 1826) is at 19050 Corkscrew Road. To apply, click here.

School District of Lee County to host recruitment events Oct. 18 and 25
School District of Lee County will host two recruitment events this month for the 2023-24 school year. On Oct. 18, the district will host a Social Lee: Careers and Conversations event from 4 to 6 p.m. This informational event allows participants to connect with the recruitment team, learn about open positions and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment. It will take place at West End at City Walk, 2250 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. On Oct. 25, the district will host a recruitment fair in partnership with CareerSource from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a range of positions. During the fair, hiring managers will be interviewing and hiring teachers, school counselors and instructional support professionals. High-demand positions include English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as noninstructional positions. The event will be held at CareerSource, 6800 Shoppes at Plantation Drive, Suite 170, in Fort Myers. To register, click here.

SWFL companies announce new hires
Fiduciary Associates hired Lydia Korff as fiduciary services director. Dr. Bradley Monk will join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute as medical director of late-phase research, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Quarles & Brady LLP welcomed Amanda Barritt as a partner.

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy receives $30K grant

Community Foundation of Collier County awarded a $30,000 grant to Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. The grant aims to bolster the operational capabilities of the nonprofit, which provides safe, quality and affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families, and enhance its nationally accredited early learning program. The funds will be allocated across crucial areas essential to the nonprofit’s mission.

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