The New School Planned for Three Oaks near the Post Office
This proposed development is on hold. No further plans have been discussed.
Renovations at the South County Regional Library in Estero
Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to award BSSW Architects, Inc. an architectural services contract for renovations to the South County Regional Library. The planned renovations include an automated material handler, upgraded building systems, reconfiguring the interior to serve the public and staff better, ADA upgrades, a new roof, and site improvements. BSSW Architects, Inc. will provide professional architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services. There will be multiple opportunities for public input during the 11-month design process.
After completing the design and bidding process, the Board will vote on the construction contract at a public meeting. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Shoppes at University Highlands
The Shoppes at University Highlands have applied for a development order to add a one-story, 7,300-square-foot commercial building on a vacant parcel on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway just north of Miromar Outlets. The new facility will have 6,000 square feet of retail space and a 1,300-square-foot restaurant. It’s the fifth building for University Highlands, which includes 14 acres of retail, a hotel, and office properties.
Culvers at Coconut Point (near American House and South of Lee Health)
Culver’s plans to construct a 4,052 sq. ft. fast food restaurant at 8400 Murano Del Lago Drive off Pelican Colony Blvd and looking for a tenant for the southern portion of their property due to the size of the site.
They are proposing a building with a seating capacity for 59 patrons and a drive-through, a hip roof with towers, a clay tile roof, and horizontal banding along the entire building.
Coconut Point Additions.
Art4Wear: Created by Yvonne Krystman, a mixed media artist and fashion designer, Art4Wear offers pieces that turn art into wearable, versatile apparel and accessories that can be dressed up or down. Art4Wear hosts in-store fashion shows and private and community events.
Johnny Was, a California-based women’s fashion lifestyle brand, offers boho-chic ready-to-wear pieces and accessories.
GameStop, the largest video game retailer in the world, is the one-stop shop for games, collectibles.
Subtle and Chic Boutique has a carefully curated collection of versatile and affordable fashion, accessories, and home essentials.
Nautical Bowls provides a healthy fast-food option with its delicious, all-organic bowls containing acai mixed with various fruits such as coconut and banana.
Jean-Pierre Klifa offers a complete resort wear line rich in colors and prints. The brand specializes in unique garments created with UPF 50+ fabric
The Christmas Tree Shop has opened with many trendy products, not just items for Christmas! Reasonable prices and lots of packaged food.
Tullabee Baby has also opened, providing baby and children’s clothing.
Southern Tide is best known for comfortable polo skirts, part of its coastal lifestyle apparel brand.
G’s Bridal and Haute Couture provides experienced stylists to help shoppers choose from their bridal and formal wear collections for all occasions.
Lavish Wellness on US 41
Lavish Wellness Lounge is now open at 19970 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero. The company’s services include vitamin therapy, wellness boosters, a medical weight loss program, health coaching, and more. The Company offers premier luxe wellness providing a wide array of services to help our clients achieve optimal wellness inside and out.
Chip Cookies Opens at Estero Town Commons
The O.G. gourmet cookie delivery franchise, known for its warm, gooey, and freshly baked cookies, is proud to announce the grand opening of the brand’s first location in Florida. Located in Estero at 10171 Estero Town Commons Pl., Unit 305, Chip Cookies will open its doors to the public on Aug. 26.
Local owner Amanda Arrington is no stranger to the world of selling cookies. She started selling cookies out of her home kitchen, but it became difficult to manage as the business grew. Arrington decided it was time to find a storefront. “I walked into a Chip Cookies with my husband and said, ‘This is what I want,’” said Arrington. “I instantly fell in love with everything about Chip, so much detail goes into everything they do, and Sean and Sarah’s story hit home for me. It was an easy decision to open our location, so I can continue fulfilling my passion for high-quality baking.”
Chip Cookies is Utah’s original gourmet cookie delivery company and has been delivering happiness in the form of warm, fresh cookies right to the consumer’s doorstep since 2016.
Oak and Stone Restaurant
Oak and Stone restaurant proposed 1,000 feet west of the intersection of Corkscrew Road and Interstate 75 in Estero Crossing, a mixed-use project under construction by Naples-based Stock Development. Oak and Stone is a regional restaurant specializing in Craft Beer and Artisan Pizza. Oak and Stone signed a lease with Stock Development at 10500 Corkscrew Road, or “Estero Crossings.” Tim Schneider, Tony Mangione, and Ty Hensley were the team that represented Stock on the transaction with Oak and Stone.
They offer a unique dining experience with gourmet fare and only the freshest ingredients. Their self-serve beer wall is one of the region’s largest, offering more than 50 beers on tap. Many of the drinks are American craft beers, emphasizing hometown breweries. An extensive list of wine, whiskey, bourbon, and craft cocktails is also available to drink from the menu. A more than 5,300-square-foot restaurant and bar with a covered patio is proposed for an out parcel. It will be the first Lee County location of Florida-based Oak and Stone.
Pavich Realty Corkscrew Road near Via Coconut
Plans are underway to convert a small existing property on Happy Hollow and Corkscrew Road for their office and small café. It will be located On the SW corner of Corkscrew Road and Happy Hollow Lane, with the Gulf Seminole Railway to the west and Estero by the River land to the north ¼ mile east of US 41 and approximately 500 feet west of Via Coconut Point Road.
The plans involve building a 2-story multi-use commercial development with 8,000 square feet of office and mixed commercial uses. This will involve a 1,050-square-foot restaurant, retail or café, and 950 square feet of courtyard/outdoor seating.
South Fork Grille/El Nido Modern Mexican Restaurant
South Fork Grille/El Nido Modern Mexican Restaurant requested an expansion of outdoor alcoholic beverage services at their restaurants in Coconut Point. South Fork has recently expanded, adding a second restaurant called El Nido. The outdoor area now totals 3,285 square feet, more than double the original outdoor space. Service hours are 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday for indoor and outdoor seating. The Village Planning, Zoning, and Design Board approved the application with several conditions.