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Franklin Shops to open in downtown Fort Myers

March 4, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Franklin Shops on First Street, a full-service property and retail management firm, today announced the grand opening event for Friday, March 4 from 6 to 10 pm. The Franklin Shops on First Street hosts specialty shops including apparel, accessories, fine art and home dcor, as the latest addition to downtown Fort Myers, 2200 First Street. The renovated 10,000-square-foot "Shop with Shops" hosts over 60 specialty retail business.

"We are thrilled to bring our new concept to the River District in Downtown Fort Myers. It's a wonderful validation of our commitment to the River District and steadfast belief that the area is an ideal shopping destination," said CEO Allison Campbell. "Downtown Fort Myers is the perfect location for such an exciting concept, uniquely meeting our need to be near our shop owners' customers in an environment that features an eclectic mix of local retailers, restaurants, and entertainment."

The Franklin Shops will host the grand opening on Friday, March 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Franklin Shops and Shop Owners will provide door prizes, raffles, and sales throughout the evening. The Franklin Shops will also be providing entertainment and hors d'oeuvres.

The shops are located in the historic 1937 Franklin Hardware building on the corner First Street and Broadway. For more information on The Franklin Shops, visit



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