|Published:||Jan 23, 2013 10:56 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 23, 2013 11:43 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, FL--A popular Cape Coral bar open since 2004 will soon close. The owners of Ford's Garage in downtown Fort Myers has purchased Leapin Lizard Bar on Cape Coral Parkway.
In just a few months, you will be able to enjoy everything about Ford's Garage, but in Cape Coral.
The final papers were signed today for the owners of Ford's Garage to buy Leapin Lizard.
"We kind of had the idea of expanding our concept just with the proven success of it down here," said one of the owners of Ford's Garage
Leapin Lizard opened it's doors in 2004 and in 2006 Mary-Ann Evans and her husband bought the bar.
The talks with the Ford's Garage owners started last Summer and are now a done deal.
"We have customers from all over the world and I think the Ford's Garage will be just as much as a destination," said Evans.
Major renovations of the 8,000 square foot building start Sunday. The new location will replicate the existing restaurant in downtown Fort Myers keeping the same name.
"What intrigued us a lot about it too was the traffic and thorofare that goes through there every day," said Kearns.
According to Kearns, nearly 60,000 cars pass by every day.
"To have them jump across the bridge over here is good news," said Cape Coral City Council member Rana Erbrick.
The City of Cape Coral is in the process of trying to revitalize the area and looking at current ordinances to favor new business like this.
"To ensure that we are a place that promotes growth and not controls growth," said City Manager John Szerlag.
The new Ford's Garage is expected to open in May.
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