|Published:||Dec 19, 2013 6:03 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 19, 2013 7:02 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla - A plan to revitalize Lee County is bringing a whole row of popular restaurants, including Wawa, Chipotle, and more.
The traffic already stretches for miles along US 41 at College Parkway, but Cape Coral developer Dan Creighton hopes to bring even more people to the intersection.
He plans to turn this empty lot into a food lover's dream.
"I think it's just great. This is a great location, everything is so convenient for the residents that live around here," said Bill Shorts.
Popular chain Wawa is on the menu, along with Chipotle, Pollo Tropical and Culver's.
"Going to be good, we have a lot of businesses around here that people go to lunch pretty often, restaurants we have get busy," said Matthew Freedman.
Creighton told our media partners, The News Press, that the project would bring around 400 jobs to the area, 200 in retail, the others in construction.
"I'm looking for a job and the more opportunities in the area is great in my opinion," said Jack Stapler.
Even the competition, like small chain eatery, Mona's Italian, can't complain.
"Actually pretty exciting. Just going to bring more people down here. more competition, that's always great," said Jason Fry, of Mona's Restaurant.
Still, some potential customers had concerns.
"I think it's sort of silly when I see down here in the area so many buildings that are empty. Why don't they use some of that space up instead," said Ruthie Lawrence.