LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Jobs are coming to downtown Fort Myers, and with them, a new future for the old McCrory's department store building on Hendry St.
Haystak will take over the space, with about 70 jobs to start.
"They want to re-do this historic building, but they want to keep some of the great features, the old brick and so forth, but combine it with some modern improvments," said contractor Clark Richards, of Coconut grove Construction.
"We are putting in offices on both floors, but we also are putting in some things that will sort of be like the internet companies in Silicon valley. We will have wellness centers and showers for employees. It is a hip company," said Richards. "They want a place like this downtown, where employees can go out for coffee, go out to eat, and go out at night. We have all of that in our downtown."
Haystak confirms it will take over the building. Haystak recently was acquired by Autotrader.com. Haystak is a digital marketing company that works with the automotive industry.
A completion date for re-modeling the building is not set yet.