Monday, November 2, 2015

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opening first location in Fort Myers, FL

Danielle Crowther Robinson
Fort Myers, FL – Reflecting the rise in new-to-market fast casual restaurants in Southwest Florida, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is opening its first area location in Fort Myers.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2016, and the owners are scouting for as many as 10 other locations in Southwest Florida.

Known for its Baja-style Mexican food and quick service, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop will open in a 5,608-square-foot freestanding building and feature a full service liquor bar.

The Fuzzy’s Taco Shop chain has 78 locations nationally with three in Florida – in Sarasota, Altamonte Springs, and soon in Brandon.

The success of the chain, which started in Fort Worth, Texas, reflects the popularity of fast-casual restaurants, including those like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop that focus on using fresh ingredients.

Dannielle Crowther Robinson, Associate of Retail Services for Colliers International Southwest Florida, brokered the $900,000 transaction between the buyer, Mucho Taco 2, LLC, and the seller, Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group, LLC.

The building, formerly home to Sunshine Cafe, is located at 8700 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers.

“The supply and demand for turnkey restaurant opportunities is limited across Southwest Florida,” said Robinson. “This space is a great location for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop because it is freestanding, is surrounded by a dense population, and has minimal competition in the area.”

The outparcel sold for $160.50 per square foot, which is in line with the current trend of $125 to $190 per square foot for restaurant space in Southwest Florida.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Juliette Lauer
B2 Communications
727-895-5030, ext. 107

Twitter: @ColliersIntl

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