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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard is an east-west thoroughfare that serves as an entrance to the City of Fort Myers. The corridor, once known as Anderson Avenue, leads from the intersection of interstate 75 to Downtown Fort Myers. MLK serves as an important connection in the regional transportation network, but more importantly, is embedded in the heart of the Dunbar community.

McCollum Hall was built circa 1938 by African-American businessman and entrepreneur Clifford McCollum Sr. and his wife Gertrude. The Art Deco building designed by Frank Bail, AIA-Architect, and is approximately 9,983 sq. ft.

A Fort Myers train station that helped bring people and prosperity to Southwest Florida early in the previous century will soon take on the same role in 21st-century fashion. Look for the transformation to happen by mid-2018, says Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Her organization is leading a $10 million effort to transform the 1924 Atlantic Coast Line depot into a collaboration accelerator.

The Southwest Florida Enterprise Center provides businesses with a physical location from which to operate, and technical assistance to owners to help them build a strong and long lasting business. Anyone who can produce a product or deliver a service needed by the growing Southwest Florida market.

Touch live sea life, engineer a creation, run through a rainstorm! The Imaginarium provides hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family through hands-on science exhibits. You will enjoy the Dino Discovery Dig Area, a hands-on experience at the marine touch tank with stingrays & more, exhibits displaying live fish, sharks, turtles, and iguanas, daily Animal Encounters with LIVE animals, the opportunity to become a TV weather forecaster in the mini-studio, the Sporty Science Arena, a virtual sports simulator, 3-D movie and so much more!

Visit Fleamasters, where there’s so much for everyone to enjoy, you won’t know where to begin. Treat yourself to Fleamaster’s festive atmosphere, pick up a week’s supply of fresh produce, and stroll through the hundreds of bargain-packed booths. Along every aisle, you’ll discover small owner-operated shops that specialize in unique items — an eclectic mix of new and old — arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, and lots more. Kitchen products, clothing and shoes, luggage, jewelry and watches, 20 snack bars serving yummy treats. Find gifts for your family and friends and something just for you.

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