Edison Restaurant meeting held to consider future plans

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Matias Abril
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A neighborhood open house was held on Sunday to go over the future of the Edison Restaurant.

Fort Myers City Council is looking at three proposals.

Two call for some inside upgrades, while one suggests knocking down the restaurant and starting from scratch.

Residents are concerned about the future of the restaurant and the traffic it will bring to the surrounding neighborhoods.

The general manager of the restaurant said its future may be in jeopardy.

A retired county manager said that an out-of-town restaurant franchise corporation wants to tear it down and build a commercial restaurant and three nine-hole miniature golf courses. At least 50 workers would lose their jobs, according to the retired county manager.

“I am a future bride, and this is where I’m supposed to be getting married in 91 days,” said Holly Griest.

Some scheduled events here are now pending, among them, Griest’s wedding is one.

“It is a hometown feel,” said Angela Brandt, a Fort Myers High School teacher. “It is probably the only place in the McGregor corridor that serves the parents that the community, the high school and gives us a place to go after the big Friday night games.”

The next meeting is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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