The $8 million Pine Island Road project started last year that will widen the road from 2 lanes to 4 lanes between Chiquita Boulevard and Burnt Store Road in Cape Coral is producing a growth spurt in the road’s business. The heavily traveled road is 10 miles long from US 41 in North Fort Myers to the barrier island of Pine Island. As the commercial backbone of Cape Coral, this stretch of road is now seeing a boon in restaurants and other businesses surfacing.
Area residents who want to dine nearby have welcomed restaurants on Pine Island Road with open arms. Carrabba’s and Bonefish Grill as well as other popular restaurants can be found here, like Bubba’s Roadhouse and Saloon, Foster’s Grille, Twisted Lemon Café, Pete’s Italian Restaurant Cucina Abruzzese and Steakhouse, and Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House. More establishments are scheduled along this stretch of highway from US 41 to Burnt Store Road. Other commercial businesses nearby are Greenwell’s Bat-a-Ball & Family Fun Park and Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral car dealership.
With this road expansion, a growth spurt is predicted and a lot more businesses are expected to come to Pine Island Road. Sam’s Club is going to open in a few months at Pine Island and Hancock Bridge Parkway, and a big office complex across the street is expected to fill up with businesses. The road’s business revival is driven by the hot real estate market in Cape Coral.