Fort Myers, a city which borders Cape Coral on the west coast of Florida has numerous attractions for visitors and residents to enjoy. One place to have fun is Edison Mall. Edison Mall is one of three shopping centers in Fort Myers. Bell Tower Shops and Gulf Coast Town Center are two others. Edison Mall is run by Simon Property Group, a fortune 500 company. They have over 300 stores in the US. They also have stores in Europe, Asia and Canada.
Edison Mall is mostly an indoor mall; however it recently underwent some renovations to add new stores to the premises and a lifestyle center. The mall is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sundays 11:30am to 5:30pm. During holidays there can be special store hours. For example Black Friday the mall is open longer, and it marks the beginning of slightly longer days for mall hours until Christmas. 4th of July holidays are also shortened.
The mall has a distinctive style that is quite modern. The outside of the mall is white brick, with columns, and metal roof. Several of the shops have awnings over their display windows. Inside is a place with tile floors, comfortable seating, and tropical plants to make the experience more enjoyable. The renovations added a fountain inside for visitors to sit around, enjoy music, and watch people go by. Anchor stores at Edison Mall include JC Penny, Sears, Macy's and Dillard's. New stores at the mall are Game Stop, Bar Louie, and Starbucks.
Stores include Guess, Bijou Boutique, Coach, Claire's, Lids, PacSun, Amy's Hallmark, Waldenbooks, Dazzle Too, The Disney Store, Justice, The Children's Place, The Body Shop, Zen Garden, Bailey Banks and Biddle, Elegant Accents, Aeropostale, and Journeys. Other stores are Designer's Closet, Man Alive, NY Trends, Aldo shoes, Motherhood Maternity, Papaya, and WetSeal. Bebe Sports and Cache are also present at Edison Mall.
The shopping experience is one of both entertainment and enjoyment. The shops discussed above give some idea to the array offered, though there are over a 100 different shops. There is a shop for everyone whether they are looking for gifts or clothing. Children also have a play area to use up excess energy or have play dates while their parents are shopping.
Edison Mall has several dining choices from the food court to fine dining places. Elephant Bar restaurant and Silver Spoon Cafe have wait staff. Chao Cajun, Charley's Grill, Chick-fil-A, China Max, and Sbarro are a few of the food court restaurants for visitors to enjoy.
Fort Myers Mall offers entertainment such as music piped into the speakers, live bands on occasion, children's entertainment, and a movie theater. The theater is located outside of the mall but close enough for individuals to walk to. For anyone needing a place to stay there are hotels in the area. Edison Mall is more than shopping. It is a life experience for recreation hunters. Simon Mall's renovations have helped bring in new stores for shoppers, as well as enhance the experience.
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