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During the past couple of weeks, about a million motorists would have passed by the intersection at Cypress Lake Drive/Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers.  

Those motorists may have noticed a couple of things missing as the old Honda of Fort Myers, 14020 S. Tamiami Trail, and the vacant Applebee’s, 13550 S. Tamiami Trail, were demolished earlier this month. 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union purchased the Applebee’s site, which has been closed since April 2020, for $5 million in November 2019. The credit union is planning to build a new branch, but company representatives declined to comment on building details and a timetable for construction.  

EchoPark, a chain of used car dealerships with its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, bought the 8.7 acres on which the old Honda of Fort Myers sat for $7.9 million in December 2021.  

EchoPark could not be reached for comment on the plans for construction on that site, which includes two other buildings that have been vacant since November 2019, when Honda of Fort Myers relocated to its current spot at 3550 Colonial Blvd. 

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