Immokalee's Miner's Market to return bigger, better
Immokaleans and most regular visitors to Immokalee remember the distinctive landmark of the old Miner's Market on First Street (Immokalee Road), with its "old west" exterior.
Miner's Market burned to the ground in March 2011 but the new Miner's Market is quickly coming out of the ground and will re-open within the next two or three months.
Located across First Street (CR 846) from the Immokalee Seminole Casino, the new market's exterior will be modern and reflective of the overall Latin/Caribbean flavor of architecture in Immokalee's future.
Construction on the old market's replacment got underway a couple of months ago with the held of incentives from Immokalee's Enterprise Zone. It's exterior contruction comes as a result of a $20,000 facade grant from the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Zone.
Reconstruction of Miner's Market is just one of several construction projects currently underway in Immokalee, which stands as further evidence the community is rapidly advancing to take its place as a shining example of "Florida in the 21st Century."
Construction is also underway (and will be featured here) at the Kountry Kitchen restaurant, Dr. Francois's Haitian Grocery, the old Santos Corner in South Immokalee, the Haitian Restaurant on Main Street, Goodwill Industries on Main Street and a new headquarters for the Immokalee Foundation on Roberts Avenue.