West Marine Press Release
|FUN FACTS ON WEST MARINE’S NEWEST FLAGSHIP STORE IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - Middletown Location Raises Funds for Newport Youth Sailing Community Tuesday, June 26th 6:00- 10:00 pm|
Samantha Scott, APR
FUN FACTS ON WEST MARINE’S NEWEST FLAGSHIP STORE IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
The grand opening festivities of West Marine’s Fort Myers Flagship Store will take place Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. This Store was created to serve both the needs of local residents and those traveling to enjoy the Gulf Coast area.
FUN FACTS AND FIGURES:
It’s the Biggest West Marine Store in Southwest Florida – At 25,000+ sq. ft., this Fort Myers Flagship is over three times the size of a standard West Marine Store (normally 8,000 sq. ft.).
You Want It… We’ve Got It –The Fort Myers store is stocked with over 20,000 products with thousands more readily available.
An Experienced Crew – The Fort Myers crew of 40 Associates has a combined total of over 250 years of boating, fishing and sailing experience.
Florida & West Marine
“Casting for a Cause” Charity Event—On Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the Fort Myers Store will raise money for several local marine-based charities. Attendees will enjoy food and drinks from Pinchers Crab Shack and live entertainment by Fakahatchee Band. Tickets are available for $10 at the door or through the following local charities;
Edgar Hansen, Deck Boss and Chief Engineer of the F/V Northwestern, featured on “Deadliest Catch,” will be in attendance and will join the highest bidder on a fishing trip donated by Capt. Les Achilles of Venture Out Charters.
Saturday, July 21
ABOUT WEST MARINE
West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 310 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).