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Popular national wine bar and eatery expands in SWFL, seeks to hire 100 people

The Fort Myers location is No. 55 for Cooper’s Hawk nationwide.

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 8:18 a.m. February 8, 2023
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The Cooper's Hawk Fort Myers location is scheduled to open this spring.
The Cooper's Hawk Fort Myers location is scheduled to open this spring.
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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is opening its second Southwest Florida location, this one in Fort Myers. 

The new spot for the popular wine bar and eatery, scheduled to open this spring  on Six Mile Cypress Parkway near Daniels Parkway, joins a sister location in Naples and is store No. 55 companywide. Other Cooper’s Hawk locations are in Sarasota and Tampa.  

“Fort Myers has grown significantly over the past few years and continues to gain a national reputation as a destination for fine-dining experiences, making it a natural fit for the Cooper’s Hawk brand,” Founder Tim McEnery says in a release. “The year-round beautiful weather, scenic surroundings and its residents’ active lifestyle were also very appealing.”

Each Cooper’s Hawk location offers wine tasting, a wine club, a wine shop with wines and accessories and an expansive eating area suitable for both leisurely dining and business meetings, according to the statement. 

Cooper’s Hawk will be hiring more than 100 employees for jobs ranging from cooks to key management positions at the Fort Myers location, which currently is under development at 13671 Olympic Court in Fort Myers. Full-time and part-time positions are available, including kitchen staff, houseworkers, tasting room attendants, servers, hosts and bartenders, the release states. The hiring office is now open at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers. Applicants should have a passion for customer service, and a love and understanding of fine wine and food.

McEnery opened the first winery and full restaurant in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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