Building Paradise: Cape Coral’s first businesses

first businesses in cape coral

Find out more about the first businesses that started out in Cape Coral and made the community what it is today!

Cape Coral, the city that resides on Florida’s breath-taking Gulf Coast. Did you know that there are more than 400 miles of canals in Cape Coral – making it the city with the most miles of navigable waterways in the world?

Pre-Cape Coral history is more colorful than you think! First, Elmer Tabor from West Virginia opened a grocery store for the 13 residents of Cape Coral, then, R. G. (Dick) Crawford started a newspaper and in 1964, Andy Anderson and Lowell Mills established the first bank, the Bank of Cape Coral!

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