Design/Build work has begun on an iconic downtown Fort Myers hardware store. Tropical Hardware opened in 1982 across from Lee Memorial Hospital. Gladstone Builders has been retained to provide design/build services for their new storage building and garden center additions. The project team will include Robert Massengale, AIA & Donald D. Slisher of BSA Engineering, Inc. A new 1,800 SF storage building along with a new facade will be built onto the existing building with a new open air garden center at the front of the property along US 41.