A reader said she heard Kohl's plans to move into the old Target that closed in January 2011. We called Kohl's, and a spokeswoman emailed back Monday.
"At this time, we've not announced any plans to open a new store in your community," Erin Kelbe wrote. "Kohl's has an ongoing real estate assessment process. At any given time, Kohl's is reviewing sites in communities nationwide. We do not comment on real estate speculation."
Event this week
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its June membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Charley's Boat House Grill. The keynote speaker will be Bud Nocera, the newly appointed chamber president. For more information, call the chamber at (239) 454-7500 or visit www.fortmyersbeachchamber.org to register online.
■ The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will unveil a project Wednesday in Fort Myers. The intent of the effort is to address the needs of Southwest Florida to enhance local nonprofits. The announcement is at 4:45 p.m. at the foundation offices, 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201. Joining foundation officials at the announcement will be HT Group Consulting, John B. Talmage and others, along with financial partners that includes Wells Fargo Bank. The foundation is making the initial $100,000 investment for the project.
■ D'Latinos Magazines has released the fourth annual Hispanic Medical directory inside the special June Health issue of the publication. The Hispanic Medical Guide is a special edition with more than 100 pages and has the practices of doctors, clinics and hospitals by alphabetical order. It's distributed as an insert inside the June issue of D'Latinos Magazine. The guide provides medical referral information and includes articles on top medical issues and trends.
Progress Energy, the No. 2 electricity provider in the state behind Florida Power and Light, and Duke Energy said Monday they will push to finish a merger by July 1. The companies, which have long sought a merger, said in a news release they will file documents accepting conditions set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Progress Energy is based in Raleigh, N.C., and Duke Energy is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
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