The southernmost hockey shop on the Gulf Coast will be shuttering its doors in favor of its Fort Myers location.
Gulf Coast Hockey Plus owner Scott Schilling announced on Facebook Wednesday that he is closing his Estero shop after 10 years and will move all his inventory to his smaller shop at the Ft. Myers Skatium.
The Estero shop, 9510 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Suite 3, will have a sale in the meantime, according to his Facebook post:
GCHP would like to thank all of our customers for a great 10 years in our Estero location which we will be closing and moving everything remaining to our Skatium location in Fort Myers. Everything in Estero is 30% off till May 13th!
“I’m from Wisconsin and originally ran a couple of hockey stores up there for 10 years for two hockey brothers. My parents actually retired here in Bonita Springs, and we saw a need for a hockey store in the area as it was being under-serviced. …“Having the Everblades here in town is a great thing. We have a lot of transplants from the north that have moved down here and love hockey and love the game,. The Everblades help new kids that grown up here in Florida, giving them the chance to play hockey and learn the game. Hockey is getting bigger, bigger and bigger down here.”