The Best of Fort Myers Beach
The Best of Fort Myers Beach website is a combination of our three brick and mortar stores on Fort Myers Beach. My mom and dad, Jo and Jose, opened the first store, The Pier Peddler, in December of 1985. I opened Local Color, also in Times Square, on July 3, 2003 and then The Islander at Santini Plaza at the south end of the island in December of 2017.
Each store tells a story and at the heart of them all is friends and family. Though my parents are gone, their work ethic, kindness and dedication to their customers live on. They laid a foundation for lasting success by treating every person who walked through the door like a friend...something we have never forgotten and never will!
Of course we offer great merchandise but we pride ourselves on even better customer service! Our friendly and helpful staff will assist you with all your shopping needs whether you're visiting the stores or browsing here on the web.
Remember, if you're looking for something special and don't find it here, please don't hesitate to shoot us an email or give the store a call directly. We'll do what we can to help! Last, but not least, please remember that our website is brand new and we are still adding products and working the kinks out! Have patience with us please and let us know what you think! Thanks!
We are fortunate to have many local artists' work on display and for sale in our stores. You will notice the brilliant photography of our friend Steve Vaughn throughout the site on our banners and to the right an image of the trolley by Kelly Idema. Please take a moment to browse their work here on our page. If there is an item you like but need a certain size, we may be able to accommodate that request. Don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your personalized requests.