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A chef-run craft sandwich shop and breakfast-lunch-early-dinner restaurant is coming to south Fort Myers.Â
Signs are up for Artisan Eatery, a restaurant that’s slated to open in OctoberÂ in the former MacDaddy’s space at 8951 Daniels Parkway.Â
“I’ve been working on this concept for about a year,” said co-owner Tim Yoa, a classically trained chef who most recently served as the executive chef for Naples Grande Beach Resort’s The Catch of the Pelican.Â
“It’s always been aÂ dream to have a place of my own.”
Yoa is opening the restaurant with his wife, Healy. The couple recently started construction on the 1,550-square-foot space, which will share its newly created strip plaza with a Dunkin’ Donuts and an AT&T store.Â
Artisan Eatery will feature roughly 30 seats, offering quick, counter-service dining, including a deli case showcasing Yoa’s house-made salads, his hand-pulled mozzarella, nitrate-free deli meats and more.Â
“It’s taking that fast-food concept, that convenience factor,” Yoa said, “but keeping it fresh and local and handmade.”
Yoa, 29, Â graduated from a culinary high school in his native Philadelphia, then earned a scholarship to continue his culinary education at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. He said he worked at acclaimed restaurants throughout the city, before moving to south…