On Wednesday, the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library in Cape Coral closed its doors. Its founders hope that they can now find an alternative site to house the museum’s collection of military artifacts – which has grown over the years – and to keep servicing veterans. 

The building that until September 30 housed the museum was a former Sweetbay grocery store at 4820 Leonard St. in Cape Coral, FL. The museum had moved into the former grocery store in 2012. 

In 2017, the museum had purchased the property with the assistance of “Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation.” But the partnership fell apart and now the museum’s former partner has sold the building.