Lakeland’s Blue Steel Development, headed by Marcobay Construction President Howard Bayless, is about to start construction of a 520,000-square-foot speculative industrial building at 5300 Allen Breed Highway (map) next to Key Safety Systems. When completed, it will be the largest warehouse space available along the I-4 corridor since Pepsico leased a 605,000-square-foot spec building at Centerstate Logistics Park across I-4 from Florida Poly in October.
Yesterday’s City of Lakeland Planning and Zoning Board had a public hearing (video) on a proposal to reconstruct the Burger King at 3590 Harden Boulevard. The franchisee, Bravo Tampa LLC, expressed that the current building a need to improve the restaurant’s ability to handle drive through business. The company’s representative, Robin Kendell, explained that the restaurant was built at a time when the business was 50% drive-through and 50% walk-in sales. Kendell explained that the business has changed and two-thirds of the business is now drive-through. The company wants to reconstruct the building to decrease seating capacity, create double drive through lanes, and add a bypass lane. The Planning and Zoning Board approved the proposal.
Linda Bagley-Wiggs is helping Corey Stevens find funding for his invention that would allow smaller retailers to display 3D virtual reality models of their products online.
Geo. L. Gaines Jewelers on Tennessee Avenue, which has been owned the same family for 82 years, is being sold to Realtor Dean Saunders and his wife, Gina, who will be managing the store, @LakelandDDA announces. #lkld pic.twitter.com/GrlbU5IYtG
— lkld now (@lkldnow) November 21, 2017