The sanctuary nature of downtown Lakeland’s Lake Morton works to protect a wide variety of birds – and snakes and gators – from predators and the stress of living in the wild. But their greatest threat may come from well-intentioned humans who enjoy strolling the shore and tossing bread and other human food to the always eager denizens of the lake.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille remains open as workers add a balcony to the circa-1905 Bryant Block building. A black-painted steel balcony will replace the awning used in recent decades. Early photos of the building at the northeast corner of Main and Kentucky show a wooden balcony. Unlike the balconies of a century ago, the new one will be supported by tension rods, not columns. #lkld #downtownlkld #munnpark #historicpreservation #balcony #paintitblack
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The hardware store, which opened in 1958, closes Friday. The building at 830 E. Main St. was bought by the owners of Flor de España (link), a Puerto Rican restaurant and bakery in Winter Haven, who said they plan to open a café there.
The supermarket giant, which has been adding to its downtown workforce, bought the building and its expansive parking lot for $3.1 million in November. That was about the same time news emerged that the company had applied for incentives to add 700 jobs and a $28 million facility in Lakeland.
A new set of outdoor sculptures has been installed on the Lemon Street Promenade, and residents were asked today to vote for their favorite via Facebook. Scroll down to see galleries by photographer Yasira Adams and a Facebook post where you can vote.