An urban pioneer uncovered a big surprise when she started converting a commercial building on Munn Park into her residence: The white plaster in her spacious living room had been hiding a well-preserved Coca-Cola sign that was painted on a brick wall more than 100 years ago. There was a Bull Durham tobacco sign, too.
Check out photos (below and here) and a video from Saturday’s VIP grand opening for Lakeland Loft, Solomon Wassef’s jazz and cigar bar opening Tuesday on the second floor at the corner of Main Street and Tennessee Avenue. Live music is planned for this Friday and Saturday. If you go, check out the dress code.
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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