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People have been asking about the stand-alone building with a curved roof under construction next to Mission BBQ on South Florida Avenue. It’s going to be the Lakeland location of the Andy’s Frozen Custard chain.

The Missouri-based frozen treats company (menu) is a franchise operation with 93 locations in 13 states. Plans for the 2,265-square-foot building call for drive-through and walk-up service.

The store is tentatively set to open in mid to late August, according to Avery Klein, marketing director for Andy’s.

It’s being built by Park & Eleazer Construction of Clearwater. The site at 4046 S. Florida Ave. was formerly home to A to Z Rental Center. (Bottom image: Finkle + Williams Architecture)

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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  1. For a moment there I thought it was going to be a Lakeland location for Andy’s Igloo in Winter Haven …

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