International Aero Academy in Lakeland fills the need to quickly replace the diminishing number of professional pilots as retirements thin their ranks, Flying magazine reports.
The Business Observer catches up with Lea Williams, who took her Got Candy & More from a downtown Lakeland storefront to a food truck. Williams says she values the flexibility of being able to take her home-made products to the customer and focusing on labor and material instead of rent and utilities. Her first stop will be at Swan Brewing on April 22.
David Ricketts claims he was unjustly fired three years ago.
Land clearing is expected to start in July on the project on the north side of Lakeland Linder Airport. The $13 million cost to prepare the site is being split between the city and the Florida Department of Transportation.
With a 4/20 opening, the microbrewery at Pine Street and Lake Wire Drive spreads the growing downtown entertainment district to the west side of Florida Avenue.
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A candy-and-sweets shop is leaving its brick-and-mortar home downtown for life on the road as a food truck. The storefront at 115 S. Kentucky Ave. where Got Candy and More has operated since 2011 will become home to a cake-decorate business, according to a news release issued today.
Reporter Kimberly C. Moore chats with two business owners who graduated from the Downtown Farmers Curb Market to brick-and-mortar locations: Delta Ryan, whose Take Heart non-profit is opening a shop for fair-trade crafts on North Kentucky Avenue in the next few weeks, and Stacy Tabb, who co-owns Boondock Studios, which offers leather goods, artwork and art classes on Florida Avenue downtown. Other businesses with a physical location that started at the market: Swan Brewing, opening April 20 on Lake Wire, Born & Bread Bakehouse, 801 E. Main/The Poor Porker and Scout and Tag.
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The 605,412-square-foot facility was built last year in the CenterState Logistics Park on State Road 33 north of I-4 (map) as the area’s largest speculative warehouse. It is fully leased to a company that distributes Gatorade products. Seller: Brennan Investment Group and Greenfield Partners. Buyer: Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Inc. of Los Angeles.