The building at 1109 E. Main St. that once housed the Kau Kau Koner nightspot and El Greco restaurant before that is being demolished. The property was purchased in January by Alternative Capital Holdings of Tampa for $88,000. This Facebook post by Merlin Amusements has prompted a lot of nostalgic memories from former patrons.
A 50-year lease agreement for Amazon Services Inc.‘s planned jet cargo operation at Lakeland Linder International Airport won the City Commission’s unanimous approval Monday afternoon, but not before commissioners fielded skeptical questions and asked a few of their own. More
Lakeland Linder Airport’s director is talking with American Airlines about starting commercial service between here and Charlotte, N.C., as early as next year, The Ledger reports. Linder’s Gene Conrad says discussions have centered on the possibility of two to three flights a day on aircraft carrying 70 to 90 passengers as American expands its Charlotte hub.
Lakeland-Winter Haven has had the nation’s second-highest rate of new foreclosure filings among metro areas this year, according to a new analysis that finds the filings down from last year nationally but up significantly in Florida. More
Amazon Services Inc. is the long-held-secret negotiator for an intermodal center on the northwest side of the airport, City Attorney Tim McCausland announced this morning during a City Commission study session. More
The team behind the Yard on Mass food truck park and taproom broke ground this afternoon in a brief ceremony. The venue at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Parker Street is expected to open this fall. Supported in part by the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency, Yard on Mass joins neighbors like Haus 820 as part of the city’s efforts to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial strip.
Lakeland’s MidFlorida Credit Union has announced plans to merge with Ocala’s Community Bank & Trust of Florida and the Florida assets of First American Bank of Iowa by the end of the year. The MidFlorida-Community merger would create a combined entity with $4 billion in assets and $3 billion in loans, with 1,100 employees and 63 full-service branches, according to a news release.
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