Customers request flavors and add-ins, then see their dessert instantly frozen with liquid nitrogen.
City Commissioners Consider Funding For Minority And Other Start-Up Businesses
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is asking city commissioners to approve up to $800,000 in federal funding to lure already established minority business associations to town.
Read It in the Morning Paper: Oakbridge Building, Ledger Site
THE OAKBRIDGE PUBLIX on Harden Boulevard will be demolished and replaced with an updated store design under a building permit issued last week. Work on the 34-year-old structure is scheduled to begin next month, a store employee said. Publix corporate officials did not respond to requests for details. (Subscribers-only story) THE LEDGER SITE at Lime […]
Airport Update Includes Latest Noise Mitigation Plan
Lakeland Linder International Airport’s latest plan to reduce aircraft noise over Lakeland neighborhoods is getting a final review this week before being submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration, the airport’s interim director told city commissioners on Monday.
Note From Our Publisher: We’re Getting a Technology Upgrade
I am pleased to announce that LkldNow has been awarded a $20,000 Sustainable Publishing Solutions grant from the Knight Foundation. We were one of 25 independent newsrooms chosen for the grant in a nationwide competitive process.
Aladdin Market Drops Gas Prices to Drive More Customers Inside Store
Aladdin Market on Cleveland Heights Boulevard aims to provide the lowest gas prices in town in order to drive more business inside the convenience store, Fox 13 News reports. On Wednesday, regular gas was $3.89 a gallon, about 35 cents less than nearby stores. The heavier volume of customers drawn to the gas pumps translates […]
Pending $10 Million Sale of Former Florida Tile Site Will Benefit Bonnet Springs Park
Carter USA of Atlanta is preparing to pay nearly $10 million for the former Florida Tile site to build apartments, restaurants and shops, The Ledger reported. Proceeds will feed an endowment fund for future maintenance of the adjacent Bonnet Springs Park. The developer is asking the city of Lakeland for a level of tax increment […]
KFC Planned for U.S. 98 South at Innovation Drive
A KFC with drive-through and indoor seating will join an existing Wendy’s along U.S. 98 South at Innovation Drive across from Oak Hill Cemetery. The Polk County Planning Commission approved a land-use change to allow the 2,192-square-foot fast-food restaurant in an area marked by nearby medical offices, The Ledger reports. Source: The Ledger
DSM Technology Consultants Acquired by a Massachusetts Firm
Lakeland data infrastructure firm DSM Technology Consultants has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Thrive Networks Inc. for an undisclosed sum, The Ledger reports. The acquisition will help strengthen Thrive’s offerings to state, local and educational government (SLED) agencies, the company said in a news release. David Robinson, who founded DSM 36 years ago, and COO Greg […]
Biscuits & Benedicts Opens in Dixieland
The long-anticipated Biscuits and Benedicts has opened on South Florida Avenue in Dixieland following nearly three years of challenges. With brunch entrees ranging from $8.95 to $15.95, the eatery emphasizes local products from businesses like Concord Coffee, Tea Largo and Bee-Haven Honey Farm, as well as works from local artists, The Lakelander reports. Owners Troy […]