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Posted inBusiness, City Hall

City Ponders Impact Fee Discounts in Innovation District Near Florida Poly

The Lakeland City Commission will be asked Monday to amend the city’s impact fee structure to allow 100% discounts for high-wage “target” businesses that move into a proposed 4,484-acre “innovation district” in the northeast reaches of the city near Florida Polytechnic University.  FOLLOWUP: The proposal was approved 6-0. Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley was absent from […]

Posted inBusiness

Peleton Closes Lakeland Warehouse/Service Facility, Laying Off 58

Peleton Interactive, a manufacturer of high-end stationary exercise bicycles, is closing its facility at 5725 New Tampa Highway, resulting in the layoffs of 58 warehouse associates, technicians and field specialists. The closing, which takes effect immediately, is part of a company restructuring that includes 2,800 job cuts worldwide, the Business Observer reports. Source: Business Observer

Posted inBusiness, Downtown

After Brewery Manager Gets $1,000 Tip, Owner Provides Another Big Tip

The general manager of downtown Lakeland’s Dissent Brewing got a $1,000 “welcome-to-the neighborhood” tip courtesy of the local Big Fat Tip non-profit. So the brewery’s owner decided to pay it forward; he donated $1,000 to the organization, which surprised a Mister Fish employee with a one-grand gratuity, News Channel 8 reports. | Big Fat Tip […]