SoFresh, a health-oriented restaurant chain with five locations in the Tampa Bay area and two in Pittsburgh, is negotiating for space in a Lakeland shopping center, Tampa Bay Business Journal reported.More
Masks are getting a lot more attention in Lakeland as one of the measures people can take when out in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Several local organizations are promoting their use or helping consumers find mask-friendly businesses:More
The Joinery, Lakeland’s first food hall, is asking guests and team members to wear masks inside, beginning today, ABC Action News reports. In an email, the venue asks that masks be worn “when you come inside + that you keep it on until you’ve received your order + found a seat. Please put it back on whenever you leave your seat, just to be extra safe.”
When Chef Terry Doner closed his Gary Road fine-dining restaurant in October, he left the door of reopening barely cracked. The door at Chef T’s Garden Grill is now wide open. This time he is cooking with his decades-long friend, chef Italo Casini.More
Downtown restaurant owners and retailers are planning to re-open Monday even though they have to stay within 25% capacity, the director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority told city commissioners today.More
Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered restaurants throughout Florida to halt dine-in service, leaving takeout and delivery as options. Alcohol can now be ordered for off-premise consumption.
LOCAL: Check updates on Lakeland restaurants via the Lakeland Food Group on Facebook and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
With its parent company declaring bankruptcy, Village Inn has closed about a quarter of its under-performing restaurants, including its location on Harden Road near the Polk Parkway. Most Village Inns in the Tampa Bay area remain open.