An estimated 50,000 people came to watch the downtown parade, which included roughly 100 floats and marching bands.
Thousands will converge on downtown Lakeland Thursday evening for the spectacle of the annual Christmas parade and fireworks.
Silver Ring Cafe is planning to relocate from its 36-year downtown home to a space it will share with Crispers on Kentucky Avenue. The menu will remain the same, but table service will be replaced by counter ordering, owner Tim Altman told The Ledger in a subscribers-only story. Last date in its Tennessee Avenue location: […]
THE KRESS BUILDING, built 97 years ago as a department store and home to Explorations V Children’s Museum for two decades, is under contract for sale next month to Gaspar Properties Inc. of Tampa for an undisclosed sum. The building will undergo historic restoration, and possible uses include an event space on the bottom floor […]
DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS: A land-use change to allow up to 500 apartments along with offices, retail space and parking garages on the parking lots of The Ledger building was approved by the Lakeland Planning & Zoning Board. The newspaper would remain housed on the property under the proposal, which still faces review by the City Commission. […]
The Lakeland City Commission today voted 5-1 to reduce the sale price of a piece of land for the developers of Bonnet Springs Park to $25,000 – a $399,601 reduction.
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 […]
Are you planning to go downtown Sunday evening for Lakeland’s annual Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day celebration and fireworks? LALtoday put together a guide to what you can expect, including a schedule, food trucks and entertainment. Source: LALtoday
The golf carts that navigate people through downtown will be free to ride starting Friday, The Ledger reports. The service, known as The Squeeze and run by the Citrus Connection, will instead rely on wrap-around advertising on the carts to help fund the program’s estimated annual costs of $382,000. The service currently runs 4-11 p.m. […]
Around 1,200 people live in downtown Lakeland and there will be 7,000 people who work there by Friday when Summit Consulting employees finish moving into their new eight-story, $50-million headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue.