The Lakeland Public Library offered a Facebook sneak peek into the Black & Brew Lake Morton coffee shop that’s about to open at its main branch. The shop, which will serve beverages and light bites, is tentatively scheduled to open Tuesday. Hours: Mon-Fri: 7-9, Sat: 8-9, Sun: 10-5.
Black and silver tarps are being draped over the Polk Theatre today as the 90-year-old structure is being readied for fumigation. The panels will stay up through Monday, according to a Polk Theatre Facebook post, and programming resumes next Friday, when “Love, Gilda,” a documentary about Gilda Radner opens | View a larger version of the photo
OLD PUBLIX, NEW PUBLIX: Demolition has started at the 1960-vintage Publix Super Market (store No. 11) at Grove Park. In its place will rise a modern 46,000-square-foot replacement Publix with a pharmacy and adjoining liquor store. We hear that the store’s mural is bring preserved.
ONLY IN SWAN CITY: In the last week, we’ve posted photos of “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” signs and written about distracted driving killing swans on Lake Morton. But we didn’t think the two would come together so soon in one sign. “Drive Like Your Swans Live Here” signs were created and posted by First United Methodist Church, including this one on church property at Lake Morton Drive and Vistabula Street.
A sculpture honoring electric linemen as first responders was unveiled today on a lawn between Lake Mirror and the Lakeland Electric headquarters. It was designed by three Lakeland High School students who won a competition sponsored by Platform Art. Check after the jump for a photo gallery from the event: