The focal point has been a blank canvas since removal of the controversial Confederate statue in 2019.
City Will Consider Changing Open-Container Law
After hearing from a company that wants to bring a pedal-powered party vehicle to Lakeland, city commissioners asked their staff to look into the possibility of carving exceptions out of the city’s open-container laws.
Downtown Landmark Nathan’s Closing as Harris Estroff Retires
Lakeland is losing more than a clothing store — it is also losing a landmark downtown institution. Nathan’s Men’s Store will soon close, but not before finishing what 77-year-old owner Harris Estroff calls a “retirement sale.” Estroff was talking about his own retirement.
Deal for Summit Tower on Lake Mirror Coming to a Vote Monday
A deal to build a nine-story office building on city-owned land on the northwest shore of Lake Mirror is headed to city commissioners Monday for discussion and an expected approval.
Posto 9 Owners: Restaurant Has Closed
Posto 9, an upscale Brazilian gastropub that opened to great fanfare in December 2016 after its owners spent several million dollars to renovate and outfit a historic downtown building, has closed, the owners announced on Facebook this morning.
Cash Feed Building on Lake Mirror Coming Down
Ninety-three years after it was built to process and warehouse citrus products, the Cash Feed building overlooking Lake Mirror is going to be demolished.
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City Takes ‘Tough Choice:’ Protect Lake Mirror Tower by Selling Its Investment at a Loss
Source: The Ledger
Bikeshare Proposal Rides Into Lakeland
Bicycle sharing — a system of stations with bikes you can borrow for a short commute or a few hours’ recreation — could come to Lakeland as soon as November.
$13 Million Project Moves Catapult to Large Building on Lake Mirror
Less than two years old, the Catapult program to develop Lakeland’s next generation of entrepreneurs has shown so much promise that community leaders have pledged $13 million to more than triple its size by moving it into the now-vacant Cash Feed building on Lake Mirror.