The satellite branch’s opening last week marked a new chapter for the city’s Kelly Recreation Complex.
The City Commission voted unanimously to allow the 1957 Donovan Dean structure to be torn down to create parking for Publix employees.
The Lakeland-based supermarket giant is taking over a fourth building downtown and plans to add several hundred IT jobs.
Behind the plain-vanilla title of research and development manager, Tarisha Gray might have the sweetest job in Lakeland. Among her duties: tasting all of the ice cream flavors made in the Publix Super Markets dairy plants to decide if they need improvements. She also helps develop new Publix ice cream flavors.
Publix Super Markets is planning to expand its information technology presence in downtown Lakeland by purchasing and upgrading the FedEx building and adding an estimated 100 new jobs in three years, according to Polk County documents. The Lakeland-based company is seeking $500,000 in local government incentives for the project and a partial exemption on ad […]
Low-frills grocer Aldi is coming to south Lakeland. The international chain is planning to build its second Lakeland store at 4532 S. Florida Ave., currently the site of a Golden Corral restaurant, which is slated for demolition.
Funeral services for Lakeland philanthropist Carol Jenkins Barnett were held at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Keep scrolling for a video replay of the service. The video starts with a slideshow of family photos; the service starts at around the 45-minute mark.
As news spread through Lakeland today about the death of philanthropist and Publix heiress Carol Jenkins Barnett at age 65, friends and others whose lives she touched paid tribute. Some of those recollections follow. We will continue adding comments on Thursday.
Carol Jenkins Barnett, the Lakeland-born philanthropist and daughter of the founder of Publix Super Markets, died Tuesday evening at home surrounded by her family. She was 65. (Editor’s note: I’m in Tampa on personal business and unable to follow this developing story today; please follow coverage by News Channel 8 and The Ledger.) LkldNow is […]
The GreenWise Market opening on South Florida Avenue in mid-December will showcase its Lakeland locale through a handful of home-grown vendors and a mural depicting local landmarks.