Starbucks & Marco's Pizza Both Open!!!
...Starbucks ribbon-cutting Friday, 10/28, 6pm
Photo by Lakeland Currents
Lakeland Business of
Our featured business for October is Krystal
, located at 9976 U.S. Highway 64, just east of Canada Road. Krystal, known for its small, square hamburger sliders with steamed-in onions, also offers chicken sandwiches, a diverse breakfast menu including a made-to-order country breakfast, desserts, and more! Founded in 1932, Krystal prides itself on providing clean restaurants where customers are provided with courteous service and a good meal at the lowest possible price. Congrats to Krystal! Photo: Jim Willis/Lakeland Currents.
Info on Business of the Month program, here
Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
...The Lake District construction may start in spring 2017
California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H
recently revealed exciting plans for The Lake District, a mixed-use
development at the site of the former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall off
Interstate-40 and Canada Road.
Conceptual plans feature a combination of uses such as luxury retail
stores, two hotels, restaurants, a farmer's market, office spaces,
residences, green space including parks and an untouched preserve area,
“The Lake District will have a huge impact on the city,” said Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson.
“It will be, by far, the largest development that Lakeland has seen
with 160-plus acres of high-scale residential and commercial
Atkinson explains that it's not a 20-year phase project. The plan is to
take it all down at one time. It’s all going to be done in one phase.
They start the formal process tonight of approval by the city.
Full story with more images: LakelandTN.gov/LakeDistrict
Lakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a
perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of
“most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was
second-highest in the survey. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-places-young-families-tn-2015/
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz