of the Month:
Our featured business for August 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! Info on Business of the Month program, here.
8/13: Krystal Grand Opening! Ribbon-cutting/prizes/proclamation by Mayor Bunker! Photo: Jim Willis/Lakeland Currents
500+ came out for The Superfive concert on Sat., August 27th, 2016!
Special thanks to Kim Odom, Special Events Coordinator/Parks & Rec
View collage larger, here.
...The Latest on the Concert Series (plus archives): LakelandTN.gov/stage
September 24: The Dantones plus
Ted Horrell & the Monday Night Card
Sept. 24th will be “Lakeland Night” with a home-
coming featuring the newly-formed Lakeland Lions football team and cheerleaders.
October 22: TBA
T-Ball & Coach Pitch
Lakeland Parks and Recreation’s Youth T-ball and Coach Pitch league was a grand slam this year. The program wrapped up as youth participants, ages 6-8 played their last game Thursday, July 28. T-ball participants, ages 4-5, finished their league earlier in the week.
The league carried more than 60 youth with two T-ball teams playing against each other and three coach pitch teams that competed against each other throughout the month of June and July. Each team played a total of eight games.
Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
...See link below for July 2016 updates.
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, and more.
“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 development.
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.
Starbucks & Marco's Pizza Coming
to Country Bridge Shopping Center
September opening (anticipated) for both.
Sprouts Farmers Market
Located at 9050 Highway 64 in Lakeland and open 7 am - 10 pm daily.
For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SproutsLakeland.
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