HGN: Proposed Lake District expected to boost Lakeland economy

HGN: Proposed Lake District expected to boost Lakeland economy The Lake District, an ambitious new 126-acre mixed-used development proposed in Lakeland, is expected to make a big impact on the local economy once construction starts in mid-2017. California-based Gilad Development is hoping to get final approval for the project from the Lakeland City Council later this month. “The timeline is on track for spring/summer start depending on weather, with occupancy 2018,” said Maggie Gallagher, Gilad director of development. “The project will generate $5.5 million in property tax and create 1,000-plus permanent jobs. We are reviewing numbers with contractors now. Our … Continue reading HGN: Proposed Lake District expected to boost Lakeland economy

MBJ: Delta Blues Winery in Lakeland will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13.

“You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley to get a taste of wine country. Delta Blues Winery located at 6585 Stewart Road in Lakeland will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13. The 8,000-square-foot winery with 3-acres of vineyards had its soft opening February 3. Tennessee wineries average 20,000 to 50,000 visitors annually, said Delta Blues co-owner, Jim Wilson. “We are the closest winery in Tennessee to any major metropolitan area, so we are expecting between 30,000 to 40,000 people,” Wilson said. Currently, Delta Blues produces 10 wines, which can be purchased by the bottle or by the glass … Continue reading MBJ: Delta Blues Winery in Lakeland will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13.

MBJ: Sprouts Farmers Market looking to hire more than 100 people for Lakeland store.

“A grocery chain headed to Lakeland is hiring in a big way. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) plans to add 125 people to fill positions in its bakery, meat, produce, vitamin and cashier departments. Located at 9050 Hwy. 64, the healthy food retailer is scheduled to open the 28,000-square-foot store May 13. To apply, go here. Headquartered in Phoenix, Sprouts was founded in 2002 and operates just under 200 stores.” Sprouts Farmers Market looking to hire more than 100 people for Lakeland store. – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: Sprouts Farmers Market looking to hire more than 100 people for Lakeland store.

MBJ: Sprouts Farmers Market to open location in Lakeland, Tennessee

“A new healthy grocer is ready to open in Shelby County this spring, marking the retailer’s first Tennessee store. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) will add 100 jobs to the Memphis area when it opens doors May 13. The 28,000-square-foot building located at 9050 Hwy 64 in Lakeland is a former Kroger. … Employment opportunities at the Lakeland store include managerial, clerk, courtesy clerk, cashier, backup receiver, administrative coordinator and scan coordinator positions, among others. ….” Sprouts Farmers Market to open location in Lakeland, Tennessee – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: Sprouts Farmers Market to open location in Lakeland, Tennessee

MDN: Mixed-Use Project Looms for Former Lakeland Mall

“Get used to the name Lake District. You’ll probably be hearing more about it in the near future. Lake District is the new name for the revamped project being planned at the old Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall site. Instead of a new outlet mall as earlier plans called for, the Lake District would be a large mixed-use development resembling a lifestyle center that would include office, retail, restaurant and hotel uses and a public gathering space.” (MDN) Continue reading MDN: Mixed-Use Project Looms for Former Lakeland Mall