|...Food truck announced: Hayden's Grill!
of the Month:
Our featured business this month is Brown Exterminating. Brown Exterminating, founded in 1972, are experts at protecting structures from termite damage and maintaining pest-free environments in homes and businesses. Their emphasis is to provide the highest-quality service
to homes and businesses, for a fair and reasonable
price. Phone 901-381-9988. Info on Business of the Month program, here.
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.
Coming in August!!!
Something for the entire family - free admission and parking. Lakeland Family EXPO, Saturday August 20th, 11am until 2pm at Lakeland Elementary, 10050 Oak Seed Lane, Lakeland 38002.
Over 35 Business demos, samples, and specials. Face painting, balloon twister, Star Wars Characters, and more. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. Lakeland Cheerleaders will also perform for the first time.
Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!
A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
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 Lakeland District will have a hug 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