Downtown CoolLakeland’s Downtown is the energized epicenter of the Lakeland area. Beautiful green spaces, vibrant stories of our history, exciting retail and delectable dining exist side-by-side in our pedestrian-friendly Downtown.
For information on Downtown Lakeland, visit the Downtown Lakeland Partnership or the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority.
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Downtown Dining & Entertainment
Bay Street Bistro | (863) 683-4229
Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro | (863) 682-1210
Crispers Restaurants, Inc. | (863) 682-7708
Fresco’s Bakery & Bistro | (863) 683-5267
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille | (863) 686-2228
Hurricane Alley| (863) 680-3176
Mitchell’s Coffee House | (863) 680-2944
Molly McHugh’s Pubs | (863) 686-6231
Palace Pizza Restaurant, Inc. | (863) 688-0045
Terrace Grill | (863) 688-0800
Texas Cattle Company | (863) 686-1434
The Gym | (863) 688-8080
Brooke Pottery | (863) 688-6844
Explorations V Children’s Museum | (863) 687-3869
Flowers By Edith | (863) 686-1134
George L Gaines Jeweler | (863) 688-8557
Goin’ Postal | (863) 688-1174
Lakeland Community Theatre | (863) 693-7529
Nathan’s Men’s Store | (863) 682-2811
Paint Along Studios | (863) 409-5771
Polk Museum of Art | (863) 688-7743
Polk Theatre Inc. | (863) 688-7743
For Your Business
The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, a public agency, in cooperation with the City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency implemented a redevelopment strategy centered on drawing the private sector to invest in the historic Downtown. Public improvements, development incentives, land assembly, and other techniques combine to create an environment that is friendly to both the investor and the user.“Class A” office buildings and smaller buildings are available for businesses looking to be a part of Downtown’s vibrant community. Developers and investors may be eligible for economic incentives. For available properties, visit LakelandCRA.net or call (863) 834-6011.
Developers undertaking redevelopment projects within the Downtown are exempt from city and county development impact fees. They may also be eligible for Enterprise Zone incentives, tax increment financing, investment tax credits and other inducements. The City’s commitment, to growth and progress while maintaining a sense of history and hometown feel is further exemplified by a number of recent redevelopment efforts. An example is the 10-year Lake Mirror Community Park Plan that included the renovation of the Magnolia Building, the new Peggy Brown building, Barnett Family Park, the Kryger Overlook Park and the new Sunflower Preschool Park. These new and improved facilities join the existing amenities to accentuate already impressive public spaces.