POLK COUNTY – During the “Weathering the Storm” webinar hosted April 16 by SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler, Managing Partner Gary Ralston explained that — according to data he has collected — around half of all retail tenants and around a third of all residential tenants have sought rent relie…

A spokesperson for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, Inc., confirmed on March 26 that the grocery store chain would be installing plexiglass partitions on a companywide basis as part of the response to the spread of COVID-19.

LAKE WALES – In late 2019, the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Board budgeted $200,000 in matching grants of $50,000 for those interested in bringing restaurants and other food-related businesses to the City of Lake Wales.

Orlando Health, a not-for-profit health care organization and network of community-based hospitals, last week announced it has a contract to purchase approximately 80 acres of unincorporated land on the south side of Lakeland for a potential future medical campus.

BARTOW – The Sahgal family, owners of the Firehouse Subs shop in Winter Haven for the past 12 years, recently opened a second location in Bartow at 280 E. Van Fleet Drive.

LAKE WALES – Corporate staff with the air filter manufacturing corporation Pamlico Air, based out of North Carolina, recently announced plans to expand into Lake Wales.

WINTER HAVEN – On Nov. 4, the Winter Haven Planning Commission approved and recommended the city commission pass a new development at the corner of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and U.S. Highway 27 in the southeast area of town.

HAINES CITY – It is official — Carvana staff cleared another step toward constructing a 200,000 square-foot facility that may create more than 400 jobs over the next several years.

HAINES CITY – Since the municipality’s incorporation in 1914, downtown Haines City has been at the center of much of the town’s activity and the Haines City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wants to make sure that doesn’t change.

The much-anticipated brewery slated to open in downtown Bartow now has a name and a logo — and the moniker and art are a direct callback to the history of the building the brewery will occupy.

WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort opened Lego Movie World to the general public March 27, debuting three new rides inspired by “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2,” which is still showing in some theaters.