What should fill 719 E. Palmetto St. this May?


The building on Palmetto Street | Photo via the LALtoday team

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In case you missed it, the former home to the Lakeland Rubber Stamp Co., located at 719 E. Palmetto St., is undergoing renovations for new tenants after being purchased in 2020. Right now, the building has a fresh coat of paint and a gutted interior.


Pre-renovations | Photo via the LALtoday team

Renovations to the little slice of Lake Morton history will include gooseneck lights, a fresh coat of white and black paint, and new windows featuring transomsor horizontal beam-work.

Presently, a yoga studio is planned to enter the space once the flip is complete, but other tenants have not been secured. In the past, records detail inhabitants such as dance studios, barbershops, and retailers like neighborhood grocers sharing the 100-year old building. Upcoming tenants (whoever they might be) are expected to be filling the space by May.


The spot in the midst of renovations | Photo via the LALtoday team

So, we took to social media and asked our followers to be the broker” and share what should come to the lot. Here’s some of what was suggested:

  • Lakeland needs a rock climbing gym downtown. — Linz N. Lily
  • I would love an Italian market! — @hunterblaisejoan
  • A neighborhood bar would be great. — @stephamini
  • Health food store, some kind of cultural dining experience…an art supplies store, or a bar… — @toribrady
  • Bulk food, zero-waste grocery store 🔥🔥🔥 — @_ktdoes_

Well, Lakeland, what do you think? Fill out the question box below with your ideas.


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