New and coming soon to Lakeland, FL

As Lakeland continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.

Ducks and birds on grass in foreground with Lake Mirror and Lakeland skyline

We’ve got our eye on Lakeland developments.

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The below list of new businesses has been updated as of September 2022.

🗓️ Coming soon

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Lakeland. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the Swan City area this quarter.

Exterior streetview of the building that will house Publix's new IT campus

The building that will house Publix’s IT campus

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Business

Publix Super Markets Information Technology Campus, 333 E. Lemon St. | Opening date TBD | A new IT campus predicted to bring over 100 full-time jobs with average salaries of $93,000

Assure Infusions Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility, Century Boulevard, Bartow | Opening fall 2023 | A 60,000-sqft IV fluid production facility that will create 100+ local jobs

Rendering of exterior view of Lakeland Regional Health's South Florida Avenue facility

South Florida Avenue Lakeland Regional Health facility

Rendering by The Lunz Group

Community

South Florida Avenue Lakeland Regional Health facility, 5610 S. Florida Ave. | Opening 2023 | Emergency services, primary care, secondary care, and space for Graduate Medical Education

COhatch, 211 E. Main St. | Opening 2023 | A three-story co-working space offering varying amenities and member benefits downtown

Hope House, 555 E Stanford St. | Opening fall 2023 | A nonprofit training facility equipped to house eight new mothers at a time, located in the historic house used as the set for the 1990s film “My Girl”

Kathleen Road Lakeland Regional Health facility, I-4 and Kathleen Rd. | Opening 2023 | Ambulatory and outpatient care

Renderings of The Shed addition to The Joinery

Renderings of The Shed at The Joinery

Renderings via Straughn Trout

Dining

The Shed, 678 E. Main St. | Open date TBD | The Joinery’s first expansion, featuring a full-service restaurant, coffee shop, and additional parking

4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4747 S. Florida Ave. | Opening 2023 | Casual barbecue coming soon to south Lakeland

Fresh Kitchen, 4520 S. Florida Ave. | Opening 2023 | Grab-and-go chef-inspired meals known for being free of gluten, antibiotics, and processed sugar

Renderings of the Citrus Innovation Center at Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University Citrus Innovation Center

Rendering provided by Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Education

Florida Polytechnic University’s Citrus Innovation Center, 4700 Research Way | Opening 2023 | A 28,000-sqft research facility for citrus research

Florida Southern College’s Adams Athletic Performance Center, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Opening 2024 | A 16,000-sqft development for Florida Southern College’s Division II athletes featuring conference rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, and a film review room

Aerial view of Bonnet Springs Park trees, canopy walk, and lagoon

Bonnet Springs Park

Photo provided by Bonnet Springs Park

Recreation

Bonnet Springs Park, 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd. | Opening Oct., 2022 | Swan City’s largest public park, featuring an event venue, aerial walking path, and 2-acre lawn

Florida Children’s Museum, 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd. | Opening Nov., 2022 | A 47,000-sqft children’s museum focusing on sensory experiences, learning, and inclusive play

Polk Museum of Art expansion, 800 E. Palmetto St. | Opening spring 2024 | A $6 million expansion of Lakeland’s existing art museum

Southwest Lakeland Park, Southwest Lakeland | Opening 2030 | A 100+ acre park featuring a library, dog parks, multipurpose fields, pickleball courts, and more

Rendering of shelves, coolers, and register at bodega Market in Lakeland, FL

bodega Market

Renderings via Amaury Santana

Retail

bodega Market, 106 N. Tennessee Ave. | Opening 2023 | Downtown Lakeland’s first market, featuring local and national brands and a deli counter

Aldi, 4532 S. Florida Ave. | Opening 2023 | Lakeland’s second Aldi location at the sport formerly held by Golden Corral

Publix Super Market at Oakbridge Centre, 3636 Harden Blvd. | Construction starting in Sept. 2022 | A rebuild of the existing 1988 Publix Super Market location featuring modernized features and changes to the parking lot

A painted rendering of a plaza at night with a fountain in the center of a large walkway surrounded by four-story buildings

Downtown West Gateway

Conceptual renderings provided by The Lunz Group and The Apiary

Residential

Downtown West multi-family housing, 300 W. Lime St. | Open date TBD | A mixed-use complex featuring 500 multi-family apartments, a parking garage, and retail and commercial space

Lake Wire retail and housing development, George Jenkins Blvd. and Sikes Blvd. | Open date TBD | Retail space and 630+ apartments

Medulla Road Development, Southwest Lakeland | Construction starting 2023 | A 29-home subdivision on 35 acres of Southwest Lakeland

Oak Street Development, Oak Street lot between N. Kentucky Ave. and N. Tennessee Ave. | Opening 2024 | A five-story building housing 150 apartments, 3,000 sqft of retail space, and a six-story parking garage

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Lakeland’s newest spots. Check out this list of Swan City’s recently opened establishments.

Exterior view of the Summit Consulting building in downtown Lakeland, FL

Summit Consulting

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Business

Summit Consulting, 117 N. Massachusetts Ave. | An eight-story building on Lake Mirror unified Summit Consulting’s 500 employees under one roof

The Terrace Hotel Lakeland, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 329 E. Main St. | Updated rooms and amenities at a historic Lakeland hotel

Renderings of homes and paths at Gospel Village in Lakeland, FL

Renderings of Gospel Village

Provided by The Lunz Group

Community

Gospel Village, 1120-1140 E. Lemon St. | Gospel Inc.’s recent expansion providing housing for those experiencing homelessness

The Well, 114 E. Parker St. | A coworking space offering day passes and membership options

Inside seating and kitchen area at Waco Kitchen in Lakeland, FL

Waco Kitchen at Lakeland Linder International Airport

Photo by @jessicakurbatov

Dining

Waco Kitchen, 3900 Don Emerson Dr. | Farm-to-table American-European fusion bites served with a view of the tarmac at Lakeland Linder International Airport

Gaskins Barbecue, 1614 Town Center Dr. | The second location opened by this Winter Haven-based barbecue and seafood restaurant

Dissent Brewing, 125 S. Kentucky Ave. | Locally brewed beers and weekly events

Rita’s Italian Ice, 3115 US Hwy. 98 N. | Italian ice + gelati

Oksumi Ramen, 4790 S. Florida Ave. | Lake Miriam Square’s newest ramen spot

Plaza Mexico, 3635 S. Florida Ave. | Traditional Mexican food

Blue Dog Craft Barbecue, 640 E. Main St. | Classic barbecue plates served up from one of The Joinery’s food stalls

Biscuits and Benedicts, 1212 S. Florida Ave. | Breakfast classics like buttermilk biscuit sandwiches

Twisted Sugar, 3958 Florida Ave S. | Gourmet cookies and craft sodas

Outdoor shot of John McGee Park featuring colorful slides, swings, and activities.

John McGee Park

Photo by @justlakelandpics

Recreation

John McGee Park, 2125 S. Edgewood Dr. | A car-themed playground featuring a half-mile walking path and two multi-purpose fields

Exterior view of Pressed Book & Coffee shop

Pressed Books and Coffee

Photo by @sarahmaephotography

Retail

Pressed Books & Coffee, 213 E. Bay St. | A downtown coffee shop and bookstore featuring local authors, new and used reads, and events

Botany Cats, locations vary | A mobile cat lounge and plant nursery

Dart World, 201 E. Main St. | Rentable nerf battleground

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