What’s new and coming soon to Lakeland

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 2023.

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 and next 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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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

A rendering shows LRH's Kathleen Road Campus as seen from I-4.

LRH’s Kathleen Road campus

Rendering via Lakeland Regional Health


Lakeland Regional Health Kathleen Road Campus location, 2400 Kathleen Rd. | Opening 2023 | 20+ acre state-of-the-art location offering access to primary care and specialty care, plus space for Graduate Medical Education Family Medicine residents

Orlando Health Lakeland Highlands Hospital, Polk Parkway and Lakeland Highlands Road | Opening summer 2026 | In-patient, ICU/progressive care, emergency department, birthing program, and more

Lakeland Regional Health freestanding emergency department | 6150 S. Florida Ave. | Opening TBA | Construction is ongoing for a freestanding emergency department in south Lakeland.

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”

Veterans Administration clinic | Adjacent to the Sam’s Club on Lakeland Highlands Road | Opening 2024 | VA care including home-based primary care, mental health services, audiology, and more

Renderings of The Shed addition to The Joinery

Renderings of The Shed at The Joinery

Renderings via Straughn Trout


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

Sabrina’s Delicacies, 4610 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | Opening 2023 | Grab-and-go charcuterie boards and dine-in seating

Bedrock Wings, 127 S. Kentucky Ave. | Opening fall 2023 | Wings, Cuban sandwiches, salads, and wraps

Renderings of the Citrus Innovation Center at Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University Citrus Innovation Center

Rendering provided by Ryan Companies US, Inc.


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


The renderings of the museum’s expansion | Via Straughn Trout Architects

Downtown Lakeland dog park, 145 N. Lake Ave. | Opening September 2024 | An enclosed park for large and small dogs across the street from Lakeland Fire Station 1

Lakeland History and Cultural Center, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Opening September 2024 | An exhibit about Lakeland’s history with the citrus industry

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

Bob Adams Family Community YMCA, 3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | Opening 2027 | New facilities featuring exercise equipment, indoor turf fields, an elevated track, updated children’s spaces, and more

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


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


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

Prospect Lake Wire, 608 Prospect St. | 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 seven-story building housing ~200 apartments, 1,600 sqft of retail space, and a three-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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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

A rendering shows outdoor spaces with greenery, market lighting, landscaping, and more.

Gospel Village’s residents will be able to relax and enjoy the outdoors in a space like this.

Rendering via Gospel Inc.


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

Gospel Village, 1120-1140 E. Lemon St. | Gospel Inc.’s recent expansion provides 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

4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4747 S. Florida Ave. | Casual dine-in +drive-thru barbecue

Jona-Bells Cafe, 3135 Knight Station Rd. | Fresh-squeezed juice, açaí bowls, coffee, and matcha

Unfiltered Lakeland, 801 E. Main St. | Coffee shop, artisan market, and event space housing other small businesses

Planet Smoothie, 1606 Town Center Dr. | Fresh protein, superfood, and meal replacement smoothies

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

happyfastdelicious, 3601 S. Florida Ave. | Drive-thru coffee coming to the former Gelati Joe’s location

Hana Tea House, 4525 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 7 | Bubble tea, fresh smoothies, spring rolls, crab Rangoon, and more

J. Burns’ Pizza, 5615 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 101 | Classic pies, gluten-free options, and sub sandwiches

The Back Nine, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Simulated sports, American fare, and cold beers

Tea Rx, 3114 S. Florida Ave. | Fruit smoothies, vegetable juices, bubble teas, salads, Bahn mi, and more

Dominican Cake By G, 1322 E. Memorial Blvd. | Classic pastries including palmiers, apple pie, pineapple Dominican cake, and pecan pie

My Ramen, 3121 US Hwy. 98 S. | Hibachi lunch, ramen, milk tea, and more

Black & Brew Coffee House and Bistro Southside, 4209 S. Florida Ave. | Salads, sandwiches, coffee, and more for dine-in or pickup via the business’ first express drive-thru

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

A wide shot of the Crenshaw Canopy Walk at Bonnet Springs Park.

Take a moment for gratitude among the treetops on the Crenshaw Canopy Walk.

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

Florida Children’s Museum, 600 Bonnet Springs Blvd. | A 47,000-sqft children’s museum focusing on sensory experiences, learning, and inclusive play

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

Kelly Recreation Complex e-library, 404 Imperial Blvd. | Opening fall 2023 | Library materials, a seating area, and Activity Room

Exterior facade and signage at bodega Market in downtown Lakeland

You’ll soon be able to grab your necessities at bodega Market.

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

ALDI, 4532 S. Florida Ave. | Lakeland’s second ALDI location at the spot formerly occupied by Golden Corral

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