The Lakeland CRA-supported project — abrainchild of local entrepreneur Dr. Sallie Brisbane-Stone — will be constructed at 114 E. Parker St. (the location where the former Lighthouse Ministries building once stood) in Midtown.
With an extra emphasis on diversity + inclusion, the space is anticipated to build authentic synergy between entrepreneurs + launch their business to the next level, authentically. The Well was also created from a desire to serve populations in the community that often may be missed (such as women, minorities + veterans), according to Dr. Sallie.
Quoted: “There’s a movement here in Lakeland to become more culturally diverse and inclusive and there are many people who have the potential to launch their business and come to the table and participate at that next level.” — Dr. Sallie Brisbane-Stone
The Well will be far more than a wading pool in terms of its offerings:
● A large events space ● Office, desk + conference room rentals ● The potential for live music and open mic nights ● Multimedia support services ● A proposed commercial kitchen
While there’s not yet an exact date on when the space will open, if you’re looking for more information on The Well, you can reach out here.
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Outdoors ○Circle B Bar Reserve(4399 Winter Lake Rd.)is implementing a “living shoreline” along Alligator Alley to combat the erosion that has damaged the trail due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. With $88,000 in funding from the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, several trees + aquatic plants have been positioned along the shore to block any elements that could cause erosion, rather than artificial solutions like a seawall or rock barrier. (The Ledger)
ComingSoon ○Florida’s firstWhite Castle(11595 Daryl Carter Pkwy.)in 50 yearsopens this spring. Strategically located between Walt Disney World and I-Drive, it will also be the largest White Castle ever at over 4,000 sqft. Famous for its wide variety of tiny burgers(waffle sliders anyone?), the location will have indoor + outdoor seating and two drive-thru lanes. If you live within 15 miles, you won’t have to wait for the grand opening as delivery starts Tuesday. Get familiar with their full menu here. 🍔 (Fox 35 Orlando)
Arts ○The cat’s out of the bag. ICYMI, Florida artist EJ Nieves was recruited to revitalize Lake Wales’ historic Black neighborhood — by painting a spectacular lion mural at an intersection on Lincoln Ave. The project began last weekend with a ceremonial first brushstroke. Other plans for the area’s “renaissance” include retail + residential developments. EJ has some real masterpieces on his resume, so check them out here.(WFTS Tampa Bay)
Cause ○ Over the weekend the FRoM Project: Forever Ryan’s Mom hosted Ryan’s Memorial Ride, a police-escorted bike + car ride to remember those who were taken by drug overdose. The organization, started by MaryBeth Moore Zocco from Davenport, was created to comfort grieving parents + celebrate the lives of overdose victims. All proceeds contribute to the FRoM Project’s mission of spreading awareness of substance abuse + addiction. 💜 (Bay News 9)
TryThis ○ If you missed the Dalgona Coffee trend on TikTok(or prefer to leave the TikTok-ing to the kids), Publix has you covered withthis easy-to-follow recipe for the whipped, caffeinated confection. Ⓟ
Home ○During an annual check-up, the local experts at Payne Air Conditioning will check everything from your refrigerant and ensuring the system is leak-free to fans, ducts + overall air circulation. Learn more about Payne’sMaintenance Agreement.Ⓟ
Dish ○Ato Poke (640 E. Main St.) has two words for you today: Sushi Pizza. In honor of Tampa Bay’s annual Pizza Week, the restaurant is rolling out an offer of $10 sushi pizza slices for the next several days at its Lakeland location. The slices are BYO (build your own) and include toppings like avocado + ginger. 🍣 ○ Daily Harvest helps busy folks stock their homes with clean, delicious food built on real fruits and vegetables. Choose from more than 80 chef-crafted recipes delivered to your door and ready to enjoy in minutes. Get $25 offyour first box with code 6AM. Ⓟ
Cause ○ MEGA Pantry Distribution| Mon., Feb. 22 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫
PlanAhead ○ Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., Feb. 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register here | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health’s Certified Lactation Consultants and share your experience and questions with other moms. Ⓟ ○Lakeland Cruisers Classic Car Show | Sat., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 771 Carpenters Way | Free Admission | Events for the public return to Lake Gibson Village, starting with a classic car show hosted by Lakeland Cruisers. Food trucks will be onsite + masks and social distancing are required. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.