NEW THE BALANCE CULTURE
Location: 1035 South Florida Avenue, #200 This new fitness studio has been bustling all summer with Pop-Up Fitness classes of every kind. The Balance Culture offers a variety of workouts, including barre, boot camps, cardio, kick-boxing, Pilates, yoga, and much more.
5TH AND HALL
Location: 1221 South Florida Avenue Date: Early 2016 5th and Hall is already a Lakeland fashion staple thanks in part to the energy created by several pop-up shops this summer. Inspired by classic 1960’s Ivy League menswear, this clothing store will soon be offering current street trends year-round.
NINETEEN61 THE JUICE BOX
Location: 4295 South Florida Avenue Fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and more. The Juice Box sources as much as possible from local and organic farmers and distributors.
UNCLE NICK’S BAGELS N SUBS
Location: 1212 South Florida Avenue Date: TBA Previously the chef of the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club, Chef Marcos Fernandez is striking out on his own with a true farm-totable food revolution. Nineteen61 will open its doors in Dixieland this fall, thanks in part to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. You won’t want to miss Chef ’s classic Latin fare with a modern flare.
Location: 6955 Old Highway 37
A family-owned, New York-style bagel and sub shop.
COMING SOON 801 EAST MAIN STREET Location: 801 East Main Street Date: November 2015
Famed locally and nationally for their fresh beignets and Campfire Coffee, The Poor Porker has been in the works to expand their business. The much anticipated renovation of a two-door garage on East Main Street will soon be revealed as a central point bar, with outdoor garden, and exciting surprises from the Poor Porkers (now known as Bearcat & Big 6.)
Location: South Florida Avenue Date: TBA This Caribbean, Florida-based restaurant chain recently announced it will be opening its first location in Polk County.
Location: corner of Edgewood Drive and Bartow Highway Date: TBA This popular one-stop for coffee, fresh food, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs will soon open its second location in Lakeland.
MOVING CRUMB & GET IT BAKERY
Location: 2510 South Florida Avenue Date: Fall of 2015
This tasty bake shop is all about “fresh cookies, your way!” Crumb & Get It specializes in customized cookies made to your liking and delivered to your doorstep.
Popular as a lunch stop for soups and sandwiches, Butterfly Bistro will now offer its menu from The Pink Piano.
GLORY DAYS GRILL
Location: 1479 Town Center Drive Date: End of 2015 Known for its family-friendly atmosphere and affordable menu, this sports bar and grill is in the works to open by the end of the year. 118 THE LAKELANDER
New Location: 1015 South Florida Avenue
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