Lakeland had a great week this week, with the official grand opening of Mozzarella Momma’s, a new restaurant, and also the opening of an H&R Block office.
In Valdosta, the Jameson Inn has changed over to a Baymont Inn & Suites hotel, which is a Wyndham hotel. The inn is located beside Valdosta Mall.
The new office building for Dr’s Urbonas and Rawal is really taking shape. It’s the new construction on North Oak Street near the Winn Dixie plaza.
Still waiting for news on exactly where the new Chicken Salad Chick and Small Cakes restaurants are going on North Oak Street. The construction permits were published a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t seen or heard anything about the two since.
In Hahira, the new Sew Blessed Quilt shop is now open, along with the Design Station. The businesses are located on Church Street near the coffee shop in downtown Hahira.
Sad news this week — Cole’s Appliance on Ann Street is closing after 40 years in business.
On the positive side, the construction on the cut through for Woodrow Wilson to Gornto Road is coming along quickly. You can see how the road is going to end up, and you can see from Patterson to Gornto now that they’ve removed the obstacles in between. It’s a pretty short distance but in terms of saving time for moving traffic from Bemiss to the mall area, will be a great asset once it’s done.
Also, don’t forget about the overpass on Hill Avenue near downtown. Workers are all over the area now, with lane closures the norm and detours an almost daily occurrence. If you don’t have to come through that way, it’s best to find an alternative route, at least for a while.
Hopefully, other than the projects already underway, some new and exciting things will be announced soon. That’s all for this week, but if there’s something I missed, please let me know!