Category Archives: Commercial Developments

Craft Brewery Laying Roots Downtown

The craft brew industry has skyrocketed over the last several years, especially in Central Florida. From the success of Cigar City Brewery in Tampa to the national recognition of craft brew bar Red Light, Red Light in Orlando, to the … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Announces Hotel Opening Date and New Land

Today LEGOLAND Florida Resort made two major announcements. The first, the opening day of the LEGOLAND Hotel is May 15, 2015. The second is the announcement of a new “land” in the park called Heartlake City, based on the LEGO … Continue reading

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Flat-Iron Project May Transform Two Downtown Blocks

With an eye toward social, environmental and economic synergies, the Tom Wolfe Company, LLC is designing a sustainable mixed-use building complex that would occupy the former site of the Hill Building, a short section of Avenue A, SW and the … Continue reading

Posted in City of Winter Haven, Commercial Developments, Dining, Downtown, Economic Development, General Announcements, Main Street Winter Haven, Small Business Opportunity | 7 Comments

Winter Haven is site for HGTV Blog Cabin 2014!

Get ready for some national exposure on HGTV!   This house will be renovated based on viewer input and moved to a location in the Chain of Lakes City!  Watch Winter Haven SHINE in this announcement video …    

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LEGOLAND Announces 152-Bed Hotel

Lakeside and onsite in the park the property is expected to open in 2015. The hotel is projected to create 250 jobs while under construction and employ 250 when it opens. The hotel’s site will connect to the main gate … Continue reading

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Mahalak Automotive Group to buy Lake Wales Dealership

Mike Mahalak with Winter Haven Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram  has confirmed that the family’s automotive interests will expand to Lake Wales with the purchase of Steve Sorensen’s dealership in that city. The deal is expected to close on July 24. … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come …

CSX subsidiary Evansville Western Railway continues development of the 318 acre Integrated Logistics Center terminal south of the city. The rail hub is expected to open in mid-2014. Photos courtesy of Ben Crosby

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75+ Jobs at New Golden Corral

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill will hold a ground breaking event for its newest restaurant, which is about to begin construction in Winter Haven. Members of the general public are cordially invited to attend the groundbreaking event, which will take … Continue reading

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City Position Re: The Landings

Much news has been generated of late regarding the impasse between the City of Winter Haven and the developers of The Landings project on the site of Chain of Lakes Stadium and the SW Complex. City Attorney, John Murphy, released … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to Downtown Winter Haven …

A new dining experience will soon open in downtown Winter Haven from the same fine folks at the Fire Restaurant in downtown Auburndale. The exciting new restaurant is expected to open in February in the former Tanner’s location. Watch for … Continue reading

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