Watch this space: Brazilian restaurant, Posto 9, Straz Center redevelopment and new tower to come

N ew restaurant for downtown Lakeland: A Brazilian investor plans to renovate a historic building in downtown Lakeland into Posto 9, a new restaurant. Marco Franca, CEO and founder of Aquila Brasil and executive director of Posto 9, said his group has closed on 215 E. Main St. The 14,000-square-foot building will house a Brazilian gastropub with a rooftop lounge.

Straz Center pushing ahead on redevelopment: The David A. Straz Jr. Center for Performing Arts has wrapped up the conceptual phase of… …read more