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Rock around the block with the Holiday Walkabout

Here at YLakeland, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of small business. There’s no better place to spend your holiday time and money than at the storefronts in Downtown Lakeland! The businesses here are owned and operated by your neighbors and friends, and they...

Spotlight on Boutique Greek

With the recent influx of new members into Florida Southern’s greek scene, the college’s sororities and fraternities have swollen into a large population of seemingly endless crafts, letters, and fraternity.   But did you know that Lakeland has its...

The month ahead: 5 August events you can’t miss

With the advent of the city’s exodus of college students, August never fails to bring new faces to the community. New friends, old companions, and everyone in between make their way to the swan city, settling down for the new schoolyear. As so many more people travel...

What the Brocante? We’re all about that French vintage.

“French Brocante” is a romantic term for vintage pieces for decorating homes in a whimsical way, as Brocante is the name of second hand shops in France. Pronounced “BROH-CAHNT,” it’s immediate translation is “secondhand goods.” The style definitely...

Christmas in June! Merry Leon returns to Downtown Lakeland.

Summer in Lakeland: sunny days, flip flops and an ice-cold drink, barbecues with friends. These are all images we conjure up when thinking about everyone’s favorite months, when kids are out of school and summer lovin’ commences. But this Tuesday the forecast calls...

The Downtown Lakeland Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift, right? Well, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite gifts from local shops right here in downtown Lakeland just for you! There’s bound to be...