One Liners Polk: HomeCourt, Publix and more

News from around Polk County

The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex opened a 144-acre park east of the Hollis Cancer Center, in north Lakeland, as the city’s first outdoors recreation complex with an aquatic theme. (Pictured above)

HomeCourt, a restaurant invested in by retired NBA player Tracy McGrady, is opening at  3615 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland. 

Florida Polytechnic University made its first appearance in the national rankings of U.S News & World Report as a top 75 engineering college without a doctorate program.

LoveBird: Almost Famous Chicken, a quick-service, Nashville-inspired hot chicken restaurant, opened in a former Starbucks location at the corner of South Florida Avenue and Beacon Road in Lakeland.

Century Boulevard Industrial Park

Augie Schmidt sold the Century Boulevard Industrial Park for $7.05 million, which includes 124,500 square feet of steel warehousing space and is fully leased with 38 tenants providing income to the buyer.

Shawn Sherrouse was named city manager for Lakeland.

Lakeland-based Publix is expanding its distribution center in Greensboro, North Carolina, to include a dry grocery warehouse, which will add more than 1.2 million square feet of space.

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