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

Inside the new condo market, Elan Island Estates

Condominium development has changed quite a bit since Jay Tallman entered the market, but his approach has not.

Throughout the booms and busts of Florida real estate, Tallman says he has always looked for boutique opportunities that serve an unfilled niche in each market.

“Even during the recession, we saw — relative to the rest of the market — that our condominium projects were selling well and at very good values,” he said. “For us as a team, we look at those kinds of statistics as… …read more

Hot Leads: Whispering Palms Apts., Mobile Physician Services & Duke Energy

Apartment complex opens in Largo: Whispering Palms Apartments, a 63-unit affordable housing community for families in Largo opened. Located at 601 16th Avenue SE, just east of Seminole Boulevard in Largo, Whispering Palms, features a mix of two- and three-bedroom townhome and garden-style apartments, with four handicapped-accessible units. For more:

Mobile Physician Services receives recognition: Mobile Physician Services has been awarded recognition as a Patient… …read more