A North Carolina-based natural foods grocer plans to open its first Central Florida location in Lake Mary.
International airline Interjet (website) plans to begin scheduled service between Sanford and Mexico City starting April 21.
UPDATE (5:30 P.M.) – Richard Jerman, a co-manager of the Sun Terra Communities LLC portfolio, says the company plans to “substantially reduce the intensity” of the project when it submits its preliminary plans to Seminole County within the next month. (see update near end of story)
One of the largest pieces of undeveloped property in South Seminole County sold last week for nearly $26.3 million to an residential home builder.
A crime-infested eyesore next to I-4 is being bulldozed for new development that could include two new hotels and a restaurant.
The Stokes Fish Market mural in the 400 block of Sanford Avenue has become one of Sanford’s icons, but you won’t find an ounce of shrimp on the premises. The fish market vacated the building years ago.
It’s official! The new barbecue restaurant in downtown will be named Fuel.
The much anticipated opening of the new barbecue restaurant in downtown Sanford is closer to reality, and it looks like it will be quite an impressive space.
A sign heralding the imminent opening of a 1950s-style ice cream parlor on 1st Street has become a running joke among locals. It’s been posted on a vacant storefront for at least 18 months, yet no one has spied even a single scoop of progress inside.
Shantell Williams’ decision to close her cafe and open a supper club nearby has created an opportunity for Sanford’s first microbrewery.
Shantell’s closing Sunday
If you’re jonesing for Shantell Williams’ chicken and waffles, you have until Sunday to get your fill. Jan. 17 is the last day for Shantell’s Cafe, the soul food restaurant that took downtown Sanford by storm in 2013.
Don’t be surprised if you see the Chick-fil-A cows driving bulldozers through the former Bojangles building out on State Road 46 near I-4. (Gmap)
Dylan and Samantha Bashore have slowly been making progress on the future home of their brewery, which will be located at 300 E. 2nd St. (gmap) Old-timers will remember the place as Sanford baseball legend Buddy Lake’s gas station.
After some some gentle ribbing from The Bokey, Walmart Neighborhood Market (Facebook) manager Chuck Fowler proclaims that while his store may have “Lake Mary” in the name, he’s 100% Sanford Proud.
Sanford City Commissioners are considering a plan to tax property owners with vacant buildings.
Known as a “building preservation licensing program,” the plan would require commercial and residential building owners to maintain a minimum occupancy rate, for example 25% for commercial properties, or face annual licensing fees.
Sanford residents living in District 4 along W. 25th Street will have new, closer options for grocery shopping beginning Wednesday.
Floor & Decor to move into space
Bealls is closing it’s Sanford department store when it’s lease is up April 30. The Bradenton-based retailer is currently located in the anchor space at Gateway Plaza near Seminole Towne Center mall.
Chris and Robyn Esser’s first foray into brewing beer ended with a burning shoe.