A North Carolina-based natural foods grocer plans to open its first Central Florida location in Lake Mary.

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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.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our friends at Inner Compass Brewing Co. (website | Facebook)

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.

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.