I live in Lakeland, by choice.
I love this community and all of the special places (and people) within it.I recently read a post by a friend I admire in the community who shared his thoughts about the quality of the local businesses, and their disappointment in the customer service and overall quality of the local shops in Lakeland. The post generated a lot of feedback (about 10 different comments, affirming the sentiment. - Here's his post, shared here with his permission.
The Lakeland I Want Is Not The Lakeland That Is.
And, quite frankly, I don't think it would take much to move our local businesses up several notches. But, it WILL require that our local ...