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Remember Old Time Pottery?

This used to be the Old Time Pottery store at the former Factory Outlet Mall in Lakeland

Demolished — along with more of the former Factory Outlet Mall.

Photos by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents, show demo status on the mall as of yesterday (1.5.18). See photo album at the bottom of the story.

Stephen Baiel, operations manager for the project,   said the crews haven’t missed a day, even during the single digit temps.

Demo on the main mall started Dec. 28 and when completely demolished, will be replaced with The Lake District (TLD).  It is to be an upscale 160+ acre mixed-use community surrounding a 10-acre lake and waterways. The location is on the southeast corner of I-40 and Canada Road in Lakeland.

The process should be completed next month with ground-breaking this year.

TLD is to be a walkable community with parks, water features, retail, restaurants, two hotels, 360 homes, 220 rentals over retail, 15 pad sites and office space and assisted living. It is to contain 279,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.  The former Mall was almost 300,000 square feet with 1,400 parking spaces.

Photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/YrSdshn7QSbXxONt1