Lakeland’s newest brick-and-mortar houses two local favorites

Lakeland icons Jenna O’Brien, owner of Twenty Seven, and Benjamin Vickers, owner of Honeycomb Bread, have teamed up to bring a little more sunshine to the community. Their brick and mortar, located at 213 East Bay Street in downtown Lakeland had its soft opening on August 17, and Lakelanders were not disappointed. With incredible support from the community, they were able to raise over $12,000 to get the store up and running.

The first half of the space is home to Twenty Seven products — a variety of prints, stationery, and retro accessories — and it feels like you’ve walked into a warm ray of sunshine. O’Brien chose to feature various products from other small businesses alongside her own, creating the perfect space to discover your new favorite small business.

The second half of the store is home to Honeycomb Bread. Honeycomb offered Lakelanders a sneak peek of their new space at a soft opening on September 14 before both stores had their official grand opening on September 21. In addition to offering their delicious baked goods, Honeycomb has a variety of coffee options from local roasters, including Concord Coffee, Patriot Coffee, and Ethos Coffee, and also carries a wide range of teas from Harney & Sons.

Complete with cozy seating and warm lighting, this space begs you to buy a journal from Twenty Seven, grab a cinnamon roll from Honeycomb, and stay awhile. Not to mention there’s an adorable community garden with outdoor seating tucked into the alley next to the storefront.