By Jordan Randall
For the very first time, downtown Lakeland is set to receive its very own bodega storefront. bodega Market, a 1,500 square foot convenience store that will be in the building that was previously home to Silver Ring Cafe, is set to open its doors this fall.
The market is owned by Lakelanders Yohansi and Amaury Santana, owners of Divicious Deli and Coffee Shop. They plan to feature a mixture of local and name brand products as they aim to provide residents of downtown Lakeland with a convenience store that is finally within walking distance.
Not only will the shop be a short walk away for downtown residents, but bodega Market will also feature curbside and pickup options, bodega Market plans to stock everything from deli cold cuts to frozen food to vegetables to fruits to various snacks and alcohol.
The bodega Market will be located next to Munn Park with tentative plans to be open on Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.