Shopping in Lakeland

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Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Tire?s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize d?cor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on ]Modern Tire Dealer's](http://www.moderntiredealer.com/) list of Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.

4304 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

At its nine area locations, Eye Express sharpens the sight of patients of all ages with an extensive lineup of brand-name frames and a lens lab in every office. During eye exams, board-certified doctors employ sophisticated laser technology that helps detect signs of optical maladies such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and early-onset death-ray vision. Stylish frames and sunglasses from brands such as Oakley, Christine Dior, and Costa encircle a wide variety of specialty anti-glare, impact-resistance, and photochromic lenses, while contacts come in daily and weekly disposable form.

5228 Us Highway 98
Lakeland,
FL
US

Frankie’s Card Cottage has furnished glad givers with uncommon presents, jewelry, and cards for almost three decades. Upon entry into the cozy storefront, customers are greeted with a treasure trove of commodities ranging from the familiar and the outlandish to the extraterrestrial. Vera Bradley bags proudly populate store racks ($10–$92) alongside sundry jewelry items ($10–$25). Frankie’s Card Cottage’s shelves house Willow Tree’s angelic wooden sculptures ($10–$32), whose edifying presence improves even the most morally corrupt living-room mantles. Greeting cards, a Frankie’s Card Cottage hallmark, vary in price ($1.50–$4.99) and crouch near a varied selection of invitations ($1.25–$1.80) waiting to be sent out to potential early preschool graduation-party attendees.

4610 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland,
FL
US

MobileCom is one of the nation’s largest authorized retailers for the new AT&T. Founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1994, Mobile Com has grown into 4 regions, over 60 retail locations servicing over 200,000 active clients. Mobile Com has firmly established itself as one of the leading providers of AT&T cellular service.

3800 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland,
FL
US

Fresh paintballs delivered each week splatter on first-time players and tournament competitors on Central Florida Paintball's 12 courses sprawled across 22 acres. Experienced players prep for tournament play on one of six flat-grass airball fields decorated with inflatable barriers. Staff members rebuild these X-ball and speedball-style fields every two weeks to improve the health of the bahia grass and switch up the terrain. With limited protection, these faster-paced airball fields force teams to work together and move as a unit as they attempt to outlast the competition.

Recreational players attack and defend on 12 acres of woodsball courses equipped with a two-story fort as well as larger huts. Stone structures invite players to duck inside for a breather, and crowd of trees affords a sliver of protection and a place to spy the coming ambush. Though both fields are open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the woodsball fields are available Wednesday–Friday to groups 10 with a reservation. Guests can stalk each other at night on lighted fields equipped for evening play or retire for the evening to overnight campgrounds with fire pits perfect for making popcorn seasoned with unspent paint capsules.

9365 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland,
FL
US

Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Good for Kids: No

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Most popular offering: E-cig starter kits and e-juice

Pro Tip: Come try any of the more than 300 flavors and 15 brands of e-juice at our tasting bar.

Q&A with Greg, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We have a large selection of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, hardware, e-juice and accessories. We also have a full tasting bar which allows for customers to try everything we sell.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

We noticed that electronic cigarette popularity has been increasing, and that they may be safer and healthier that traditional cigarettes.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

Thank you for helping me quit smoking.

4422 Kathleen Road
Lakeland,
FL
US