By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

City Approves $150K in Incentives for Downtown Taproom, Lincoln Ave. Cafe

Commissioners Agree to Make More Money Available for Future Applicants


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 11:23am

Chevon Baccus

Prospective taproom owners Cathy Becton Garrett and daughter Jessica

The Lake Wales City Commission Tuesday, Jan. 14 approved $150,000 in incentives to help a taproom locate downtown and a café open on Lincoln Avenue. Since the two commitments would deplete their $200,000 incentive fund budget for 2019-20 commissioners agreed to make another $300,000 in Community Redevelopment Agency funds available for future food-related businesses seeking support.

Lake Wales Main Street Director Karen Thompson said the two projects would serve as catalysts to help revitalize and bring after hours life to the two areas. She called for flexibility so she can work with out-...

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