Economic Development

City of Sanford Names New Economic Development Director

Economic Development

The City of Sanford announces the selection of M. Brady Lessard as its Director of Economic Development. Brady brings to the position both government experience, he is a former mayor of Sanford, and his twenty-five plus years working in the private sector, most recently as Vice President of Project Development for CPH Engineering. Brady will contribute to the City of...

The Economic Impact of The Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival

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Pints n’ Paws is more than a unique annual craft beer festival and fundraiser that you can share with your pooch. It has become a community staple, large-scale economic driver, and charitable event all in one. Hosted by the West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft and Historic Downtown Sanford®, Pints n’ Paws annually promotes and funds the amazing mission...

Workspace Collective to Bring Flexible, Upscale, Affordable Co-Working Office Space

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Influx of professionals into Historic Downtown Sanford to amplify weekday foot traffic, business networking & growth. Historic Downtown Sanford continues to grow!  A new influx of working professionals will soon make downtown their workplace, as Workspace Collective anticipates offering private office space in a variety of sizes, dedicated desks, conference space, mail service, meeting areas and more in a fully...

‘King’s Crossing’ Development at SR46 & Lake Mary Boulevard to Include a Publix Plaza and Apartments

Economic Development


Large-Scale Economic Catalyst for City of Sanford Eyes Late 2023 ETA; Name an Homage to King Family Since 1891, the King family has lived in and invested in the City of Sanford; a pending large scale development anchored by grocery giant Publix and convenience store WaWa will memorialize the King family name. Speaking with James Dunn King, who owned the...

Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge Then and Now

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Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge and Tuffy’s Music Box – Quintessential Example of Growth in HDS Historic Building Reclaimed & Renovated to Fit a Modern Entrepreneurial Vision A decade ago, the scene looked different for both Dan St. Pierre and the resolute, an almost forgotten structure standing at 200 Myrtle Ave in Sanford. St. Pierre, a Central Floridian by birth...