Taylor Manning

Staff Writer


Downtown Lakeland is a hotspot for Lakeland college students from the four local Lakeland colleges, Florida Southern College, Southeastern University, Keiser College and Polk State. With a large array of restaurants, unique shops and activities, many downtown visitors may be looking for discounts that can keep enjoying a weekend downtown in their college student budget.

If you take a walk down Kentucky Avenue, one of downtown’s main streets, you can find a student discount opportunity at many of the shops and restaurants. Whether a student is looking for a delicious lunch, new dorm room decorations or other unique finds, you can get 10 percent off by flashing your student ID.

10 percent off restaurants:

Palace Pizza: A number one choice for students and locals in Lakeland, you can find unique and classic choices for delicious pizza every day. Just show your ID and receive 10 percent off any purchase, any day at any time.

Frescos: If you haven’t checked out Frescos in downtown Lakeland, now is a great chance. They sell coffee, drinks, baked treats and food. On top of their all-the-time 10 percent off discount for college students, Frescos also has a 20 percent off happy hour Tuesdays through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. that includes anything you order.

Desserterie: Previously known as Got Candy, this little shop is merging with a local baker in the upcoming months to offer candy, ice cream and all sorts of baked goodies. Start your week right by getting 10 percent of with your student ID every Monday.

10 percent off at shops:

Simple Vintage and Scout & Tag: These two sister shops provide the perfect mix of antique and revamped furniture and homemade home goods. Both sides of this shop offer 10 percent off to college students.

Rafa Natural: This organic brand of face, body and skin products will soon be found at the Simple Vintage and Scout & Tag location and will also offer 10 percent off to students as well as tons of “try me” items that give you another great reason to stop in while you’re downtown.

Black Swan Bazaar: This shop is full of home goods, vintage clothing, accessories and furniture. Every item in the shop has a 10 percent discount for college students who stop in.