Junior’s Fish Market Closing, May Become Trulieve Dispensary – Lake Wales News

After over two decades serving the Lake Wales community, Montella’s Fish Market is closing its doors for good. Owners Lisa and Mike “Junior” Montella have decided that they will retire after running successful fish markets in Florida for 37 years.

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Junior’s Fish Market has been a familiar splash of blue for motorists on SR 60 east in Lake Wales for two decades. The popular shop will be closing as the owner retires.

The property at 1341 SR 60 East may be in for a big change.

“The buyer is going to lease it,” Montella stated. “He’s an investor.”

Lake Wales News sources indicate that the purchaser of the property scouts, purchases and leases locations for Trulieve, a Medical marijuana dispensary chain. Trulieve already operates five dispensaries in Polk County, including a location in Bartow and two in Winter Haven.

Lake Wales is already home to one of the largest marijuana grow houses in the state. Grow Healthy occupies an enormous facility near Lake Wales Airport that employees more than 150, producing carefully-controlled doses of pharmaceutical-grade products.

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Junior’s owner Mike Montella is well known to his many customers who stop by for fresh-cooked lunches or

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