Another Memphis-area restaurant has committed to the 160-acre mixed-use project being developed in Lakeland.

Memphis BBQ Co. announced on Thursday, March 14, it had signed a lease to open a 5,500-square-foot restaurant at The Lake District in Lakeland, which is slated to open in summer 2020.

Memphis BBQ is owned and operated by famed pitmaster Melissa Cookston, who is known as the “Winningest Woman in Barbecue,” because of her accomplishments as a seven-time barbecue champion and a 2017 inductee into the Barbecue Hall of Fame…

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