December 14, 2018

Aquarium Store in Lakeland Nearing Closure

Around the corner, an employee at Nolan’s Aquarium Super Store dipped a net into a neighboring tank.

“I want two of those blue ones and an orange one and — ,” Brandi Lively said, pausing to think. “I’m thinking these yellow ones, too.”

Lively, a Lakeland woman, watched with a sanguine expression as the employee chased after fleeing fish. Nearly all of them sold at steep discounts, an effort to liquidate the store for permanent closure by the end of the December. After 20 years in the business, owner Nolan Calabro said he’s finished.

He moved to his location at 2400 U.S. 92