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Updated: 11/30/2013 08:00:02AM

Streamsong will open Jan. 17

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Two new restaurants will open in January to join Streamsong's Fifty Nine Restaurant and Lounge, which opened in the golf clubhouse much earlier this year.

By BRIAN ACKLEY

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Mosaic’s long march to open a world-class resort just miles west of Fort Meade will culminate Jan. 17.

That’s the target date for the official and full opening of the company’s Streamsong Resort, the centerpiece of which is a 216-room lodge that will accommodate everything from large corporate outings and meetings to weddings.

“They’ll see it soon, it’s almost done. We’re in good shape,” said Tom Sunnarborg, Mosaic’s Vice President for Land Development and Management, and the person most responsible for shepherding the project to this point.

The resort’s golfing operations actually opened about a year ago, to world-class reviews, as did Streamsong’s clubhouse with 12 additional guest rooms and the Fifty Nine Restaurant.

Golf Digest, as part of its best new courses of 2013 feature, wrote, “Streamsong is the golf destination of the year, maybe the decade, and as the site is a reclaimed phosphate strip mine, a great example of how golf can also serve a higher purpose.”

The new four-story lodge will add two new restaurants to the mix, Sotto Terra which will offer a five-course prix fixe menu, and is described by the company website as featuring contemporary Italian cuisine. Also new will be P2O5, described as “a café-style restaurant that features the best of Floridian cuisine such as Apalachicola oysters, conch chowder and Key lime pie.”

That restaurant will be open seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sotto Terra will operate from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

A hiring event will take place on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day at the Streamsong Resort on Fort Green Road, west of Fort Meade. Interested job seekers should visit www.PolkWorks.org for more information on available positions as well as instructions to complete the online application prior to arriving at the event.

All attendees will have the opportunity to be interviewed onsite as time and positions are available, and conditional offers will be made to qualified candidates.

“We are extremely excited about the job growth that is emerging with Streamsong, especially in this part of our county,” said Stacy Campbell-Domineck, President and CEO of Polk Works. “This is a clear indication of a thriving, vibrant and resilient business community taking the lead in fueling our economy with tremendous job opportunities.”

Job-seekers are asked to follow professional dress guidelines that may be found on the Polk Works website or at a One-Stop Career Center, and are strongly encouraged to complete the online application prior to arriving.

Information on the event and other free services for job-seekers may be found on www.PolkWorks.org or by contacting a Polk Works representative at 863-508-1100.

The resort will also feature a full- service spa and fitness center, and outdoor pool at the edge of “Glory Hole,” considered one of Florida’s prime bass fishing locations, and a rooftop bar and lounge. In addition to fishing, trap shooting will also be offered.

Lodge reservations are being accepted at www.streamsongresort.com. The “best available rate” lodge room price is currently listed at $38 for Saturday, Jan. 18. Weeknights rates the following week are listed at $359.

The resort’s main conference center is expected to offer about 14,000 square feet of space, with another 10,000 square feet available in the lodge and clubhouse, About 40,000 square feet of outdoor event space will also be available. The main conference areas will include a main ballroom, flexible breakout rooms and an air-conditioned rooftop pavilion.

Plans for the 16,000 acre site were first made public in November, 2010.


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