After little over a year of serving drinks and waterfront views, Mango Mary’s Beach Kitchen and Daiquiris has closed. Labor Day weekend was the final served as the bar’s finale. On Thursday, Aug. 31, Clint Boutwell, the owner of Mango Mary’s, announced the closure of the bar after 14 months.
This summer, a restaurant on Navarre Beach has faced multiple code violations for its use of flags on county right of way. Santa Rosa County Code Enforcement has given Andy D’s, owned by Andrew DeMartin, two citations since the beginning of July.
A storage lot on East Bay Blvd. (County Road 399) is set to become an RV park, according to Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning. The storage lot, which is operated as DB Storage, is located at 8352 East Bay Blvd.
The Navarre Chamber of Commerce launched Navarre’s first Young Professionals networking group Aug. 22 with their kickoff event hosted by Andy D’s on Navarre Beach.
The Walmart Supercenter in Navarre is getting a makeover. In July, Walmart started remodeling sections of the store. The project is expected to be complete by October.
In September 2020, Hurricane Sally landed near Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Northwest Florida suffered millions of dollars in damage. Along with structural damage in the Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Navarre areas, the newly built Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the Three-mile Bridge, was partially destroyed by loose barges leading to financial damages to businesses.
German discount grocer Aldi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s Supermarket as part of a larger divestiture of Jacksonville-based parent company Southeastern Grocers to various entities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The 5.5-acre empty lot in between Concord Presbyterian Church and Clearhome Self Storage on Gulf Breeze Parkway will remain empty for the time being.
A 162 room hotel is being planned for the southeast corner of the intersection at Gulf Blvd. and Navarre Beach Causeway.
It’s no secret Northwest Florida has been growing. In 2023, Florida became the fastest growing state for the first time since 1957 and the Panhandle has experienced it as well. With a growing population comes a need for good jobs and opportunities in a variety of industries.