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Jul 2, 2021

Food Truck Alley officially opens at Pik-itz

Pik-itz held a grand opening of Food Truck Alley on Saturday, June 26, with the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Pik-its is located at 1922 State Road 87 in Navarre.

Jun 30, 2021

New Navarre coffee shop set to open soon

Navarre’s newest coffee shop, Perfect Blend Coffee Company, which will employ teenagers and adults with disabilities, is set to open in a couple short weeks.

Construction started about a year ago on the north end of Harvest Village Plaza. The grand opening is set for July 12 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Jun 29, 2021

Gulf Breeze food truck court progressing

Diverse food options are coming to the Midway area in the form of food trucks, thanks to local business owner Steven Aitken. Serving food ranging from Cajun and barbecue to coffee and desserts, GB Eatery Food Truck Plaza will be a one-stop shop, located at the intersection of Woodlawn Way and Highway 98.

Aitken said he hopes to open GB Eatery Food Truck Plaza in two to three months, near the end of summer.


Jun 18, 2021

Area businesses make sure local pets pampered as usual

The pandemic hit everyone hard including man’s best friend and their feline friends.

While veterinary offices stayed open, they changed the way they did business. Some other businesses in the pet industry closed temporarily.


Jun 17, 2021

Gulf Breeze business owners relieved that bridge reopened to four lanes of traffic

Gone are the signs indicating a merge to one lane that slowed traffic to a crawl at times going across the Pensacola Bay Bridge over the last three weeks.

Jun 17, 2021

New Firestone store open in Navarre

Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) opened its newest Firestone Complete Auto Care retail tire and automotive service location in Navarre.

Jun 16, 2021

One of Navarre’s new ERs approved for increased signage

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board approved a variance request to increase the allowable sign area of the newly constructed Ascension Sacred Heart Emergency Room in Navarre at a meeting on June 10.

Jun 3, 2021

Local homebuilder pays off student meal debts

Local businessman Blaine Flynn, CEO of Flynn Built, has a generous heart for his community. This week he wrote a check to the Santa Rosa County School District to pay off the debts from any unpaid student meals in Santa Rosa County.

Employee shortage
May 9, 2021

Businesses frustrated by employee shortage, state rep suggests solution

District 2 State Representative Alex Andrade sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis last week praising his leadership and begging him to intervene on behalf of local employers, many of which are struggling to maintain business as usual with a severe shortage of employees.

New food truck court for Gulf Breeze
May 4, 2021

New food truck court coming to Gulf Breeze area

Driving from west Navarre to Tiger Point, there are limited food options along the way and local business owner Steven Aitken plans to create a solution. He currently owns Aitken’s OnDemand, a landscaping and irrigation company on the south side of U.S. Highway 98 in Midway.