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Businesses stepping up to help employees during COVID-19

Businesses stepping up to help employees during COVID-19

With the announcement coming down Friday, March 20, that all restaurants close their dining rooms at midnight and go entirely to carry out and delivery orders only, local restaurants have had to change strategy perhaps like they never have before. Ye Olde Brothers Brewery manager Christy Skerrett was ready for the news that hit and […]

Celebrate crawfish season Cajun style at Where Y’at Seafood

Celebrate crawfish season Cajun style at Where Y’at Seafood

It’s March and that means crawfish season is in full swing at Where Y’at Seafood Market. The season normally runs from February to June, but Where Y’at has been serving their crawfish hot and ready, imported straight from Louisiana since January.“Its crawfish season now. We’re moving like 10,000 pounds of crawfish a week,” owner Paul Ruiz said.Where Y’at Seafood […]

Military travel freeze could chill real estate

Military travel freeze could chill real estate

The Department of Defense has paused all military travel through May 11, including putting on hold many family’s orders to relocate. For a real estate market driven largely by military relocations, Navarre realtors are seeing slowdowns. Jodi Van Wagner specializes in military relocation for Keller Williams. She said the impacts of the freeze at this […]

Businesses hiring laid off workers

Businesses hiring laid off workers

As restaurants, bars and hotels thin down staffing or close all together amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, some companies are ramping up hiring for these workers. Grocery stores like Publix, Walmart and Winn Dixie have seen increased traffic during the pandemic as shoppers seek essentials like toilet paper and meat. These companies have announced increased […]

Make sure your home is ready for Florida heat with One Hour Air

Make sure your home is ready for Florida heat with One Hour Air

Spring has arrived and that means things are heating up in the Sunshine State. Northwest Florida is blessed with outstanding weather and with that comes high temperatures, salt air, and high humidity that affects the performance of your air conditioning system and therefore, your comfort. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating is here to help […]

A guide to Business Disaster Assistance

A guide to Business Disaster Assistance

Current as of press time – March 24, 2020 There are several resources available right now to Florida businesses to get them through the next few months and assist cash flow. The options available are loans which must be paid back. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business […]

County proposes COVID-19 recovery grants for small business

County proposes COVID-19 recovery grants for small business

As businesses across Santa Rosa County are forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the county is looking to hand out $100,000 in grants for small businesses.  The COVID-19 economic hardship grant program will be voted on by county commissioners during their March 26 meeting.  If approved, the program would offer $2,500 […]

Local banks close lobbies to customers

Local banks close lobbies to customers

All Navarre area banks have or are planning to close lobbies to customers in an effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Kelly Kennedy is assistant manager at the Navarre Regions Bank. She said overall the change has been manageable.  “It’s actually been quite well received. People have been very receptive and understanding,” […]

County creates online small business resource for COVID-19

County creates online small business resource for COVID-19

As many restaurants and businesses adjust operations due to COVID-19 response and social distancing, the Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office (SRCEDO) has rolled out an online resource to help small business. The SRCEDO unveiled SantaRosaReady.com, a site that will provide businesses of all sizes access to information and resources to help minimize and offset […]

County tourism grapples with COVID-19

County tourism grapples with COVID-19

This information was current as of March 17. The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid, ever changing situation. For the latest updates, please visit the NavarrePress.com homepage.  Thursday morning Tourist Development Director Julie White told the Board of County Commissioners the risk to Santa Rosa County tourism from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 would be less than […]

Enjoy a sunset dinner at Hemingways

Enjoy a sunset dinner at Hemingways

Hemingway’s Island Grill, a beautiful beachfront restaurant located on Quietwater Beach Road on Pensacola Beach, has the beach charm and style both locals and visitors are looking for when they need a break from the fast pace of life. While the restaurant has been newly remodeled with a fresh beach-friendly look, all the favorites on […]

Competing tourism projects must make the grade

Competing tourism projects must make the grade

Bed tax revenues are on the rise again in Santa Rosa County, but the citizen board tasked with oversight of spending those tourism dollars is keeping the purse strings tight. Read the full article in the Mar. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options.Click here to sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

Bistro 98 now serving weekday specials

Bistro 98 now serving weekday specials

Located midway between Navarre and Gulf Breeze, Bistro 98 is the perfect place to enjoy a home-cooked meal for both breakfast and lunch. Bistro 98 now has a special for every day of the work week. Come by and enjoy the Hamburger Steak Special on Mondays and Thursdays. The delicious eight-ounce steak plate is served […]

Southern Specialty introduces new spring line of clothing

Southern Specialty introduces new spring line of clothing

As spring approaches and the Florida temperatures heat up, so do the trends at Southern Specialty.Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, Southern Specialty owners and sisters-in-law, Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton, are always keeping their store stocked with the most stylish clothing and cutest gift ideas for that special someone in your […]

Navarre’s first ER set to open in late 2020

Navarre’s first ER set to open in late 2020

In nine short months, Navarre’s first free-standing emergency room is set to accept its first patients. Representatives of HCA Healthcare’s Fort Walton Beach Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the Navarre ER to be located just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and the Navarre Beach bridge. Read the full article […]

Approvals given for The Boulevard

Approvals given for The Boulevard

The Boulevard, a massive retail and dining project planned for Navarre, has inched closer to reality after gaining support from the county zoning board for two variances Feb. 13. But the process revealed problems at the county level. Initially made public in February 2018, conceptual site plans for The Boulevard included a movie theater, retail shops […]

Windjammers gearing up for a fun summer

Windjammers gearing up for a fun summer

With the sun coming back out and the Gulf of Mexico warming up, Windjammers on the Pier has big plans for the warmer months ahead of us. Mardi Gras was a huge success, and now Windjammers is preparing for a hot summer full of fun.This beach-front restaurant is “really focusing on being a facility that […]

H&R Block guides you through tax season

H&R Block guides you through tax season

Tax credits for solar panel installation are very popular in the sunny Florida Panhandle. The Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit offsets the expense of a solar improvement to residential property and may be claimed using IRS form 5695. It is important to understand how this valuable credit functions before committing to the hefty price […]

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery to host 2020 Craft Beer Fest

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery to host 2020 Craft Beer Fest

Calling craft beer lovers of all kinds! On Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ye Olde Brothers Brewery will be hosting the 2020 Craft Beer Fest. Come sample beer from local and home breweries of the Emerald Coast area. The 30-dollar ticket covers entry to the event, all you can drink beer […]

British Pedlar introduces chocolate Easter egg collection

British Pedlar introduces chocolate Easter egg collection

Chocolate Easter eggs are a big deal in England. According to Statista.com, over 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK every year, and the average child will consume eight of them. Every Easter, children look forward to Easter morning where they eagerly hunt for eggs and then dig into their chocolate findings. Luckily, […]

Island Style expanding footprint, doubling staff

Island Style expanding footprint, doubling staff

It’s been a good five years for Island Style, an independent small business in Navarre offering souvenirs and beachy-themed items. So good, in fact, that the business has announced a massive expansion of the store. Co-owners Jeff Elbert and Mario Roberts publicly announced the expansion, and subsequent hiring of new employees, last week. Read the […]

One Hour Air helps local homes through the rest of winter

One Hour Air helps local homes through the rest of winter

In the Northwest Florida area, it’s vital to have a functioning heating and cooling system in a home. Constant unexpected temperature fluctuations make these systems essential in any home along the Emerald Coast. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers all the furnace and air conditioning services you need for comfort and efficiency in every […]

Love is in the air at Vine Wine Bar

Love is in the air at Vine Wine Bar

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better way to spend your romantic evening than at a relaxing and intimate dinner environment like Vine Wine Bar?This is exactly where owners David Hoar and Melissa Whitfield’s love story began back in 2013.They had their second date and first kiss at Vine Wine and Bar Shop when they […]

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