alcohol sales

Sunday morning beer sales approved in Gulf Breeze

Sunday morning beer sales approved in Gulf Breeze

Would-be Sunday morning buyers of beer to-go will no longer have to wait for the clock to strike noon in the City of Gulf Breeze, starting Oct. 9. The ordinance allowing the sales starting at 6 a.m. was approved by city council members Monday night after being discussed for several weeks and undergoing multiple versions. […]

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

James Campbell is used to turning away would-be beer buyers on Sunday mornings at the Exxon station he manages in the City of Gulf Breeze. But soon he won’t have to. “People come in on their way to the beach and want to fill their coolers. But I have to say no until noon,” Campbell […]

Sales tax backers labor to woo voters

Sales tax backers labor to woo voters

Tinkering with the nuts and bolts of their sales tax appeal to voters scheduled for the Aug. 30 ballot, county commissioners are trying to make it fly as they keep getting flak from the idea’s critics. Only 10 days before the deadline to submit the proposal to the county elections office, commissioners finally decided on […]

Commissioners approve public hearing for alcohol sales

Commissioners approve public hearing for alcohol sales

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners approved a motion to host a public hearing regarding the county’s alcohol ordinance. The 1991 ordinance allows Navarre Beach restaurants to sell alcohol from 7 to 2:30 a.m. seven days a week, while establishments on the mainland are restricted to the hours of 7 a.m. to midnight […]

Restaurants want to increase hours for alcohol sales

Restaurants want to increase hours for alcohol sales

  A 1991 ordinance allows beach establishments to sell alcohol until 2:30 a.m. while businesses in the rest of the county are required to stop selling alcohol at midnight. The Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) released a statement to its members last week stating that NABOR “unanimously supports the creation of a fair and […]