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Juana’s celebrating 30 years with an upgrade

Juana’s celebrating 30 years with an upgrade

Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill is celebrating 30 years of service along Navarre Beach this year, and with that anniversary came a hefty investment, said general manager Kevin Rudzki. The result is a major renovation of the iconic eatery.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Despite being a source of contention with locals, the only commercial property in Navarre Beach Marine Park may see construction of a new hotel, RV parking, restaurant and more according to county records. But to move forward, the plans will have to go before the Board of County Commissioners for a vote Oct. 25. Property […]

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Todd Carroll has been in the restaurant business for 30 years, opening more than 30 from the ground up across the Panhandle. He’s now the general manager of Windjammers on the Navarre Beach Pier and calls that “the best opportunity of his life.” Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Construction of a new restaurant next to Navarre Family Watersports along U.S. Highway 98 is inching closer. The development order has been issued and site plans approved by county staff for a new restaurant at 8673 Navarre Parkway. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Beach restaurant to open Friday

Beach restaurant to open Friday

Broussard’s Bayou Grill and Cajun Specialty Meats opened their doors Sunday night on Navarre Beach for an invite-only preview of the soon-to-be open eatery. Co-owner Carl Broussard said he was excited to finally have people eating at their tables. The restaurant site sat vacant for years before the company signed a sublease in July. “It […]

Cajun eatery readies for opening

Cajun eatery readies for opening

The wait is nearly over for a new restaurant at Navarre Beach’s long-vacant property. Broussard’s Bayou Grill and Cajun Specialty Meats will likely open its doors in mid-October, said owner Carl Broussard. He and his brother signed a lease for the spot in July. They currently operate a restaurant of the same name in downtown […]

Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar

Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar

Navarre will have another addition to the restaurant and bar scene in early summer 2018 with the opening of Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar (Grey). “We will have 30 craft beers on tap, bottled domestics and a large assortment of wine,” Huston Walters explained. Huston is the son of Ken and Marissa Walters, the […]

Smokin’ Oasis is Navarre Chamber’s Restaurant of the Month

Smokin’ Oasis is Navarre Chamber’s Restaurant of the Month

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Smokin’ Oasis is the Navarre Chamber Member Restaurant of the Month for August, according to a press release. Smokin’ Oasis is a food truck owned by Roy Dubose and Paula Beauchemin that serves lunch and dinner six days a week. Located at 8228 Gulf Boulevard, right […]

Springhill Sweet!

Springhill Sweet!

Springhill Suites on Navarre Beach will feature a lazy river pool, an indoor heated pool, outside jacuzzi, gift shop, food market and workout room. The restaurant, Beach House Bar and Grill will be open to the public and seat 130 patrons. The hotel is expected to open in early June. Featured in the May 11 […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber celebrates Copper Bull’s new bar area

Navarre Beach Area Chamber celebrates Copper Bull’s new bar area

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Copper Bull in celebration of their new bar area. Tony Allegro, his wife Krystal, son Anthony and daughter Adriana cut the ribbon to commemorate the event. Featured in the May 4 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

McDonalds closing doors for construction

McDonalds closing doors for construction

The McDonalds at 8644 Navarre Parkway will be closing its doors and drive-thru for nine days starting Sunday, Feb. 12, as construction continues on expansions and improvements throughout the store. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Beach pier partners to face off in court

Beach pier partners to face off in court

Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox have long presented a public image as shoulder-to-shoulder allies in managing the Navarre Beach Pier through everything from financial woes to cleaning up vandalized restrooms. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.    

Beachfront Springhill Suites nears completion

Beachfront Springhill Suites nears completion

Finishing touches are underway at the Springhill Suites by Marriott on Navarre Beach as construction winds to a close. Ben Harris is the project manager with Alabama-based general contractor Stewart Contracting Company, Inc. Harris said though it still does not look like much from the outside, the next two weeks will bring quite the transformation. […]

J.J. Chago’s expands to two new locations

J.J. Chago’s expands to two new locations

Local restaurant J.J. Chago’s is expanding, opening two new locations in Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther. J.J.’s Daily Grind opened Nov. 19 near the front entrance of the mall. It features bakery items from the Navarre location’s menu as well as a variety of coffees including a cold brew. The soon to be opened […]

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

When it opens in the spring of 2017, SpringHill Suites will feature resort-style amenities including the indoor and outdoor pools, full-service restaurant, bar and lounge and numerous beach side activities. The hotel will have a 4,000-square foot meeting space with sweeping views of the Gulf designed to accommodate social gatherings, receptions, business meetings and weddings. […]

Burger King three-alarm blaze

Burger King three-alarm blaze

A three-alarm fire at Burger King in Navarre Sunday morning caused significant structural damage and firefighters had to cut through the brick in the building to fight the fire. Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton said that along with his district, Navarre Beach, Midway, Florosa, Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Avalon and Bagdad all responded to the […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

Completion of the $30 million SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach has been delayed until sometime in the first quarter, perhaps as late as March, because of occasional rain and high winds that have slowed construction. Read the full article in the April 7 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

Chick fil a brings on Superfood Salad, eliminates coleslaw

Chick fil a brings on Superfood Salad, eliminates coleslaw

In an industry dominated by french fries as side items, Chick-fil-A® is the first fast food restaurants in the industry to add “superfoods” like kale and Broccolini®, to its menu. The phenomena began on Jan 18, the same day they eliminated coleslaw from the menu. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of […]

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

In June the busy Gulf Breeze intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Northcliffe Drive will become a crossroads for customers of the third restaurant to open nearby since August and the fourth since 2012. That will have Gulf Breeze police and others on the lookout for gridlock. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 […]

Wings & Rings restaurant not a done deal

Wings & Rings restaurant not a done deal

Navarre wing lovers went on an emotional rollercoaster last week when District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson’s announced Aug. 19 that a $2.5 million Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurant was coming to Navarre. The announcement on his Facebook page included a “thank you” to Santa Rosa County and the Holley-Navarre Water System for their part in […]

New year brings changes to pier restaurant

New year brings changes to pier restaurant

Stephanie Maddox, general manager of Coastal Concessions, is excited about a new menu being offered at Lagerhead’s, the restaurant and bar at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  Maddox is also proud of the establishment’s new head chef, Mike Crawford. An experienced chef and former kitchen manager at Hog’s Breath Saloon and Harbor Docks in Destin, Crawford has […]