Stephanie Maddox

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Before the partners in Coastal Concessions LLC began a legal war with each other in February, their lease from the county to run the Navarre Beach Pier seemed like a license to mint money. But the dueling lawsuits between Stephanie Maddox and Scott Rayner have now been settled and the roughly $2 million-a-year business that […]

A bridge too close

A bridge too close

Business at the Thai 54 Cuisine restaurant in Gulf Breeze has plummeted by 40 percent since early June, when construction began on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge less than 100 yards from the eatery’s parking lot. “They blow dust here all the time,” said Narueman Nonnapha, owner of the restaurant, which opened in 2012. For […]

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Although the feuding business partners who manage the Navarre Beach pier are being allowed to stay on after a contract violation, they still face possible sanctions in Santa Rosa Circuit Court. Judge John Simon told Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox last week that they must soon end their four-month legal battle through supervised mediation. Read […]

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Threatened with possible eviction from their Navarre Beach Pier business, the embattled principals who run it bought more time this week with a three-year-late payment of $3,250 on their revenue-sharing pact with the county. County Attorney Roy Andrews backed off his recent ultimatum to Coastal Concessions LLC over the company’s unauthorized subcontract with an outside […]

Pier partners seek county’s good graces

Pier partners seek county’s good graces

While infighting continues among the partners who manage the Navarre Beach Pier, they met the deadline for the monthly payment on their lease with Santa Rosa County due April 17. After missing their March 15 deadline, prompting a slap on the wrist from County Attorney Roy Andrews, embattled Coastal Concessions LLC delivered two checks totaling […]

Pier partners jockey for position

Pier partners jockey for position

As county commissioners prepare to advertise for a replacement of the embattled company that manages Navarre Beach Pier, the partners of Coastal Concessions, LLC continue their infighting over who should be in charge until their current contract ends Dec. 31. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

County orders pier partners to pay up

County orders pier partners to pay up

Accusations and ultimatums are flying fast and furious among the partners who manage the Navarre Beach Pier, and Santa Rosa County Attorney Roy Andrews has stepped in with a deadline ordering them to straighten out at least some of it by April 30. Read the full article in the April 6 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Pier partners owe county

Pier partners owe county

The already shaky partnership that manages the Navarre Beach Pier is crumbling amid unpaid state sales taxes leading to issuance of a tax warrant and failure to make the lease payment due to Santa Rosa County earlier this month. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Commissioners at odds on need for pier master plan

Commissioners at odds on need for pier master plan

County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson has a vision of what the Navarre Beach pier should look like in coming years. He said he would like to see coffee and ice cream shops, retail opportunities, rental activities and an expanded stand-alone restaurant. “I believe we could be tripling that revenue,” he said. The Board of County […]

No holds barred in pier dispute

No holds barred in pier dispute

The legal dispute among partners who manage the Navarre Beach Pier has them hurling allegations at each other over nearly everything but the kitchen sink –and who’s in charge of that is even in doubt. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

Financial oversight of pier in question

Financial oversight of pier in question

The estranged partners who manage Navarre Beach Pier agree on little these days, except that the other has stolen money from Coastal Concessions LLC’s Lagerheads restaurant. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Pier operator’s other businesses gone

Pier operator’s other businesses gone

From a tennis clientele in Pensacola to off-road vehicle enthusiasts riding a remote trail near Milton, Coastal Concessions seems to have a diverse customer base and be an extensive enterprise as depicted on its website. But the reality is much different: a shrinking company that has lost or walked away from contracts at the federal, […]

Pier partners are worlds apart

Pier partners are worlds apart

The lawsuit filed last week by Scott Rayner against Stephanie Maddox, his partner in the company that manages the Navarre Beach Pier, has prompted Maddox to form a separate business and has asked for a review of their split by county officials. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

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.    

Plunges net thousands for local charities

Plunges net thousands for local charities

Historically, new year’s day plunges take place in frigid waters and cold temperatures making it a challenge to complete. But when you live in Florida, it isn’t such a challenge, especially this winter. With temperatures in the 70s, weather conditions were favorable as hundreds of locals and visitors plunged into Navarre Beach’s waters new year’s […]

Pier managers tighten receipt practices

Pier managers tighten receipt practices

Visitors to Navarre Beach Pier are being pressed to accept receipts this week in the wake of a request from county commissioners for better tracking of attendance. “We’re trying to get everyone to take a receipt even if they say they don’t want one,” said Stephanie Maddox, co-owner of Coastal Concessions. Commissioners requested the more […]

Commission approves pier contract extension

Commission approves pier contract extension

The occasionally wobbly agreement to run the Navarre Beach Pier that Coastal Concessions has with Santa Rosa County has been extended by commissioners through 2017. In a unanimous vote, the panel renewed its relationship with locally-owned Coastal, which has endured criticism at times for falling behind on lease payments. The only condition of the contract […]

Pier operators to pay county day-by-day

Pier operators to pay county day-by-day

The operators of the Navarre Beach Pier will pay Santa Rosa County its share of admission revenues on a daily basis through direct deposit to a credit card account, according to a new agreement. Read the full article in the Mar. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 […]

Pier pressure relief

Pier pressure relief

Pier managers, Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox addressed the county commissioners Monday. Management company, Coastal Concessions, (Coastal) is current on the admission fees owed Santa Rosa County and is seeking equitable relief on portions of their pier maintenance contract with Santa Rosa County. County Commissioner Rob Williamson met with Coastal prior to the Monday meeting […]

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

The falling temperatures and a forecast of rain showers did not deter the hundreds of participants in the plunges held on Navarre Beach on New Year’s Day. Just the day before, the temperatures were in the 70’s and a plunge sounded pretty refreshing. But just one day later, the skies were overcast and the temperatures […]