I know that a lot of people, myself included, were pretty shocked when we first heard that Bay Point was going to be one of the venues for this year’s Thunder Beach spring rally. The two just didn’t seem go together, and there were many understandable concerns from Bay Point and Panama City Beach residents about the potential noise and disruptions from the large number of motorcycles. Continue reading “Thunder Beach Venue at Bay Point Off to a Good Start”
Earlier this week we may have lost a Panama City Beach icon, The Treasure Ship Restaurant. Wednesday afternoon much of the exterior and an unknown portion of the interior was destroyed by fire leaving 100 plus employees unemployed literally in one afternoon. With the quick onset of the tourism season, this leaves many families wondering what they’ll do to make it by this summer.
Click the read more link for how you can help and pictures of the burned Treasure Ship Restaurant.
This afternoon around 3 pm, the iconic Treasure Ship Restaurant set fire from a presumed electrical issue consuming almost the entire building. From the outside, much of the facade was badly damaged as smoke filled the air over Grand Lagoon, off of Thomas Drive.
Last summer our white sand beaches were blessed with a new pier. The Russell Fields Pier was returned to us after a few years of damaged use. The pier was open just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations, but it wasn’t done. There was still something missing.
The arrival experience was still broken. We had a beautiful pier, but in order to get to it, we had to walk around a chain link fence and crushed rock paths. Well folks, that was all temporary AND necessary for us to enjoy the finished product that will open at the beginning of summer this year.
It started out in 2008 as just the original carousel from the bygone Miracle Strip Amusement Park being brought to Pier Park as a piece of nostalgia. Fast forward two years and with several more rides now being restored to their former glory and proudly sitting in their new home, the spirit and joy of Miracle Strip can once again be experienced in Panama City Beach. Continue reading “An Update on the Newly Opened Miracle Strip at Pier Park”
Organic food lovers and health nuts rejoice! In addition to all our great new restaurants, Panama City Beach at last has a place where you can find truly wholesome, natural foods, a wide variety of locally grown, organic produce, and even a plant nursery. Continue reading “From Garden to Grub – The Zen Garden Market and Lotus Café”
This is straight from the Southwest Blog!
“IT’S HERE! We kept it under wraps as long as we could, but today I’m so excited to announce the unveiling of Florida One–a Boeing 737 emblazoned with an artist’s rendering of the state flag. Florida One has been secreted away in a private hanger somewhere in the state of Louisiana this week, so I can speak for a lot of people when I say we are so ready to finally show it off! Southwest kicked off the event with a press conference in a Tampa International Airport hangar with our CEO Gary Kelly, National Wildlife Refuge Association’s President Evan Herche, and Southwest’s Florida-based Employees. Continue reading “Southwest Unveils New "Florida One" Plane”
This years business expo, held at The Boardwalk Beach Resort, was filled with circus clowns, mimes and lots of kids and business owners having a great time. Everyone was dressed to the nines, even our very own Chamber of Commerce president Beth Oltman (see photo) was dressed in the spirit of the evening. Aisles of businesses owners gave out all sorts of free stuff—shout out to Felecia at Simon for the free movie ticket for my near-perfect bean-bag toss–and PCBDaily will shot 30 seconds of fame spots that we will be airing later this week. It was a great time. Check the juggling videos, specifically the first one; the impromptu robot about 25 seconds in. Good times.
It was a difficult task to try and top last year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival as the event took Panama City Beach by storm, filling hotel rooms and branding our great city with a favorable image. There was a lot of hype coming into 2010 and this years event not only lived up to the hype but could have very well been a better overall event than 2009. If you missed the show, you missed a something special. Continue reading “Seabreeze Jazz Festival: Changing PCB's Image?”
If you love movie and love being outside but can’t seem to be able to do both at the same time, then April 30th is going one exciting night.
Bluefish Outdoor Movies & City of Panama City Beach presents the first movie in summer-long film series: FINDING NEMO!
Friday, April 30th at dusk. Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater (the amphitheater next to Pier Park)
Make sure to bring blankets, chairs and money for popcorn and drinks.