Will the New Walmart be a Super Walmart? [Construction Update]

The new Walmart next to Pier Park in Panama City Beach is taking serious shape. Having been under construction for mere months, you can absolutely see the beginning signs of just what type of Walmart this is going to be.

I’m not one to ignite or fuel rumor-mill, but its been going around that this will indeed be a Super Walmart. I’ve found nothing official to note this but as the building shell is complete, it sure looks that it will indeed be a Super Walmart.

Is this a Super Walmart?

In South Walton, there is a Walmart neighborhood store. Think Walmart, only on a miniature scale. They have a lot of the things normal Walmarts have, but not as much, and there is grocery.

Original speculation discussed the new Walmart as being a neighborhood store as pundits insisted Walmart couldn’t justify two equally competitive stores in the same tax area. Plus the submitted plans specify that the new store is indeed smaller than the original Panama City Beach Walmart.

However, in the last couple weeks the store structure has taken enough shape to offer more clear speculation on what we can expect at this new Walmart.

Mayor Gayle Oberst has been known to say, “Panama City Beach, the only town with a population of 12,000 that has two super Walmarts.”

The photo evidence.

This first photo, taken from the front, closest to Pier Park clearly shows two entrances.  The smaller, neighborhood stores only offer one entrance.

The second photo is taken from the front on the side furthest from Pier Park. From this view you can clearly see the large bay openings found in their lube centers for servicing vehicles.

Here are a variety of other shots to give you an idea of the progress. I’d say barring any weather issues, they’re still on schedule.

This shot is a closer look at the lube bay where they can service cars.  It’s hard to tell at this point, but it looks as though the automobiles would come in from the left, entering on the wall that is facing to the left of the image.

This is a shot from the inside taken towards the south west.  I didn’t get permission for this and sort of snuck up there – hope I don’t get in trouble!  You can’t really see anything here short of the vastness of the inside of this new Walmart in Panama City Beach.

This is taken facing the southwest and shows the easterly-most entrance.

This is another view of the lube bay area, across the stormwater retention pond.

This shot was taken from the southwest (facing northeast) side of the building.  There is a large solid concreate area, I assume would be for staging semi delivery trucks.  I believe there are four bays for tractor trailers.

Operation Tango Heats up the Dance Floor

 

 

Operation Spay Bay needs your help. And all you have to do is break out your dance shoes and make room for some Spanish Paella.

Paella? Don’t know what it is? Who Cares? All you need to know is it is delicious and it is being served Friday November 16th alongside a fun night of Spanish Culture, music and dancing!

Have two left feet?  No worries, the professionals at Fred Astaire Dance Studios will be leading small group sessions for beginners to try some of the most popular Latin dances from the Tango to the Rumba.  No experience or partner is needed just a willingness to learn and have fun.  There will also be general dancing if you want to bypass the lesson and just enjoy the music.

Operation Tango is the perfect cure for the routine “dinner and a movie” date night  and is a great excuse to do something you wouldn’t normally do…and no worries there are no judges with score cards!  Participants can enjoy all the event has to offer for just $35 per person or $65 per couple.

Participants will enjoy authentic homemade Spanish cuisine as well as Sangria courtesy of The Wine Dog.  Tickets to this event can be purchased from The Wine Dog at 103 West 23rd Street or at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Panama City.  You may also purchase tickets from Beachy Beach Real Estate on the West End of Panama City Beach.

Save the Date for  Operation Tango on Friday, November 16th, 7 to 9:30 pm at Fred Astaire Dance Studios at 2401 Ruth Hentz Ave off of 23rd Street in Panama City.

 

For more information visit: www.operationspaybay.org or call 850 -784- 2826.

 

Emerald Coast Cruizin Event Schedule and Giveaway

This year’s Emerald Coast Cruizin event is moving, but you can still expect the same huge turnout of awesome hot rods, rat rods and classics.  In years past they’ve had thousands of chromed out, polished show-stoppers and this year their new gulf-front venue will make it all the more fun.

Driving around the beach you can already see a sampling of some of the fun cars that will be here this weekend, and vendors will start rolling in today.  Below is a full schedule of events for this weekend.

Also, for into on the giveaway, scroll down below the schedule. 🙂

Event Schedule

Tuesday, November 6

Registration opens 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Cruiz Central, Across from Sharky’s 15238 Front Beach Rd

12pm Cruise Central Live Music by Gene Mitchell.

8am to 5pm Vendor set up Event site.

Wednesday, November 7

Registration opens from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Cruiz Central Sharky’s

12pm Live music by Southbound.. Free to all registered participants

8am til 5pm vendor set up event site

Thursday, November 8

8am til 4pm Registration Opens Cruise Central 15238 Front Beach Rd.

8am til 5pm Festival Site opens New Location all car participants & vendors use rear gate located at ( 1535 Hutchison BLVD ) . Spectators use 12000 Front Beach Rd Old Miracle Strip Lot Next to

Shipwreck Water Park corner of Alf Coleman Rd & Front Beach Rd.

6:30pm Redneck LU AU Hammerhead Fred’s Live Music!

6:30pm Wicked Wheel Cruize Live music by ” Phsyco Devilles ” Wicked Wheel – 10025 Hutchison Blvd.

Friday, November 9

8am til 4pm Registration opens at Cruise Central aross street of Sharkys Beach Club 15238 Front Beach Rd.

8am Festval site opens New Location vendors and car participants use 1535 Hutchison Rd gate. Spectators use 12000 Front Beach Road gate.

8am Cruise Central music Event Tees, lots more.

6:30 Cruise Parade to Beach Bash Sharky’s beach club Live concert by “SouthBound”.

Saturday, November 10

8am til 12pm Registration open Cruise Central Across street of Sharkys Beach Club

8am Show and Shine Beachside New Location Vendors & Car participants use 1535 Hutchison Rd gate. Spectators us 12000 Front Beach Rd gate

8am Cruise Central opens Music, Event Tees, Food, much more across Street of Sharkys Beach Club.

4pm awards $10,000 cash give away at Main Festival site Miracle Strip Lot / Grand Panama

6:30pm Flame Throwing Contest Wicked Wheel

Several Cruise Ins with Live Bands Sharkys, Hammerhead Freds, Sandpiper Beacon,Pineapple Willy’s and More. Event Schedule/Maps will be avaliable at Cruiz Central.

Book with us and get TWO free tickets

If you just want to parlay the giveaway, and you still need a place to stay this weekend, you can book a condo with us (3 nights or more) and we’ll give you 2 free tickets to the event (while supplies last).

You can see what we have available at PCBLP.com

Emerald Coast Cruizin Ticket Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?  Up for grabs are 4 three-day tickets to the event this weekend, worth $20 each! That’s $80 worth of freebies!

How to enter

In the past, we’ve offered multiple ways to enter, but it’s so much more fun just to leave it right here on this post.  So, COMMENT TO WIN!.

In order to be considered an entrant, all you have to do is post a comment on this post (below) and we’ll randomly pick one super-lucky person to enjoy the passes.

The winner will need to come pick up the passes at our office.

Rules and other details.

  • Each entrant can enter once and only once (we can verify this by ip AND cookies) and must use a valid first name and email address if they enter in comments below.
  • Contest begins when this post is published and ends on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12 noon CST.
  • We will be doing the drawing regardless of how many people enter.
  • A winner will be chosen at random.  There will be 1 winner total.
  • By entering you are opting in to receive future newsletters and emails from PCBDaily and you are opening yourself up to the greatest resource for news and information Panama City Beach has to offer.
  • If you are selected and you do not respond to our email notifying you of winning 48 hours of the contest ending, then we reserve the right to either keep the prize for another giveaway in the future or award the prize to another entrant.
  • This giveaway is open to anyone in the continental United States.
  • We will not ship or mail the tickets, they must be picked up at our office listed below.
  • Our office address is 12118 Panama City Beach Parkway, Suite 10, Panama City Beach, FL  32407
  • Read full rules here.

Emerald Coast Cruizin is Movin’

For the last few years, the popular winter hotrod event, Emerald Coast Cruizin has been held at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach.  After years of traversing the grassy fields, the event promoters have decided to move the event to a more central location and a venue that may make it easier for the low riders to move about.  🙂

This year the Emerald Coast Cruizin event will be held gulf front at the old Miracle Strip property and Grand Panama Beach Resort.

Emerald Coast Cruizin will also have more than 125 top name automotive vendors, a giant swap meet, car corral, special shows and live bands.  Attendees bringing their own hot rods to the show can enter to win a $10,000 giveaway.

The eighth annual Emerald Coast Cruizin will be on November 8 through Saturday November 10.

Prices for spectators are $10 per day for adults; kids 12 and under are free.  A three day pass is $20 per person.  For additional information and complete schedule, call (662) 587-9572 or visit www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com

And if you need a place to stay, check out our Panama City Beach vacation rentals.

Local Artists Giving their Hearts and Arts this Saturday

 

 

An intimate group of artists from all types of mediums are joining together this weekend for “Celebrate the Arts”, an event that will raise awareness and funds for Beach Care Services and local resident, Aaron Nichols, who is in need of medical equipment.

The artists will gather in front of Beachy Beach Real Estate (22600 Panama City Beach Parkway), Cerulean Interiors and Emerald Coast Family Medicine, a small plaza about a half mile east of Carillon Beach this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The artists will be selling their wares, all locally designed and made and donating a portion of their proceeds back to Beach Care Services.  They will also be providing a piece of their work to be raffled off to help the cause of Aaron Nichols, who after a traumatic car accident in 2007 is still undergoing intense but hopeful rehabilitation.  The pieces they are donating are one of a kind pieces of work, some several hundred dollars in retail value, all yours possibly for the price of a few dollars for a raffle ticket.

Some of the artists that could not participate in this now annual event will still donate to the cause and we will tell you more about them later, but until then…...here is the official artist line up for CTA, this Saturday Nov. 3rd.

 

Original Stained Glass Jewelry – Eve Allgood provides beautiful stained glass jewelry that just “makes you happy” as one customer says. From necklaces to earrings, Eve’s take on somewhat simple design concepts like hearts and crosses, are anything but simple.  Her handcrafted work is highly sought after, especially her famous “Roll Tide” elephant earrings.  Email her: Eveatlarge@gmail.com

Mixed Media and Acrylic Paintings – Sharon Kator, a local favorite, many of her pieces, including those featured on WMBB, Channel 13 last week can be purchased at Cerulean Interiors.  She will be donating her original painting “Summer Beach” for the raffle, which can also be viewed inside Cerulean Interiors on PCB Parkway next to Beachy Beach Real Estate. Look for the unveiling of her website: www.glasseyedseahorse.com or email her at: swkator@bellsouth.net

Sea Inspired Custom Made Jewelry – Constance Snellgrove, Aka Sassy Jewels whose love for not only sea life but life in general, is infectious.  Once you meet her you will never forget her!  Many are familiar with her work in The Blue Giraffe in Watercolor, which is celebrating its’ Two year anniversary this week! Connie utilizes only the best of semi-precious stones, pearls from around the world, crystals and antique glass and sterling silver for her creations. Email her: sassyjewels1@yahoo.com

Reclaimed and Custom Designed Furniture– Linda Shannon of Cottage Collages.   Reclaimed designs are all the rage right now, but this woman has been doing it for over two decades.  She is a master at turning Trash into Treasure.  You have seen her work in magazines, local markets, and area stores from Peaches to Beaches, Retail Therapy and more.  Visit her Facebook page or email her: lindacottagecollages@gmail.com

Whimsical Ceramics– Dianne Register brings us “Fish Pots“.  Fun, colorful, care free, the cute little ceramic fishes by this woman look like they are ready to start a conversation with you.  She hopes you will see her “love for the Gulf Coast in the colors” she chooses. Email her at: fishpotstn@gmail.com or see some of her pictures on our Celebrate the Arts Facebook page.

Jessie Shepherd Photography – Original and Inventive perspective from a local photographer who can shoot anything from a tiger to a toddler in a tiara.  If you want something other than the cliche posed portrait, this is your girl.  Jessica also works at the North West Florida Art Center. Email her: jessieshep@gmail.com

Original and Vintage Jewelry – Fun beaded bracelets donned with vintage gypsy coins she hand picked, Carrie Vitullo also knows the art of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. And you can’t wear just one, many of her bracelets are designed to be mixed and matched.  She also offer the leather and pearl jewelry that is so popular right now. Email her: Carrievitullo@yahoo.com

Beachy signs and Home DecorGallery30A – Local artist Abby Nefe infuses her carefree spirit with her work. She is also new to CTA this year. Email her: gallery30a@gmail.com

Acrylic Paintings and Signs – Susanne Leloup-West provides a fresh, folksy take on sea and animal life of the Emerald Coast with her birds and fish not just showing up on canvas but on fun surfaces like old cabinet drawers.  The best part….the price tag. Suzanne, who showcases some of her work in Retail Therapy off of Hwy 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, offers something for every pocketbook.  Find out more about her: leloupwest@yahoo.com

“Wall Jewelry” as she calls it…PJ Lewis offers colorful and decorative tile pieces and paintings unlike any you have see in our area.  This is PJ’s first year supporting Celebrate the Artists, but she is very involved in our local artist community, also a director at the City Arts CoOP.  Email her: thatmakeuplady@gmail.com

 

Please come out and support this compassionate group of artists as they use their gifts not only to CELEBRATE the ARTS but to CELEBRATE LIFE as they raise funds for two great causes, Beach Care Services and Aaron Nichols.

Celebrate the Arts will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm on the West end of Panama City Beach at 22600 PCB Parkway.

Visit the CTA Facebook page for updates and pictures of some of the artwork as well as info on how you can get involved.

http://www.facebook.com/celebratetheartspcb

You can also order the first ever CTA EVENT Tshirt with proceeds going directly to Aaron Nichols to help him purchase the equipment he needs by visiting: http://www.beachybeach.com/celebratetheartspcb

 

See you Saturday!

 

Event to Benefit Beach Care Services and Aaron Nichols