New Dollar General on Thomas Drive

Some of you might have noticed the excavating and construction going on at Thomas Drive and Luff Street. We took it upon ourselves to find out for you.

It is going to be a new Dollar General! It is being developed by Concept Construction and Development, and is the newest Dollar General in Panama City Beach. Concept Construction and Development has also built the Dollar General on 15th Street, 22nd Street and the one in Lynn Haven on Highway 390.

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TDC – Interactive Selection Committee Meeting

On Friday, October 10th at 10:30 am the Interactive Selection Committee will meet to discuss the Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) received for the new TDC web site.  The Interactive Selection Committee consists of Marty McDaniel and Buddy Wilkes.

During the meeting Susan Estler, VP of marketing for the CVB will present staff recommendations and review the qualifications of the other agencies that want to become involved with our future interactive marketing opportunities.

This should be a pretty cool meeting, I plan to be there.

AGENDA

INTERACTIVE SELECTION COMMITTEE
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Friday, October 10, 2008              10:30 a.m.            Board Room, Visitor
Information Center

I.    CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II.    ROLL CALL

III.    REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE COMMITTEE ON AGENDA ITEMS (3 Minutes)

IV.    PRESENTATION OF STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS, Ms. Susan Estler, VP of Marketing

V.    REVIEW AND CONSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Mr. Marty McDaniel, Chairman

VI.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

VII.    ADJOURNMENT

Please Note:  If anyone would like to review the RFQ’s in advance of the Committee meeting, copies are available for review at the CVB Offices.

Click here to download the agenda.

Olive Garden at Pier Park Prepares to Open

The outside is near complete, the parking lot is prepped for paving and the interior is being put together right now – Olive Garden in Pier Park on Panama City Beach is about to open.

The new Olive Garden is scheduled to begin hiring on August 13th with the goal to open on the 1st of September.

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New Hooters on Panama City Beach

Wow, that was quick. It was just a couple of weeks ago they were putting the roof on this place. They couldn’t have been building this place for more than three months and it is opened.

Across the street from the navy base, Coastal Palms is the newest commercial development starting to come to life on the beach.

Burger King and Bruster’s Ice Cream opened a few months ago with La Quinta having been opened for over a year.

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