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ozens of locally-owned businesses are opening and thriving outside the realm of corporate funding. Restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, bakeries and more. Pensacola is not a city that survives solely on trips to Wal-Mart and Dunkin Donuts; it is a city that is welcoming and

supportive of local business, whether it’s a place that’s been around for years, or something that’s just opened up.


When people say, “Pensacola”, these are the places that come to mind. They’ve been around awhile and have made a name for themselves with locals and visitors alike.

City Grocery

2050 N. 12th Ave. 469-8100 City Grocery is a favorite stop for many reasons. They carry Boar’s Head meat and they smoke it right out in front of the store. There are tables out front covered with checkerboard tablecloths and big umbrellas. ▶▶▶▶▶▶ INDEPENDENT NEWS | MARCH 24, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET |


Free wine tastings are held every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and it’s basically like a big neighborhood barbeque all the time, with people milling around the front and the smoker going.

Elebash ’s

36 S. Palafox 478-4250 Elebash’s opened in 1919 in downtown Pensacola and has been providing exceptional jewelry for over 90 years. They offer designer jewelry, as well as the option of customizing. “The quality of the merchandise has really helped us out,” said Patrick Elebash, a fourth-generation jeweler who has been working at the shop for six years. On April 2, as a thank you to all of their loyal customers over the past 90 years, Elebash’s is having a “diamond dash.” People will register online in teams of two and will compete for a $10,000 Simon G ring. Those competing will receive clues via text that lead them to a spot in Pensacola. They will have to answer a question to get the next clue sent until they have answered all the questions and have arrived at the final location. Over 150 teams of two have already registered. Clues will be sent to different numbers in a different order so not everyone will be running around downtown at the same time, to the same location. “I wanted to do something different,” Elebash said. “We’re going to have the ability to highlight a lot of downtown businesses and maybe people will see some things they’ve never seen before— and someone will win a big ring.” To enter the contest, go to

The Fish House

600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 Grits have always been popular in the south but it’s arguable that The Fish House made them even more infamous.

The Fish House’s signature dish is Grits a Yaya- smoked gouda cheese grits smothered in a sauce of fresh cream, sautéed gulf shrimp, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, apple wood smoked bacon, garlic, and shallots. The Fish House has been visited by public officials, mayors, governors, and just about everyone in Pensacola at one time or another. Ladies night is held on their 3,500 square foot deck every Wednesday night and offers $2 drinks, live music, and a huge crowd to mingle with.

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Global Grill

27 S. Palafox 469-9966 Global Grill offers a wide variety of food. They serve cold, hot and signature tapas such as spicy tuna sashimi with plantain chips, chicken satay with Thai peanut sauce, and marinated Portabello mushrooms with crawfish and arugula. They also have a soup and salad menu, entrée menu, and a dessert menu. Their menu caters to those who want just a little, or a little of everything.

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1010 N. 12th Ave. 433-7336 Located in the old Sacred Heart Hospital building, Ozone is full of character and good pizza. Posters of Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan are arranged next to gumball machines and howling wolf prints. Ozone has several unique pizza offerings, such as the Ponderosa Stomp, which utilizes grilled chicken and barbeque sauce, and The Nutty Irish-

Peg Leg Pete ’s Oyster Bar

1010 Fort Pickens Road 932-4139 Peg Leg Pete’s has been around for 20 years and has the most affordable seafood on the beach. And it’s fun. Live music every night and specials every day bring families, locals and tourists back time and time again. People can eat downstairs at the “Underwhere Bar” and listen to the band and enjoy the open air. Even Jimmy Page had to stop by when he was in town. “We’re not afraid to change with the times,” said owner Scott Amberson. Peg Leg Pete’s is always incorporating new additions into their well-known building and menu. This year, the restaurant held its 2nd Annual Peg Leg Pete’s Oyster Festival, which was a huge success—an encouraging sign for a seafood restaurant after the oil spill.

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man, topped with cashews and cream cheese. People have been coming to Ozone for years for the pizza, the extensive beer list, and the laidback atmosphere. It’s also an IN Best of the Coast favorite and regularly wins several categories each year, such as “Best Pizza” and “Best Place to Take a First Date.” Ozone also serves all you can eat spaghetti on Sundays for $8.95 and has a sectioned-off room you can use to accommodate big parties.

410 E. Wright St. 433-1903 Pensacola Photo Supply offers things that a corporate photo supply shop does not. The most valuable of these things is their extreme knowledge on everything they sell. You can ask them about lighting and film speed, or what paper would be best for printing, and a million other questions, and they’ll tell you honestly and accurately, not because they are trying to sell you something but because they know the best way to go about things and want their customers to know as well. After more than 50 years, their experience and end product are still unsurpassed and continue to garner customers who appreciate when something’s done right.

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Running Wild

3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 The merchandise and staff are great at Running Wild, but what sets them apart from the other fitness stores is their dedication to the lifestyle. They have scheduled runs for every day of the week except Sunday, and offer 5K and 10K runs every week, as well as training for the runs. Each year, they also host the Double Bridge Run, Bayou Hills Run, Pensacola Marathon, and High Heel Dash, a 150-yard dash that you can either walk or run—in high heels. The dash benefits breast cancer research.

Pensacola Hardware

20 E. Gregory St. 438-3186 Founded in 1851, Pensacola Hardware is the oldest business in Pensacola. “There are a lot of reasons why we’re still around,” said Jimmy Coe, President of Pensacola Hardware. “We provide a product that the customer wants, and we’re still providing what they want.” Pensacola Hardware offers a plethora of products including masonry materials, concrete products, hand tools, adhesives, plumbing supplies and paint. The list goes on and the customers keep coming.


717 N. 12th Ave. 433-2022 A specialized floral designer arranges every bouquet at Celebrations. It’s not like stopping by grocery store and picking up the $4.99 arrangement you’ve seen a million times while waiting in line to buy your milk and bread. Each bouquet is made to be unique and the person receiving it will be able to tell.

Celebrations creates arrangements for weddings, funerals, parties and other special events. They offer potted plants and home décor centerpieces as well as silk or dried flowers and have the freshest selection of flower arrangements in Pensacola.


Some of our local shops were doing so well that they had to open new locations. There’s nothing wrong with a little expansion, especially when you’re branching out into other cities, like a few of these have.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

10 S. Palafox 497-6073 Hopjacks is easily one of the most popular bars in Pensacola. Drive down Palafox on any given night of the week and you’ll notice that most of the time, there’s a large, loud crowd milling around the doors of Hopjacks. Maybe it’s their pizza. Maybe it’s the fact that they have PBR on tap, but something about the place just hooks people in. “We live by a few choice phrases, like, ‘Hot Pizza, Cold Beer, and Cool Music,’ said Joe Abston, owner of Hopjacks. “And we welcome everyone.” Hopjacks opened in February of 2008 and by October, they had already decided to open a second location in Mobile, Ala. “It was a great location in a city that needed an amazing food selection and beer until late, 365 days a year, like Pensacola,” Abston said. The Pensacola location is thriving, and it’s been rumored that another Hopjacks might be springing up somewhere. “We are looking at an undisclosed location in the Pensacola area,” Abston said. “I am currently interviewing for investment partners as we speak!”

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Nacho Daddies

34 S. Palafox 433-5333 Branded as a taco and nacho cantina, Nacho Daddies is finally open on Palafox Street. They are bringing the much-needed option of affordable Mexican food to downtown. Quesadillas, burritos, tacos, guacamole and, of course, nachos. The menu is inexpensive and you can get an entrée and a drink for around $10. Nacho Daddies also has beer and wine available. Ryan and Erika Thomas, chefs and owners of Portabello Market inside the Pensacola Little Theatre, are the proud new owners of Nacho Daddies, so you know the food will be fabulous.

Running Wild

Pensacola - 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 Fairhope, Ala. - 214 Fairhope Ave. (251) 990-4412 The Running Wild Fairhope location offers all of the same quality merchandise as well as the daily and weekly running schedules. The only difference is that a different community will be able to get involved in the same great running programs and events.

Santino ’s

8102 N. Davis Highway 637-1165 4771 Suite C-1 Bayou Blvd. 474-0400 368 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze 932-1211 Santino’s bakes their own bread daily and offers salads, grinders, and of course, pizza. Their new location on Davis highway was a smart move, considering it’s right next to the University of West Florida, and college kids love pizza. Santino’s also has a Gulf Breeze and a Milton location for all of your quality pizza needs.

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32 S. Palafox 434-8948 Campbell’s hand-crafted fine jewelry is a direct inspiration from the world around her. Several pieces have somewhat organic shapes, and contain natural radiating colors. Campbell’s shop also offers a variety of jewelry from other American designers in a variety of styles, shapes and colors. Pendants, earrings, bracelets, diamond rings. No matter the woman’s age or taste, there is something here for her. | INDEPENDENT NEWS | MARCH 24, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET  


This is the crop of businesses that are sure to be on your list of favorites if they’re not already. They might be new, but they know how to work it.

The Grand Marlin

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 The Grand Marlin is definitely one of the more upscale restaurants on the beach. Their menu changes daily to ensure the quality and freshness of their seafood. Patrons appreciate the care given to the food and the view isn’t what you’d call lacking. The restaurant overlooks the sound, and also offers seats at the outdoor bar, The North Drop. The Grand Marlin offers an extensive drink menu, including wine and specialty drinks. People come out and enjoy a nice glass of wine while overlooking the sound and appreciate the fact that there aren’t as many rambunctious children running around barefoot like some of the other options on the beach.

Jackalope ’s Saloon

2907 E. Cervantes St. 434-0050 Windi and Leer Baker decided to open Jackalope’s at what might have been the worst time—May 2010, just a month after the BP oil spill. “People were like, ‘Why are you opening right now with the way the economy is and everything?’” Windi Baker said. Windi and husband Leer decided to just open anyway. A year later, they are drawing quite the crowd. “I think just surviving this year makes us successful,” Baker said. Jackalope’s is very small and only has four tables that seat four, and about 10 bar stools. However, on any night there are usually a couple people at the bar having a glass of wine or some of the world’s best queso, or a few people taking up a table or two. The menu is a Tex-Mex style and offers many delicious, affordable options for a late-night snack or an entire meal.

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Jaco ’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

997 S. Palafox , 432-5226 Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grille is located at the southern most pojnt of Palafox, over looking the water. Their menu includes flatbread pizzas, salads, tapas, a soup de jour, a bevy of light plates, like bruschette, pomme frittes, and a variety of pastas and build your own pizza options. Jaco’s also does catering and private parties events while maintaining their exciting, fresh food. The interior is done in a warm wood, giving the entire place a cozy feeling, instead of coming off too formal, despite the sophisticated menu.

The Leisure Club

126 S. Palafox , 912-4229 The Leisure Club’s modern and 60sesque décor and panini-filled menu make for a great place for lunch. Or a midnight snack. Or a nightcap. Open late for food, coffee or imported beers and wine, The Leisure Club caters to a wide crowd. They import all of their coffee from Intelligentsia, ensuring that none of the beans are roasted for more than three days prior to their use. All items on the menu are made with fresh ingredients, including the brunch menu. Live music and comedy nights are held weekly, and make for an intimate night out.

Oh Snap! Cupcakes

707 A E. Cervantes St. , 387-4777 Oh Snap! bakes at least 17 different cupcake flavors every day. They only make a certain amount, so when they sell out, that’s it. Red velvet, chocolate and peanut butter, pistachio. Some flavors are complex and incorporate a variety of flavors and textures, like the “Hot Mama,” a cayenne and cinnamon flavor, or the “Dalmation,” a smooth blend of chocolate and cream cheese. Oh Snap! lists all of their flavors and daily specials on their Facebook page and also have many gluten-free options. “I think our price points are really good,” said Blake Brown, co-owner of Oh Snap! “You don’t have to buy a whole cake to have a treat, and there is also a really good variety.” Oh Snap! also makes custom order cakes, cupcakes, cookies and breads. “It’s always the customers that make you successful,” Brown said. “We really try to pride ourselves on pleasing them and maintaining the quality of our product.” Although they’ve been open for less than a year, Oh Snap! is quickly winning over the hearts of Pensacola as one of the best places to pick up something sweet. “Something as simple as a cupcake can really brighten your day,” Brown said.


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Featured Businesses APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Intracoastal Outfitters

701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638, Intracoastal Outfitters offers footwear, apparel and gear for comfort, travel and outdoor adventure. Whether you’re spending the day casually boating, roughing it along the Blackwater, or spending the week hiking in Patagonia, Intracoastal Outfitters carries the right stuff for your journey, from technical pants, shirts and packs to travel hammocks, water purifiers and headlamps.

Lee Tracy Shoes & Apparel

701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638 Recently joining its sister store Intracoastal Outfitters in downtown Pensacola across from McGuire’s Irish Pub, Lee Tracy still offers some of the best women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts for every age and style—from coastal casual to elegant. The store carries lines such as Hobo International, Pandora, Karlie and more. The family-owned and operated store has been open for more than 30 years.

Running Wild

3012 E. Cervantes St., 435-9222, Running Wild sells running and walking and running footwear and related apparel and accessories.

Owner Paul Epstein and his staff help people reach their fitness goals through group and individual training programs. They also sponsor, produce and promote fitness events and are a go-to resource for the entire community for race and event information—whether it’s a 5K, triathalon or half-marathon.

BANKING Gulf Coast Community Bank 40 N. Palafox St. (Main Branch), 434-9300, Gulf Coast Community Bank is a full-service financial institution, offering all banking product including checking, savings, personal loans, home mortgages and brokerage services. Started in 2003, GCCB now has five locations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and prides itself on quality customer service and personal relationships with clients.

BARS The Break Beach Bar

65 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 A locals’ favorite, The Break offers a low-key spot to play a game of pool, chill out in the courtyard, listen to live music, eat some tasty crawfish, or sip on one of their signature Tangbangers. Check out their

Facebook page for updated drink specials and live entertainment schedule.

The Islander Lounge

43 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, 932-3741 One of Pensacola Beach’s institutions and a favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Islander is a one-stop shop for great drink specials, bar games— pool, foosball, shuffleboard, darts, and more—and live entertainment. Check out their Facebook page for updated drink specials and live entertainment.

Live Niteclub and Music Venue

9121 Pensacola Blvd., 607-2950 One of Pensacola’s newest live entertainment venues, Live brings live entertainment to north Pensacola. The venue has a little something for everyone—everything from MMA fights, to altenative rock, to tribute bands, to country. Check out their Facebook page for updated schedules of events and drink specials.

Sandshaker Lounge

731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, 9322211, The renovated Sandshaker is a Pensacola Beach icon. There you’ll rub elbows with millionaires, surfers, rednecks and politicians and be BFFs after a few

drinks. Be sure to check out the bar’s world-famous Bushwackers. Visit for an updated schedule of events and drink specials.

Seville Quarter

130 E. Government St., 434-6211, Recently named to the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Seville Quarter has been entertaining Pensacola for the last 43 years. Perhaps the best thing about the complex is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. Whether you’re looking for a low-key happy hour, wine tasting, dance party or karaoke, there’s something for everyone. Check out for updated schedules of events and live entertainment.

Vinyl Music Hall5 1/2 Bar

2 S. Palafox, Vinyl Music Hall has become one of downtown Pensacola’s staples for live music and the cornerstone of the downtown entertainment district. The venue brings in live local, regional and national acts across the genres—country, blues, rock, and everything in between. The 5 ½ Bar serves up cocktails and a chill vibe every day of the week beginning at 4 p.m.

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Featured Businesses BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS Lewis Bear Company

6120 Enterprise Drive, 434-8612 The Lewis Bear Company is a beverage distributorship founded in 1876 that holds the regional franchise for Anheuser-Busch. The company is headquartered in Pensacola and maintains offices in DeFuniak Springs and Panama City. The company is also heavily involved with community service efforts and has donated countless supplies to local fundraisers, non-profit agencies and other organizations.

CAR DEALERSHIPS Sandy Sansing Dealerships

6200 Pensacola Blvd., 476-2480, Pensacola native Sandy Sansing has become an icon with his TV ads showing him perched atop an elephant and in support of various youth sports teams. The Sandy Sansing Automotive Group includes Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Mini in the Pensacola area. “Sandy Sansing can!”

CAR REPAIR Bobby Likis Car Clinic Service & Network

5675 N. Davis Highway, 477-9480, and Bobby Likis Car Clinic Service is celebrating 38 years of automotive service in Pensacola, including all

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automotive components except body work. “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” is the consumer connection to the automotive lifestyle, and is aired on a number of media outlets. Bobby Likis is the only car-talk host on commercial radio named to the “Talkers 250”, the list of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America.


6050 N. Ninth Ave., Suite C, 473-0080, Cordova Cigars offers a selection of over 700 fine cigars and features three different smoking lounges and a backyard patio. In addition, you can find a variety of tobacco accessories, including premium lighters and cigar cutters; pipes, pipe tobacco and accessories; and a gift selection that includes Lampe Berger lampes and SureFire tactical products.

COFFEE HOUSES The Coffee House

31 N. Navy Blvd. #A, 696-2831 Located in the former Martelli’s, The Coffee House is now under new ownership but still offers an assortment of pastries, coffee, espresso drinks, Cuban coffee, and more. The Coffee House also offers catering for small private parties and free Wi-Fi in the café.


913 Gulf Breeze Parkway #27, 934-0492, One of the area’s most established consignment stores, Elite Repeats and Boutique offers jewelry, handbags, clothing and home decor from brands like BCBG Maxazria, Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Paper Denim and Cloth, Betsey Johnson, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and more.

ENGINEERING SERVICES Fabre Engineering & Surveying, Inc.

plants, garden accessories, home décor and gifts for men, women and children.

Fiore of Pensacola

834 E. Belmont St., 469-1930, Owner and creator Shannon M. Pallin opened Fiore in 2008 after working and training in the floral industry for 22 years, and her cutting-edge floral design— “European with a Southern flair”—has put her on the map here in Pensacola as a go-to floral resource for weddings, garden parties and other special events.


119 Gregory Square, 433-6438, Fabre Engineering & Surveying is a veteran and employee-owned business providing professional civil and environmental engineering and land surveying services to the general public, private developers, utilities, cities, counties, states, and the federal government for the last 29 years. The firm specializes in land development; water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure; and roadways, recreational projects and marinas.


Framing by Design

4718 North W Street, 432-5519 Framing by Design has offered custom framing services to the greater Pensacola area for more than a decade. With a certified picture framer on staff, Framing by Design can expertly take care of your conservation framing, shadowboxes, specialty mats, needlework, watercolors, photos, prints and more.

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717 N. 12th Ave., 433-2022, Celebrations has become a Pensacola institution. In addition to offering a wide selection of fresh flowers and unique arrangements for any special occasion, the store also sells an assortment of silk and dried flowers,

2400 W. Fairfield Drive, Another Pensacola institution, Renfroe Pecan has something for everyone, including gift ensembles, natural and candied pecans, fudge, pralines, mixes, snacks, coffee and a variety of other nuts such as cashews, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios and more. Check out Renfroe Pecan for all of your Easter basket goodies.



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Featured Businesses Pizzaz Personalized Gifts & Events

832 Gulf Breeze Parkway, 934-3436, Pizzaz opened their doors in 2008 and is now a Gulf Breeze staple for personalized gifts and accessories for all types of events and occasions, from jewelry, to game-day gear, to wedding gifts. The store recently expanded to include Sugarbabies by Pizzaz—also located in the Gulf Breeze Publix Shopping Center—which is dedicated to children’s clothing, toys, accessories and events.

GROCERS & SPECIALTY FOOD Dolce! Gelato, Coffee & Confections

221 E. Zaragoza St., 469-9600 Sweet tooth, beware. It’s warming up outside, and one of downtown Pensacola’s newest additions, Dolce!, is ready to serve up your favorite cold gelato treats to cool you down. In addition to a variety of gelato flavors and espresso coffee drinks, the shop also sells an assortment of gourmet chocolates.

Ever ’man Natural Foods

315 W. Garden St., 438-0402, Ever’man provides a variety of natural and certified organic products such as vitamin supplements, natural groceries, and local and organic produce. At Ever’Deli, you can enjoy grab-n-go meals, hot entrees, organic juice bar, fresh salads, bakery items, vegetarian food, gourmet organic coffee, and more. The menu changes daily. Wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free products are also available.


415a N. Tarragona St., 439-0350, Abhaya Yoga Center offers yoga classes seven days a week in downtown Pensacola ranging from basics to advanced level. Abhaya also offers prenatal yoga, yoga for kids, yoga for parents and babies, and yoga for parents and tots. In addition, the center hosts various workshops and musical events throughout the year.

A Luminous Life Hypnotherapy

346-7865, Susan Dunlop, M.A., C.H.T., offers hypnosis as

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therapy for a variety of issues such as bereavement, relationship problems, divorce recovery, stress management, depression, phobias, negative habits, motivation, sleep problems, trauma, sports excellence, pain management and more. Dunlop is an internationally certified hypnotherapist trained in the United States by the American Academy of Hypnotherapy, the nation’s foremost hypnotherapy institute.

Anytime Fitness

100 S. Alcaniz, 469-1144, Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour fitness facility. Cardio equipment includes Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair steppers and Expresso Bikes. Strength training equipment includes Life Fitness machine weights, Hammer Strength plate loaded machines, dumbbells, free weights and benches. A Functional Fitness Area has mats, work out balls, jump ropes and resistance bands. Personal trainers are available, and new members receive two free sessions.

Chip ’s 24-Hour Health & Racquet Club

100 McAbee Court, Gulf Breeze, 934-4734, Chip’s is a convenient, one-stop-shop for your fitness needs. You can come and go as you please 24 hours a day, and in addition to standard free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment, Chip’s also offers a variety of fitness classes and programs to keep you motivated. Choose from T’ai Chi, Zumba, yoga, as well as tennis and racquetball programs. After your workout take advantage of the sauna and massage therapy services offered on site.

The Club Family Sports Complex

1230 Crane Cove Blvd., Gulf Breeze, 916-7946, The Club offers something for everyone, including an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, a 25 yard indoor pool, beautiful rubico tennis courts, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center, and much more. Club staff and members develop life-long relationships that support your progress toward health, wellness and a balanced lifestyle.

Fixed on Fitness

554-1648, Fixed on Fitness boot camp provides an ideal combination of personal training, accountability, camaraderie and hard work, which results in a dynamic

approach to total fitness. Throughout the six weeks of boot camp, you are introduced to a variety of workout techniques, exercises and challenges. Each workout is different, so campers experience 24 new workouts. In addition, Fixed on Fitness prides itself on the personal touch that each client receives during boot camp.

Spirit Gate Medicine

107 Baybridge Drive, Gulf Breeze, 932-1778, Bonnie McLean, O.M.D. has been in the health field for over 40 years—20 years in nursing and 27 years in Chinese Medicine. She also has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and her studies have included vibrational medicine and ancient indigenous healing methods. She is a practitioner of Integrative Medicine and works in partnership with each individual person—body, mind and soul.

Still Waters Day & Medical Spa

20 N. Tarragona St., 432-6772, Still Waters Day & Medical Spa offers world class spa treatments and medical aesthetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your skin and body. The spa menu includes a blend of medical aesthetic and laser, skin and body services designed to help you escape from a busy world or greet it with fresh confidence. Still Waters also offers hard-to-find spa gifts and home spa accessories.

HOME IMPROVEMENT Major ’s Home Improvement 6433 Old U.S. 90, Milton, 983-2899, Majors Home Improvement remains a steady and reliable home improvement expert for residents in Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, and Northwest Florida. Majors understands the benefits and challenges of living along the Gulf Coast. Whether you have a new home, a renovation project or remodeling needs, you can expect from Majors competitive pricing, fair business practices, honest value at a fair price, and products backed with 100 percent material and labor guarantee.

INSURANCE Combined Insurance Services, Inc.

2704 N. 12th Ave., 433-9996, The members of the Combined Insurance Services

team are combined benefits specialists for employer groups and individuals. They match up clients’ needs and expectations with the best possible insurance solutions for health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, short term disability and long term care.

JEWELRY Susan Campbell Jewelry

32 S. Palafox, 434-8948, Susan Campbell says her jewelry store offers customers something different that they can’t get anywhere else. The downtown boutique boasts an intimate charm that makes for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The store carries American-made accessories from Me&Ro, Saundra Messinger, Heather Moore, Catherine Weitzman, Sarah Graham and Studio Waterfall, among others.

LODGING New World Landing/ New World Inn

600 S. Palafox, 434-7736, New World Landing/New World Inn is a multifunctional operating facility. The facility includes a 15-room boutique hotel, a full service restaurant and wine bar, and a banquet facility for up to 700 people. The Inn has a full-service restaurant with a new Italianstyle menu, relaxing courtyard area and an extensive wine list. New World Landing can host a small seminar of 10 people or a large ball for 700 people all within the many banquet facilities.

MOVING & STORAGE Coastal Moving & Storage

4321 North W Street, 433-8308, Coastal Moving & Storage is a full-service moving and storage company that has been serving the Pensacola area since 1969. As an agent for Mayflower Transit, its services include moving, packing, loading, storing and transporting goods. It offers a personable staff that can move across town or across the country.

Pensacola Moving & Storage 735 Fairfield Drive, 456-9913, Formerly Suddath Relocation Systems, Pensacola Moving & Storage is a full-service moving and storage company that also operates a record storage company called Data Storage Centers. It is an agent for United Van Lines.

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● 24 Hour Access • “Ladies Only” Workout Room •●3 Racquetball Courts • 1 Basketball Court Men’s & Women’s Dry Saunas • Whirlpool & Showers • Massage Therapy • Yoga Classes • 5 Elliptical Riders •10 Treadmills●• 4 Stairmasters • 4 Recumbent Bikes • 6 Upright Bikes • Cross Aerobics Stairmaster ● • Cardio Theater • Full Service Locker Rooms • Ektelon Pro-Shop

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Featured Businesses PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIES Pensacola Photo Supply

410 E. Wright St., 433-1903, Pensacola Photo Supply has been serving photographers in the Pensacola area since 1953. The store sells photography equipment such as lenses, cameras, lighting, accessories, film and tripods. In addition, they offer color printing and film processing services.

REAL ESTATE Cheryl Young

934-7449 or 712-4742, Cheryl Young, a Certified Residential Specialist, is a Pensacola-area native and has roots in the area dating back to 1812. Put her residential real estate experience and community knowledge to work for you, whether you’re buying or selling. Check out for current listings and additional details.

Hess Financial & Realty Services, Inc.

1312 E. Cervantes St., 477-7050, Hess Financial & Realty Services is a locally-owned, full-service real estate company offering a wide range of residential and commercial real estate sales and service. The company represents both buyers and sellers

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of all types and all price ranges, to include residential property, vacant lots, commercial listings and incomeproducing commercial property.


600 S. Palafox, 434-7736, Located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, 600 South offers delectable tapas by new chef Nick Farkas, an extensive selection of wines that wow, a full bar, an inviting atmosphere, and a newly renovated outside bar and courtyard. Check out their Sunday Brunch menu as well, which includes carving stations, grilled vegetables, salads, fresh seafood, desserts and more.

Atlas Oyster House

600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, The Atlas Oyster House offers a waterfront dining experience that’s a bit more casual than you’ll find next door at The Fish House. Atlas is “the place” to find delicious local oysters, which are harvested and driven to the restaurant fresh each day. Try them raw, baked or steamed. The Atlas menu also includes locally-caught fish and shellfish, cold-smoked steaks, chicken and pasta entrées as well as daily specials, sushi and desserts.

The Fish House

600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, The Fish offers upscale dockside dining overlooking beautiful Pensacola Bay and Seville Harbor.


Just steps away from Historic Seville Square, the award-winning restaurant features an inventive menu of fresh, daily seafood selections, housesmoked steaks, sushi, a handpicked wine list with over 300 wines, and the world-famous Grits a Ya Ya. The Fish House also offers a full bar, late night menu and brunch on Sundays.

Geno ’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

9276 N. Davis Highway, 477-2365 Geno’s is proof that nice surprises come in little packages. This family restaurant opened in 1973 as a pizza parlor serving UWF students and the military personnel stationed at Ellyson Field. With its mom-andpop atmosphere, friendly service and all your homey Italian favorites, this hidden gem near the UWF campus is well worth the trip for those of us in the South end of the county.

Global Grill

27 S. Palafox, 469-9966, With an excellent bar and one of the most distinctive menus in town, Global Grill is the drinks, tapas, dinner or dessert destination for anyone who enjoys an upscale but low-key dining experience. Global’s wait staff and ambiance are top notch. They also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in the area. Every meal must be finished off with the gooey-centered Spanish chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream or the crème brulee.

The Grand Marlin

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd., 677-9153, One of the best additions to Pensacola Beach in 2010, The Grand Marlin has developed a huge following for its great atmosphere, spectacular view of Santa Rosa Sound and the delicious cuisine from the kitchen of awardwinning chef Gregg McCarthy. The menu is printed daily and changes depending on the availability of the freshest ingredients, including the area’s freshest seafood.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

10 Palafox Place, 497-6073, Hopjacks offers a fully stocked bar with an unbelievable beer selection. The pizza is just as noteworthy because of its top-quality ingredients and wide variety of toppings you won’t find at other pizza joints, such as real steak filets. And like any self respecting pizza restaurant and bar, they cater to the late-night munchies crowd until 2:30 a.m. The hearty Belgian fries with roasted garlic herb dip are a must.

Jackson ’s Steakhouse

400 S. Palafox, 469-9898, For decadent dining, fabulous martinis and an extensive wine list, all in a pristine, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Jackson’s is the place to dine for lunch and dinner. The eclectic menu offers innovative dishes with southern charm, as well as some of the best steaks in the region. Over the past decade, Jackson’s has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator eight times.

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Jaco ’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

997 S. Palafox, 432-5226, With an unbelievable view of the bay and Palafox Marina, brand-new digs, distinguished chef and a tasty menu that includes flatbreads, salads, small plates, and the best fried Oreo you’ve ever had, Jaco’s is the perfect happy hour, lunch or dinner destination. Check out their website for updated drink specials.

Nacho Daddies

34 S. Palafox, 433-5333, One of downtown’s newest dining establishments, Nacho Daddies is located in the former Breaktime Café. The restaurant, owned by Portabello Market’s Ryan and Erika Thomas, features your favorite fresh Tex-Mex fare—nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and beer.

New York Nick ’s

11 Palafox Place, 469-1984, Nick’s has the requisite paraphernalia covering the walls, every sports package in the free world, more than 40 TVs, nightly drink specials, happy hour, and a great selection of made-from-scratch-food that makes you forget that you’re eating in a sports bar. Nick’s caters to the business lunch crowd in need of a wrap and a Wimbledon update, the hockey fan hankering for a meatball sub, and the March Madness devotee craving wings.

Portabello Market

400 S. Jefferson St., 439-6545, Portabello is tucked away inside the cozy atrium of the Pensacola Cultural Center and caters to the downtown lunch crowd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an array of unique entrees. Choose from delicious soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, as well as pasta and seafood entrees. An extensive fresh fruit and salad bar is also available. Catering is also available.

Zaxby ’s

1451 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze, 932-7289, 2640 Creighton Road, 477-0025 You can’t go wrong with Zaxby’s zappetizers like the cheddar bites and spicy fried mushrooms, zalads, wings and chicken fingerz that come with your choice of over 10 different sauces. We highly recommend the Zaxby’s Club basket, with a chicken fingerz sandwich topped with bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and American cheese on Texas toast. Catering is also available.

SEWING SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT Derrel ’s of Pensacola

5559 N. Davis Highway, 438-5444, Derrel’s specializes in sales of all types of sewing machines. The store has a staff that is highly qualified

to answer the most difficult questions that may arise during a sewing project and also has a highly-trained service department to service both home and commercial sewing machines.

SURF & SKATE Waterboyz

380 N. Ninth Ave., 433-2929, Waterboyz is a surf, skate and skim retail shop that manufactures its own line of surfboards and clothing and offers fast, professional ding repair service on any type of surfboard. The store features an indoor skate park on site. Waterboyz also offers surf and skate camps as well as individual lessons and throughout the year sponsors several surf, skate and skim events.

TANNING SALONS Planet Beach Contempo Spa


3044 Gulf Breeze Parkway, 934-1700, The Tool Shack was founded in 2003 by Jack Davis and Colten Wright. Serving Northwest Florida, the shop offers sales, service and rental options for the largest selection of lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, parts, accessories and construction equipment in the area. The store is an authorized servicing dealer and stocks quality equipment from the top brands in outdoor power equipment, utility vehicles and more.


10437 Sorrento Road # 103, 456-3099, Planet Beach is a franchise twist on a traditional day spa—members have unlimited access to automated day spa services in private rooms and treatments for a modest monthly memberships fee, allowing them to get regular massages, facials, spray tans, UV therapy and spa visits for one monthly price. Check out their website for a complete list of services.

Aragon Wine Market

27 S. Ninth Ave., 433-9463, Offering a variety of specialty and exotic wines (including organic), catering to individual orders and suggestions, and offering wines at all price points has made the wine shop one of the area’s favorite local businesses. Check out the shop’s weekly wine tastings each Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The shop also periodically offers wine classes through the University of West Florida. Call for details.



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