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STAY LOCAL | Vol. 17, No. 5, March 11, 2010
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Friends of the IN Featured Businesses


Gulf Coast Community Bank
40 N. Palafox St. (Main Branch)
Gulf Coast Community Bank is a full service financial institution offering all banking products 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.


600 South
600 S. Palafox
For a more upscale locale for after-work cocktails and evenings out, 600 South is a great option. Its big city sophistication makes it the perfect place to enjoy low-key live entertainment, specialty cocktails and tapas. Check out their new chef, new menu and new drink specials.

200 S. Palafox
Blazzues is one of a growing number of live entertainment venues in downtown Pensacola. The bar features blues, jazz and big band swing and also offers a tapas menu. You can enjoy happy hour prices Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and daily drink specials. Call for details.

Gutter Lounge
3200 N. Palafox
The Gutter Lounge bar and restaurant, part of the New Liberty Lanes Bowling Center, is one of Pensacola's best intimate live music venues. It's not everywhere you get to listen to some great jazz, then head out to bowl ten frames. The Gutter is also great for bar-game lovers, offering foosball, pool and darts.

Paradise Bar & Grill
21 Via De Luna Drive
A locals' favorite, Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach invites their customers to "boat it, bike it or walk it." Tucked away next to Paradise Inn just steps from the waterline, the bar offers live music, great drink special, and a casual beach vibe.

Seville Quarter
130 E. Government St.
Seville Quarter is Pensacola's premier entertainment complex. Seville Quarter is home of the original world famous Rosie O'Grady's and has grown to seven bars, offering entertainment for all tastes and crowds. The complex opens daily and parties to the early morning. There are drink specials and live music daily.


Christopher Kelly Salon
120 S. Palafox Place
Christopher Kelly Salon in downtown Pensacola offers services in hair design, colour, highlights, special occasion, texture and waxing. CK uses Shu Ueumura, Pureology and Kerastase products, and gift certificates are available online or at the salon for every occasion.

Self Salon
528 W. Garden St.
Self Salon provides a comforting, yet stimulating atmosphere in which guests can relax both body and mind. Guests are treated as unique individuals through customized services including haircuts, styling, dimensional color, skin care, makeup, waxing, natural manicures-pedicures and energy works.

Still Waters Day & Medical Spa
20 N. Tarragona St.
Offering a variety of traditional spa treatments, massage, skin peels, medical spa treatments, and more, Still Waters is a one-stop shop for relaxation. Still Waters also offers a variety of medical-grade skin care products such as Obagi and CosMedix and upscale mineral cosmetics line La Bella Donna. Gift Cards are available online or at the spa.

Volume One Salon and Retail Boutique
118 E. Wright St.
Volume One is now open in downtown Pensacola. Stylists/Colorists Hurst Butts, Greta Meyer-Arendt and Brittany Carroll offer styling and coloring services in addition to hair care products in their Wright Street salon.


Keens Beans
Keens Beans organic coffee beans are grown in the mountains of Costa Rica and are shade grown, hand picked, and dried by the sun in small amounts. Keens Beans is now available at Apple Market, Bailey's Market, Port City Market, Silver Moon at Flora Bama, Gallery Zarragossa and Cantonment Pharmacy. Additional distribution locations will be announced soon.


Pensacola Pelicans
41 N. Jefferson St.
The Pensacola Pelicans, Pensacola's hometown professional baseball team, is set to start the 2010 season in May. Check out for roster, schedule and ticket information. This season will feature a variety of special events and promotions, as well as weekly promotions like Mutt Mondays, Two-For Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays.

Liberty Lanes

3200 N. Palafox St.
Liberty Lanes has it allWhether you're looking for a family friendly fieldtrip or a night out at The Gutter Lounge, check out for daily bowling and drink specials and other special events

Pensacola Ice Flyers
201 E. Gregory St.
Hockey is back in Pensacola, and the Ice Flyers provide a good time--and a cheap date--for kids and adults alike. Check The Flyers out at the Pensacola Civic Center before their last game of the season on March 25.

Silver Screen Theatre
7280 Plantation Road
Opened in 1982, The Silver Screen Theatre is Escambia County's only locally owned and operated movie theatre. In addition to popcorn, soft drinks and candy, the theatre has an expanded food and drink menu, including espresso drinks, gourmet pizza, chicken wings, shrimp, chicken tenders, hamburgers, nachos, french fries and even mixed drinks, wine and beer. Check their Web site for updated specials.


Pensacola Framery and Gallery
1801 Creighton Road
Since 1985, the Framery and Gallery has offered professional framing services, art and an eclectic collection of gift finds. Services include conservation framing, shadowboxing, mounting, glass replacement, repairs and personal attention. For any special occasion, consider presenting family and friends with framed photos of shared memories, heirlooms and collectibles.


Williams Brown, Inc.
801 W. Romana St.
Williams Brown, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and has successfully completed over $60 million worth of construction. The company has grown from a $250,000 a year company with a staff of four to doing in excess of $12 million with a direct staff of nine and more than 400 subcontracted employees. Williams Brown specializes in commercial construction including religious, medical, educational, professional office and governmental facilities.


Ever'man Natural Foods Cooperative, Inc.
315 W. Garden St.
Ever'man is a not-for-profit natural foods cooperative founded in 1973 that offers healthy alternatives to what can be found at conventional grocery stores. The store strives to buy organic and avoid artificial ingredients whenever possible. Ever'man also features a sit-down deli, organic juice bar, vitamin and supplement section, health and beauty department and a seminar room available for community use.


Abhaya Yoga Center
415a N. Tarragona St.
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.

Fixed on Fitness
Fixed on Fitness is Pensacola's original 6-week outdoor fitness camp designed to help you get motivated, reach your goals, and change your life. The philosophy of Fixed on Fitness is to improve the fitness level of all clients through a personalized and fun approach to working out. You have what it takes--Let Fixed on Fitness help you unleash your potential.

No Time to Waist Fitness
No Time to Waist Fitness, Inc. was created to improve the health and wellness of individuals in the Pensacola area in a convenient and time-effective way. Each client is a unique individual with specific needs that must be catered to in maximizing results. NTW Fitness offers Fit in 5--a personal fitness camp--power yoga and more.

Spirit Gate Medicine
107 Baybridge Drive, Gulf Breeze
Dr. Bonnie McLean blends her background in traditional and holistic Western Medicine with Oriental Medicine and other ancient healing practices. She brings 25 years experience in acupuncture and Chinese medicine--a total of 40 years in healing arts. Her practice offers acupuncture, Chinese herbs, wellness counseling, shamanic healing and hypnosis.


In Detail Kitchens~Baths~Interiors
801A N. Ninth Ave.
In Detail is a full service kitchen and bath design firm. The designers on staff are specialists in kitchen and bath remodeling and new construction with almost a decade of experience. Typically, they design, create and execute until the finished product is complete. In Detail also offers in-house decorating services from two of their university-trained design consultants.

Urban Objects

500 N. Ninth Ave.
Urban Objects has a passion for design and quality and has been offering state-of-the-art lines of lighting, furniture and design objects since 1998. The studio was previously located on 12th Avenue in East Hill but recently moved to its current location in the Old East Hill Shopping District on Ninth Avenue.


McMahon Hadder
375 N. Ninth Ave.
McMahon Hadder was formed in 1999 with the merger of two of Pensacola's prominent independent insurance agencies. The merger has allowed the full service multi-line agency to meet the insurance needs of over 5,000 businesses, individuals and families in Northwest Florida.


PR Chemical & Paper Supply
3435 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Family owned and operated since 1980, PR Chemical & Paper Supply is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The company focuses on selling the highest quality products available, which include cleaning chemicals, hand soap and hand sanitizer, paper towel and toilet tissue systems, vacuums and other cleaning accessories. PR also stocks a full line of food service disposables. PR offers a professionally trained outside sales force to consult you in your place of business and has the largest retail showroom in the panhandle.


Highpointe Hotel Corp.
311 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Highpointe Hotel Corporation is a full-service hotel management and development company based in Gulf Breeze. The company, founded by Darryl Lapointe, Dave Cleveland and Bob Cleveland in 1982, has provided professional management services for institutions, third party investors and hotels. Today, Highpointe employs approximately 500 people companywide.

New World Landing
600 S. Palafox
New World Landing consists of three businesses in one. New World Landing is a full service banquet and meeting facility that can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The covered Courtyard can accommodate up to 75 for outdoor events or ceremonies. In addition, New World Inn has fifteen beautifully decorated rooms and is complemented by 600 South, a wine and tapas bar with a sophisticated decor, an extensive wine list and a great selection of wines by the glass.

Paradise Inn
21 Via de Luna
Located soundside on Pensacola Beach, Paradise Inn consists of 55 newly-renovated rooms situated close to shopping, dining and nightlife--and, of course, Paradise Bar & Grill. With a convenient location and affordable rates, Paradise Inn is a favorite for both tourists and locals looking for a weekend getaway.

Sole Inn and Suites
200 N. Palafox St.
Sole Inn and Suites is a newly renovated downtown Pensacola hotel with 45 rooms and suites that have been designed with a hip, modern flare and upscale amenities. Sole is within walking distance to downtown destinations 10 minutes from the beaches. Rates start at $89 a night.


Airport Miniwarehouses
1030 Underwood Avenue
Airport Miniwarehouses is a locally owned mini warehouse and outdoor storage facility that has offered personal service for the past 26 years.

Coastal Moving & Storage
4321 North W Street
Coastal Moving and Storage is a full service moving and storage company that been open 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 N. Fairfield Drive
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.


Gulf Coast Office Products
6020 Enterprise Drive
In 1993, Mark and John Wright opened the first location of Gulf Coast Office Products with only four employees. For GCOP, customer service has made all the difference, and their prices are competitive with any of the large office supply chain stores. Today, it boasts 60 employees and five offices in the Gulf Coast region.


Pensacola Photo Supply

410 E. Wright St.
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.


Fabre Engineering & Surveying
119 Gregory Square
Fabre Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1981 and has been providing clients with civil and environmental engineering and land surveying services for over 28 years. These services are provided for counties, cities, water and wastewater utilities, architects, land developers, school districts, the Department of Defense, and other governmental agencies. Their highly trained engineering, surveying, and administrative staff provide cost-effective solutions to engineering and surveying challenges using state-of-the-art equipment and software, on time and within budget at a very competitive cost.  

Sam Marshall Architects
325 S. Palafox Place
Founded in 1962, the firm enjoys an outstanding reputation for design excellence, timely completion of on-budget projects, and an ability to effect a smooth working relationship with owner and contractor. This success stems from an ability to effectively organize the diverse efforts of many professionals to produce significant architecture which is both sensitive to the environment and to the client's program and budget.


End of the Line Cafe
610 E. Wright St.
End of the Line Cafe serves up vegan and vegetarian fare in a wonderfully eclectic atmosphere. Most of the items are homemade, including the tofu bacon and sweets: chocolate peanut butter mousse, carrot cake, muffins and biscotti. Catering is also available.

The Fish House

600 S. Barracks St.
The Fish House offers fine waterfront dining with daily features ranging from off-the-boat seafood to pasta to veal. Refined entrees may be paired with Southern favorites like collard greens and corn fritters. About 30 selections from the 300-bottle wine list are available by the glass. The signature dish is Grits a Ya Ya, which is sauteed Gulf shrimp, portobello mushrooms, and spinach over Gouda cheese grits.

Geno's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
9276 N. Davis Highway
Nice surprises come in little packages. This family owned and operated restaurant opened in 1973 as a pizza parlor serving UWF students and the military personnel stationed at Ellyson Field. Over the years, Geno's has doubled in size and added more homemade Italian entrees.

The Global Grill
27 Palafox Place
With an excellent bar and what is perhaps the most distinctive menu 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, with its artwork and occasional live music, are top notch. They also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in the area.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom
10 Palafox Place
In addition to appetizers, salads and killer pizza, Hopjacks offers one of the most extensive beer selections in the Panhandle, with over 150 beers, including 36 taps and a full bar. The beers change weekly, and they keep the selection fresh by consistently adding new brands from all over the world. Check out for daily drink specials and live entertainment schedule.

Jackson's Steakhouse
400 South Palafox St.
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.

New York Nick's
11 Palafox Place
With pub grub and beyond, New York Nick's caters to the business lunch crowd and rabid sports fans. Sporting new TVs and every sports package imaginable, Nick's is better than ever.

Paradise Bar and Grill
21 Via de Luna Drive
This Pensacola Beach locals favorite boasts the Best Margarita on the Coast, according to IN readers. Their burgers aren't too shabby either. Enjoy sandwiches, seafood and live entertainment on Santa Rosa Sound.

Portabello Market
400 S. Jefferson St.
Portobello is tucked away inside the Pensacola Cultural Center and caters to the downtown lunch crowd with an array of exceptional entrees. Catering is also available for your holiday parties.

1451 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze
2640 Creighton Road
Zaxby's offers zappetizers, zalads, wings and fingerz, as well as some other great alternatives to the regular fast-food staple, hamburgers. With locations in both Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, there's plenty of chicken to go around.


Intracoastal Outfitters
701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638
Portofino Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, 932-4003
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 and Apparel
400 Quietwater Beach Road
Pensacola Beach
Open for more than 30 years, family owned and operated Lee Tracy Shoes and Apparel offers clothing, shoes and accessories for every age and style--from coastal casual to elegant. The store carries lines such as Hobo International, Pandora, Karlie and more.

Running Wild
3012 E. Cervantes St.
Running Wild sells running and walking 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 resource for the entire community for race and event information.

380 N. Ninth Ave.
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. During the summer months, Waterboyz offers surf and skate camps as well as individual lessons and throughout the year sponsors several surf, skate and skim events.

Weatherford's Outback

3009 E. Cervantes St.
Weatherford's is a Pensacola-based independent urban outfitting and apparel store that has been catering to outdoor enthusiasts for the last 25 years. Owner David Dodson started his business selling clothing and gear for hiking and camping in an old storefront on East Cervantes Street but expanded the store in 1992 to include an indoor climbing facility.


Distinctive Kitchens

29 Palafox Place
Distinctive Kitchens has been serving Northwest Florida and South Alabama for the last 80 years. Between DK's Pensacola and Orange Beach locations, the stores offer everything customers need from kitchen and appliance showrooms, cooking classes, wine tastings, bridal and gift registries, and more. DK also is available for private events such as holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations, bridal showers and fundraising events.

3055 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Established in the spring of 2008, Pizzaz is a retail gift shop offering personalized gifts for every occasion. Owners Viki and Courtney Weir strive for the finest selection in personalized gifts, impeccable service and quick production turnaround time.

Sassafras Stationery & Gifts
900 E. Moreno St. (New Location)
You can find the perfect paper or present at Sassafras Stationery & Gifts. Sassafras staff can help you customize fun or classic invitations, stylish stationery and gifts for every occasion including weddings, showers, birthdays, new baby and graduations.


Elebash Jewelry Company
36 S. Palafox St.
Elebash's is one of the area's most respected and established jewelry stores, and since 1919 has offered fine jewelry, diamonds, watches and gifts. The store also offers full-service jewelry and watch repair and appraisals, advanced jewelry design, bead restringing, bridal gift registry, and more. Elebash jewelers are committed to understanding and responding to the individual needs of each customer.

Jewelers Trade Shop
26 Palafox Place
For over 50 years, Jewelers Trade Shop has provided Pensacola with the finest jewelry and customer service. Jewelers Trade Shop is the exclusive Rolex dealer for the Pensacola region and is proud to offer the best designer lines, including David Yurman, Roberto Coin, John Hardy, TagHeuer and Mikimoto. Jewelers Trade Shop's team of experienced, on-site artisans can create one-of-a-kind pieces that will be cherished for years.

Susan Campbell Jewelry
32 S. Palafox St.
Susan Campbell Jewelry is an intimate jewelry boutique and gallery featuring the work of over 16 American designers ranging in price from $50 to over $5,000. The store's selection includes fun fashion jewelry, sterling silver designs, diamond jewelry, colored diamond jewelry, fancy colored gemstone jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, charms and one-of-a-kind items.

Trinity Collection
700 W. Garden St.
Trinity Collection offers handmade religious jewelry and additional lines for any special occasion. Whether you're shopping for a birthday, baptism, or Christmas gift, Trinity Collection's staff will help you find the perfect option. All religious jewelry designs are handmade in the Pensacola studio and are available in 14K Gold or sterling silver.


Derrel's of Pensacola
5559 N. Davis Highway
Derrel's specializes in sales of all types of sewing machines. Derrel's 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.


Aragon Wine Market
27 S. Ninth Ave
Aragon Wine Market is a retail wine store specializing in unique and affordable wine. The store also sells gourmet cheeses, craft beers and gift baskets. AWM holds weekly wine tastings and recently began hosting wine classes through UWF's department of continuing education.

Artesana Fine Wines
240 W. Garden St.
Artesana Fine Wines is a fine wine retailer in downtown Pensacola. All wines are personally tasted and hand-picked for the store. Artesana's wines deliver exceptional value whether they are $6 or $60, and they are stored in temperature-controlled environments. Call for details on upcoming wine tastings.

Note: Unfortunately, we didn't have room to profile all of the wonderful locally-owned businesses in our area. We included in the following Friends of the IN Featured Businesses those businesses that have advertised in this issue. We know this is not a comprehensive listing of all of our local alternatives for services and products, and we encourage all of our readers to start with this list and seek out additional local businesses!