Press Release: Carol Carlan, a successful Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, has been selected as the next president of the Sacred Heart Foundation. Starting December 29, Carol will succeed Dr. Henry Roberts who is retiring as the foundation’s president after [...]
The Florida Department has released its annual report on the number of homeless children in our public school systems. The state of Florida had its largest jump in homeless children in the six years that state has tracked homelessness -- 30 percent from 49,112 kids for 2009-2010 to 63,685 for [...]
Press Release: The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) will expand its presence next month with a new store in Pensacola, marking the company’s 31st store in the state of Florida. [...]
The New York Times has an article today on the tens of billions of tax dollars that have been spent on subsidizing coastal reconstruction in the aftermath of storms. New York, New Jersey and other states hit hard by Hurricane Sandy may require $30 billion in federal funds to rebuild. I think we can [...]
Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jose “Tony” A. Giraud, of Pensacola, to the Santa Rosa County Court. Giraud, 46, has served as an Assistant State Attorney in Pensacola since 1998. Previously, he served in the U.S. Army from 1986 - 1990. He received [...]
Media is reporting Two people were killed, another two were reported missing and at least four were airlifted in critical condition after a fire and explosion at a shallow water platform in the Gulf of Mexico about 20 miles south of Grand Isle this morning. Read more.
By Shelby Smithey... The saying “the best gifts come in the smallest packages” rings true for downtown Pensacola’s newest restaurant Carmen’s Lunch Bar, winner of the Pensacola Business Challenge. Nestled into a small space next to the Bodacious Olive, Carmen’s is small in size but [...]
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the City of Pensacola’s 2008 Airport Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds (about $35.2 million outstanding) from to 'BBB' from 'BBB+,' according to Reuters. The rating outlook remains negative. The Pensacola International Airport’s debt burden and net cash flow are [...]
The Downtown Improvement Board is embarking on a search for a new permanent executive director. When the board began discussing the recently released report from the Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee this morning, members wondered if the search was worth the effort. “If this is [...]
The Downtown Improvement Board may be having some meaty conversation during its meeting tomorrow morning. The agenda includes a discussion on Gallery Night logistics, as well as the recently approved report from the Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee. After extending Gallery [...]
I wish that I had been wrong. Five years of progress wiped out. How soon before the purge?
The Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee has been at work since February. Today it approved its final report, a document chock-full of recommendations concerning downtown Pensacola. “People are going to criticize this report and that’s ok,” said committee Chairman Brian Hooper. [...]