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City Council Talks Food Trucks

City Council Talks Food Trucks

source: guactruck.com By Jessica Forbes At Thursday’s City Council meeting, a discussion about food trucks and the policies needed to guide their operation will begin, which is a dialogue that downtown restaurateurs are encouraging. Nick Zangari, owner of New York Nick’s, brought the [...]

ECSO hosts minority career fair tomorrow

ECSO hosts minority career fair tomorrow

Key 2 Success along with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, Pensacola, FL will host a Minority Career Fair on Nov. 13, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Applicants will get a chance to interact with the HR Representatives for the Sheriff’s Dept. Some of the positions available are: Dispatcher, Cadets and [...]

Visit Pensacola draft bylaws. Group will be like a mini-chamber

Visit Pensacola draft bylaws. Group will be like a mini-chamber

Last week the Escambia Board of County Commissioners were given the latest draft of the bylaws of Visit Pensacola, Inc. -- corporation proposed by the hotel industry to control the bed tax dollars earmarked for tourism promotion (between $5-$6 million annually). The draft isn't online yet so we [...]

NYT writes airports want local chefs

NYT writes airports want local chefs

These articles aren't hard to find. The New York Times' "In Transit" reports that a number of airports across the country are opening restaurants from high-profile hometown chefs, offering local flavor to fliers. I'm not finding any articles touting Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bagels, etc. at [...]

DIB told 900 people attended Palafox Celebration

DIB told 900 people attended Palafox Celebration

The Downtown Improvement Board was told yesterday that 900 people attended the joint DIB-City of Pensacola event on Oct. 24 to celebrate that Palafox Street had been named a Great Place in America for 2013 by the American Planning Association. Jane Birdwell, president of Birdwell Agency, which [...]

New interim publisher at PNJ and btw their circulation is down to 32,000 during the week.

New interim publisher at PNJ and btw their circulation is down to 32,000 during the week.

The daily newspaper reported Carol Hudler, special assistant to U.S. newspaper division president Bob Dickey, and former president of the South Group of community papers, has just been named its interim publisher She replaces interim publisher Rebecca Boles, who quit last month for a public [...]

Palafox Market director fired, but the event will continue

Palafox Market director fired, but the event will continue

In small room in the Rhodes Building, over 30 people attended the Nov. 5 meeting of the Downtown Improvement Board. Many were vendors at the Palafox Market, the DIB's outdoor market held every Saturday morning on North Palafox Street. They learned that Hillary Gilles, the manager of both [...]

Oh no, Mayor – Big Airports are looking for local flavor

Oh no, Mayor – Big Airports are looking for local flavor

Mayor Ashton Hayward, his airport director and food services consultant may be a few years behind in trends for food services at airports. QSR Magazine reports that local flavor are becoming a "must" for airports. Airports across the U.S. are adding a more local feel to their concourses in an [...]

Interesting buzz is floating around: Dead pets, ECUA vs. County, Photo Ops and problems on Palafox

Interesting buzz is floating around: Dead pets, ECUA vs. County, Photo Ops and problems on Palafox

Pet lovers are still talking about two more pets being killed at the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Both are under investigation by the county. In one incident, the euthanasia occurred when a dog owner changed her mind the same day she turned custody of her aggressive pit bull over to the shelter. [...]

Union reaches agreement with ECAT management company

On Wednesday night the union members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 approved and accepted a tentative agreement reached between the Union negotiating team and the Management of First Transit which manages the Escambia County Area Transit fixed route bus system on behalf of the Escambia [...]

DIB reacts to complaints and will close Palafox for Trick or Treat event on Oct. 30

DIB reacts to complaints and will close Palafox for Trick or Treat event on Oct. 30

From DIB: We are planning for this year's Downtown Trick or Treat event and have heard from several sources that closing Palafox Place would be a good idea given the size of the crowd and the fact that we are encouraging lots of small children to come to Downtown Pensacola. We understand [...]

City and DIB to celebrate Great Street honor…by closing it next Thursday

City and DIB to celebrate Great Street honor…by closing it next Thursday

Recently, the American Planning Association (APA) announced the designation of Palafox Street as one of 10 Great Streets for 2013. APA singled out Palafox for its European influences, eclectic mix of Spanish Colonial and Chicago School architecture, expansive medians and sidewalks, and the planning [...]

Radio Free Pensacola, momentum continues to build

Radio Free Pensacola, momentum continues to build

From Phread: So, cool stuff, I just got a text from some friends in Tallahassee. One of which is a DJ at V89 which is the FSU college radio station (the other is her husband), and the text read that she was doing her shift at the radio station and heard about our station and they got excited and [...]

Harper and Gilley honored

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network has honored Dr. Rick Harper, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and Janice Perkins-Gilley, Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations at UWF [...]

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