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DIB seeks volunteers and ideas for 2017 events

April 28, 2016

Downtown Improvement Board Executive Director Ronald Butlin said the organization that serves businesses and residents in a 40 block area of downtown really, really needs people to volunteer and brainstorm ideas for special events. “We could…


Pensacola Speaks: Matt Gaetz, DIB chair John Peacock

April 13, 2016

Today I will interview Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board chairman John Peacock about the DIB decisions on Gallery Night and Pelican Drop. In the second half, my guest will be State Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida House Finance…


DIB unveils plan for expansion of paid parking

May 14, 2014

The Downtown Improvement Board wants to increase parking revenue to pay for downtown beautification, lighting, signage and other enhancements. Currently, after the DIB pays for its new meters and enforcement, downtown parking breaks even at best…


DIB meeting rescheduled to Monday

February 1, 2014

We received an email from Ron Butlin, DIB executive director: Due to some schedule conflicts the DIB’s meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday February 4 will be held Monday February 3rd, same time 7:30 in the DIB…


Walk on the Wine Side set for Feb. 1

January 13, 2014

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) presents the 1st Annual Palafox Wine Walk, set for Saturday, February 1st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Downtown Pensacola. The Palafox Wine Walk is an exclusive, one of a…


Palafox Market proforma budget for 2013-14

January 8, 2014

The executive director of the Downtown Improvement Board, Ron Butlin, has done a good job of giving his board budgets for its events. The Palafox Market has a weekly operating budget of $853, based on 50…


DIB Wine Festival may become Wine Walk

December 3, 2013

Downtown Improvement Board may have a more creative replacement for its Pensacola Wine Festival, which was eventually canceled for 2013 after Tropical Storm Karen threatened its scheduled date in October. Joe Abston, who owns Hopjacks and…