Lee Tracy, in business since 1978 and on the Pensacola Beach boardwalk since 2006, is moving to downtown Pensacola. Mike and Lee McLaughlin, owner-operators, have developed a tremendous local following since relocating their business here after Hurricane Katrina. The local following, in fact, is one major reason for the relocation.
“It’s one thing we’ve heard from our locals time and time again over the years: that they love shopping with us, but it’s not convenient to have to go out to the beach. They wish we were closer,” says Lee McLaughlin (the Lee of Lee Tracy). “Believe me, we have very loyal repeat tourist customers and Pensacola Beach residents who come in all the time. But the lifeblood of Lee Tracy is our Gulf Breeze and Pensacola residents.”
As of Dec. 24, Lee Tracy will no longer operate on the boardwalk and will open this spring at 701 E. Gregory St., across from McGuire’s in Pensacola. Mike and Lee’s son-in-law has operated Intracoastal Outfitters at that address since 2008, and given the ample size of the building, the family is making the move to operate both of their concepts under one roof.
Expect to see a facelift on the 701 E. Gregory St. location soon. More importantly, Lee emphasizes, expect to see the same great products and service that Lee Tracy has always delivered. Lee Tracy has garnered numerous awards since opening in 2006, including most recently being voted Best Women’s Accessories shop in IN’s 2010 Best of the Coast Reader’s Poll.
Check out Lee Tracy’s huge moving sale through Dec. 24. Enjoy 25-75 percent off select merchandise. (Brighton, Vera Bradley, and Hobo excluded).
Lee Tracy Shoes and Apparel, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, 932-4003