Lee Tracy Shoes and Apparel Relocating to Downtown Pensacola 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.
“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. “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. 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 Gregory Street location soon.
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
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12.31 The Fish House Celebrates New Year’s Eve With Four-Course Wine Dinner and Dance Party The Fish House will offer a special menu created by Chef Billy Ballou that will feature four courses paired with wines.
Cost is $100 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, and includes four courses with nine menu options to choose from, with wine pairings that accompany each option.
Some highlights of the menu include sweet and spicy-glazed grilled shrimp over a fresh thyme and fried green tomato stack finished with crawfish butter sauce, paired with Alexander Valley Vineyards New Gewürz, North Coast Gewürztraminer 2008; blackberry and apple cake with fresh blackberries and Granny Smith apples baked into a moist golden cake topped with vanilla crème fraîche and served with spiced syrup, paired with Martini and Rossi Sparkling Rosé, Italy NV.
Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. For reservations, call Melissa Martin at 433-9450.
After the dinner, guests are encouraged to dance the night away at The Fish House Deck Bar.
For more information, contact Shelley Yates at 748-9001.
The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, goodgrits.com
Jackson’s Steakhouse Celebrates New Year’s Eve Jackson’s, which is adjacent to the Downtown Countdown drop site will be offering two special seatings in the President’s Room at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature a fixed-price, three-course menu, bottomless champagne, and a performance by pianist Al Martin. The cost per person is $125 with complimentary favors and valet services included. Jackson’s will also be offering general dinner reservations in the Governor’s Room with service from the fall/winter dinner menu all night. Jackson’s will open at 5 p.m. and will feature service from the fall/winter dinner menu.
Call 469-9898 today to reserve your table.
400 S. Palafox, 469-9898,
January 2011 Culinary Productions To Host Gourmet Dinner Night
Culinary Productions’ next Gourmet Dinner Night will be held in January and will include food, cocktails, music, art and more. Additional details to be announced. Call Raela Villanueva at 469-0445 or visit culinary-productions.net for more information.
Culinary Productions, 469-0445 or culinary-productions.net
Bay Front Café Bay Front Cafe, formerly Norma’s, has recently reopened with new owners, Ken and Melissa Jernigan, who also operate Southern Panhandle Café in Century. The café seats approximately 177 and features a buffet with po’ boys, sandwiches, salads and soups, plus daily specials and a variety of other items on the menu.
Bay Front Cafe, One Energy Place (First Floor), 432-8811
Cupcake Emporium Cupcake Emporium, owned by Pam Holt and her daughter, Cheri Castillow, offers a variety of cupcakes baked daily. Flavors include nontraditional choices such as cookie dough. The owners focus on day-to-day business as well as on special-occasion events like weddings and private gatherings. The 1,200 square-foot store seats about 16 people, so stop by to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cupcake Emporium, 4350 Bayou Blvd., Suite 3, 332-6371
Indigeaux Denim Bar and Boutique Indigueax is now open in downtown Pensacola. The boutique offers denim from Miss Me Jeans and Paige Denim, Trinity quality organic silk and cotton clothing, including Judith March for game day wear, and others.
Indigeaux Denim Bar and Boutique, 122 S. Palafox, 607-2255, indigeaux.com
Pensacola Bay Brewery Pensacola Bay Brewery is now open in Seville Square. Though the brewery is not a bar, customers can sample the beer and take some home in a growler (a half-gallon glass jug used to transport draft beer). The brewery wills soon have its products in some 20 local retail establishments with a portfolio that includes an India pale ale, dopplebock, amber ale, extra special bitter, extra pale ale, pilsner, port and a wheat beer.
Pensacola Bay Brewery,
225 E. Zarragossa St.
Play Pensacola’s first and only “barcade” is now open in downtown Pensacola above Wine World Wine Bar. The bar is scattered with vintage arcade games, including different variations of pinball, Skee-Ball and a plethora of other games such as “Centipede Millipede” and “Call of the Wild”. They’ve started a Skee-Ball league, and foosball and pool leagues are also in the works.
Play, 16 Palafox Place (upstairs), 466-3080, iplaypensacola.com
Wine World Wine Bar Wine World Wine Bar is now open in the former ESP Gas building on Palafox Place. In addition to more than 350 different wines available by the bottle, Wine Bar offers 40 wines by the glass and eight beers on tap. The bar also includes a cheese shop with 50 gourmet cheeses, as well as a menu of sandwiches and small plates.
Wine World Wine Bar, 16 Palafox Place, 607-2089