Business Real Estate Update from Around Northwest Florida

Okaloosa County

Destin Commons recently announced that national retailers Charming Charlie and Icing by Claire’s will open this summer as part of a 100,000-square-foot expansion currently under construction. Charming Charlie will occupy over 6,000 square feet adjacent to Uncle Buck’s on the south end of the expansion near the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Danny Wuerffel Way (Mid-Bay Bridge Road). Icing by Claire’s, a second brand by parent company Claire’s, will occupy nearly 2,000 square feet near H&M at the expansion’s northeast corner. 

Longtime Destin residents and real estate duo Chad and Jen Knaepple have launched Taylor Allen Properties, a real estate agency specializing in residential, commercial and investment sales in the 30A area. 

Bay & Escambia Counties 

FedEx Ground has opened a nearly 60,000-square-foot package distribution facility on the Port Panama City Intermodal Park. When fully operational, it should be able to process about 3,000 packages an hour.

North Lagoon Partners of Panama City Beach has kicked off the Pirate’s Cove Marina Generation II expansion project. The new 120,000-square-foot facility will offer state-of-the-art indoor, secure dry storage for 440 boats up to 45 feet in length.

Lighthouse Marina in Panama City Beach can now boast Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Marina Club. The original Bud & Alley’s, on 30A in Seaside, is South Walton County’s longest established restaurant. The menu embraces seafood of the North Florida coastal lowlands, serving only the freshest locally available ingredients.  

Leon County 

Tallahassee’s Miracle Plaza, located on Thomasville Road, is seeing major growth from both hospitality and boutique vendors. BurgerFi, a casual diner offering a health-conscious twist on hamburgers and hotdogs, opened its doors in late January. Francesca’s, an eclectic ladies boutique, and Island Wing Company, a tropical-inspired eatery, are currently under construction in the square, with plans to open by this coming spring. 

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