Panama City Beach is growing fast

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Panama City Beach is growing fast

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:37 pm

Panama city beach is transforming itself from the redneck riviera to a very upscale destination. Today I came over for the day To check out the beach and new development. I can't believe how much new high end development is on panama city beach. Simon owns the beautiful pier park mall and it looks like it is leased 100%. Development continues to occur around pier park and the beach in general.

I wish Tallahassee had a tourist draw because it is clear with ll of the people they can attract high quality restaurants retail and housing that we would never be able to get.

They have a dueling piano bar which would be a nice addition for Tallahassee. The weather was perfect, and I am jealous that PC is getting all the good stuff. I wish simon would open a new mall in Tallahassee or takeover the old Tallahassee mall bulldoze it and build a new outdoor mall or outlet center in its place. Simon malls are high quality and high class.


Oh well. I guess that's the great thing about vacation.. I don't have to fight the tourist traffic but we don't have the nice amenities or beaches at our disposal.


Oh well, can't have it all.

Just my observations from today

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Re: Panama City Beach is growing fast

Unread post by gatoremt » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:15 pm

PCB has changed a lot in the last 12 yrs. I lived and worked there from 1997 to 2001. Right as I was leaving PCB was changing. They knocked down all the ole hotels and start building nice Condo's. Then when Pier Park opened up new stores it took off. They are trying to change the Spring Break Haven for college students into something for families like Destin. It is a great place to live.
PCB is also going to build a baseball complex like I have been wanting for here. So they are going to start doing larger tourneys.
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Re: Panama City Beach is growing fast

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:23 pm

Gator we need you to start building the fields!

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Re: Panama City Beach is growing fast

Unread post by gatoremt » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:04 pm

If I had the cash I would. That is for sure. PCB is changing their image and will continue to grow.
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Re: Panama City Beach is growing fast

Unread post by seminole » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:01 pm

Really? SMH.

My concern is not for Tampa, I love it there but you get more than your fair share. But how far will this guy go to support private developers:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/transporta ... ed/2251956

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