Has the mystery of Bruce Beach pollution been solved? What do Bagelheads’ new owners plan after taking over?
This week’s top stories answer all these questions.
Owner of popular Pensacola Beach restaurant opens new Milton Venture
When the 33-year husband-and-wife duo of Michele and Elcan Shifuchi closed Pensacola Beach’s Boardwalk Cafe after 16 years, they began looking for a new venture.
Their beach restaurant lease wasn’t renewed, but when they found out that the next restaurant was just a two-mile drive from their home in Milton and they passed by on their way to work every day, , was lucky.
“It’s kind of found us,” said Michele. “We have big plans for the future.”
Fire and Food, a new restaurant adjacent to Milton’s Oval Office Pub & Grab, carries on many of the beach’s favorite menu items, including Hershey’s Ice Cream Bar, which features over a dozen signature flavors, and made-to-order handheld sandwiches. increase. But there are also some new additions not allowed in the beach space, such as a wood-fired pizza oven that will be ready for service in about a month.
Read the rest of the story:Owner of popular Pensacola Beach restaurant opens new Milton Venture
Lessons from Hurricane Michael serve as lessons for Ian’s recovery
Four years after Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle, there are many reminders of the devastation caused by its Category 5 devastating winds and storm surges, before the tens of thousands of survivors of Hurricane Ian. It paints a grim portrait of what lies ahead.
The numbers in the first few months after Michael landed in Bay County on October 10, 2018 have been staggering. 45,000 structures were damaged, more than 1,500 were destroyed, 22,000 residents were left homeless, 74 died (he was 50 in Florida), and an estimated $29 in damage. billion loss.
Recovery began almost immediately when the winds stopped and the water receded from the third-strongest hurricane in Florida’s history. Unfortunately, limited resources have been exacerbated by corruption, claims of inequality, struggles for survival, and government bureaucracy.
What happened in Panama City, Mexico Beach, and other hard-hit communities offers lessons for communities trying to rebuild after Hurricane Ian.
Read the rest of the story:Corruption, Delay and Injustice: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael
Bagelheads of Pensacola gets new owners with expansion plans
When Rob and Jan Mackey started their wildly popular Bagelheads restaurant in 1998, they had a simple plan: serve bagels made from scratch and freshly roasted coffee.
Twenty-four years later, the plan has blossomed into a breakfast and lunch place loved by generations of families. Now they pass the torch to his Ben Fishbein and his wife Leah, owner of Fishbein Orthodontics.
Rob Mackey made the announcement in a social media post last week, thanking the Pensacola community for their support over the years, from daily visitors to Snowbird vacationers.
Read the rest of the story:Pensacola’s Bagelheads have new owners. What has changed and what remains the same?
Has the Bruce Beach pollution mystery been solved? Maybe not.
Roadwork to reinforce a “gap” formed under Garden Street near the intersection with Spring Street has uncovered a sewage leak that appears to be a major source of pollution in Bruce Beach, Pensacola.
Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said at a news conference Monday that he learned that the erosion that occurred Friday under a busy intersection was due to leaks from damaged sewers.
Work began immediately to repair the pipes and roads, Robinson said. ECUA spokeswoman Natalie Bowers confirmed on Thursday that the crack in the eight-inch main pipe running under Garden and Spring streets was minor and emergency repair work was completed within 48 hours.
Read full text: Has the Bruce Beach pollution mystery been solved? Maybe not.
Glad the roads have been restored. Plus, it looks like this could be the cause of Bruce Beach and others,” Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said at a news conference Monday.
However, local conservationists studying the issue question whether the finding is responsible for the contamination.