Thursday, September 27, 2012

Destin changes....

The changes to Destin keep getting announced. Over the last few days it was announced the Holiday Inn in Destin is going to undergo a full transformation. When this place was built in 1971, it was one of the first high rise buildings in Destin. It is a distinctive round building that is hard to miss. An East building was added in 1981. They will keep the tower but tear down everything else. The tower will be renovated and new buildings will go up. They are adding a giant swimming pool with a lazy river. This is a major construction project for the city.

Destin sunrise

Also the Island Golf Center on Okaloosa Island is undergoing a change too with zip lines, a restaurant and other amenities being built. Not to be outdone the Gulfarium is also adding a zip line and some new attractions on the island. Finally Destin Commons is adding over 100k square feet of retail space. Some new entertainment project is planned to go in there too. I don’t have any inside info on what that might be yet. Wow!

Monday is usually one of our quiet evenings but not this week. Sunshine Cindy and I went to help celebrate Matt’s son’s 4th birthday. It was held at the Tipsy Turtle. A perfect spot for kids with all the sand  for them to play in. The kids had fun and the grownups were able to have a few beers. We also dropped off the flyers for the upcoming Sloppy Joe Cook-Off we are having at the Turtle on Oct. 13th. We already have some folks registered. That should be fun.

Fun at the Tipsy Turtle

We have also heard Sago Sport Bar at the Palms is bringing back to Destin the band “Synergy.” This is the original members including Mike and Ike plus they will have Ron “Elvis” Adams performing with them. They will be playing Wednesday’s night starting October 3rd. If you remember them from back at the old original Harry T’s then you won’t want to miss them on Wednesday’s at Sago!

Tuesday and Wednesday evening we spent it at home working on Crab Island Mambo stuff. We have announced the Sloppy Joe Cook-Off we are co-sponsoring with Tipsy Turtle on the web site now. We also plan to be on the harbor during the Destin Seafood Festival Oct 5-7 at the Turtle with some of our merch. Stop by and see us and grab an ice cold beer for both events.

Destin Seafood festival 2011

Tonight we will be out watching the Browns play on Thursday night football. Not sure where we will go yet. So many places around here to watch sports. Plus we have friends who want us to stop at the Rotten Apple too. Matt and Mindy are playing from 5-9.

Could the restaurant be coming to Destin?

I saved the best for last. It continues to be a rumor but we have heard it from so many people that I think it will happen. We have thought Lulu’s was going to take over the old Lucky Snapper building at Harborwalk. We have heard this for the past year. Now it looks like big brother Jimmy Buffett is going to open a Margaritaville there instead. It has not been confirmed yet but from all the chatter I have heard I believe it will happen. How cool will that be to have a Margaritaville on our harbor! We shall see.

Have a great weekend. See ya Monday!

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