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Aldi makes grand entrance in Crestview

May 18, 2023
Laurel Hill resident Pacita Alexander was one of more than 100 customers who kept a close eye on the front door of the new Aldi discount grocery store on the morning of May 18. There were just 15 minutes to go before Aldi’s grand opening at 2680 S. Ferdon Blvd., on an outparcel of the Crestview Commons shopping center.

Helen Back brings its signature pies back to Crestview

May 17, 2023
Featuring pizza pies with names such as All Olives Matter, Cheesesteak Rivalry, and Rueben Me The Wrong Way, Helen Back Pizza is settling into its new home in Crestview. The restaurant opened on April 19 with dine-in, takeout and delivery service at 1296 N. Ferdon Blvd., in a renovated building that formerly housed David’s Catfish House. The new Helen Back seats a little more than 150 customers in its approximately 4,500-square-foot space, the restaurant’s operating manager, Chris Sehman, said on May 11.

FPL invites nearby residents to learn about proposed solar center

April 12, 2023
Neighbors who live near the site of a new proposed solar energy center recently got their first good look at the possible project. A new Florida Power & Light solar energy center which would be located a few miles west of Crestview and just south of Interstate 10 is in the early permitting stages. FPL representatives invited the nearby neighbors to an open house on April 6 to discuss the project.

New businesses for Crestview Commons confirmed

March 22, 2023
Businesses at the long-awaited Crestview Commons development could begin opening as early as late April, according to the City of Crestview. “We are hoping for late April/early May (openings for the first business openings),” said Chance Leavins, public information manager for the City of Crestview.

FPL brings Santa Rosa County solar energy center online

February 7, 2023
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) brought 10 new solar energy centers online throughout Florida Feb. 1. FPL now has 60 solar energy centers installed statewide – capable of generating enough clean, emissions-free energy to power approximately 900,000 homes throughout the state.

Gas prices could face roller coaster ride

January 2, 2023
As average gasoline prices have moved back above $3 a gallon in Florida, a tech company that monitors the fuel industry foresees prices above $4 a gallon in 2023.

Pensacola Airport looks to expand in next few years

November 8, 2022
The past couple of years have seen a record breaking amount of people coming through the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). At the end of September, the 2022 numbers came in. Approximately 2.4 million passengers went through PNS during the past fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 1 each year.

Electric bills likely to increase in 2023

September 13, 2022

Florida residents and businesses likely will get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to struggle with increased costs of natural gas.

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. filed petitions Friday at the state Public Service Commission that detailed expected costs in 2023.

Florida supply chain issues still linger well into 2022

August 17, 2022

Businesses across the United States have been hurting amid economic pressures such as inflation and supply chain issues. The Sunshine State’s businesses are no exception.

A recent study found that, as of April 2022, 44.7% of Florida businesses are experiencing domestic supplier delays and 26.1% are seeing delivery or shipping delays to their customers.

Tough road ahead: Truckers feel brunt of gas prices

June 14, 2022

Whether you are driving across the United States or across town, it takes gas to get there.

In the last few months, that has become complicated as gas prices for all types of gas have soared due to inflation.