Pensacola high information tales: Nov. 13-17
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Pizzaioli Italian Delicacies set to open in west Pensacola in December
Pensacola’s Blue Angel Grill closed its doorways this summer time, however an Italian restaurant is about to open within the house by December.
Restaurant choices could be slim-pickings on Pensacola’s west facet, which made Blue Angel Grill an area staple for beneficiant parts of teriyaki rooster, hand-sculpted burgers and hand-breaded shrimp.
The restaurant introduced its closure in a social media assertion over the summer time, noting there can be potential for a brand new location.
Full story:A from-scratch Italian restaurant is about to exchange a west Pensacola favourite
Pensacola airport PNS terminal enlargement is years within the making
Earlier than leaving workplace in November final yr, former Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson started placing plans into movement that he hoped would culminate in an estimated $70 million enlargement of the Pensacola Worldwide Airport terminal.
Indicators that the airport had lastly outgrown its bones grew to become evident on the time because it started struggling to accommodate planes that landed and was coming near capability.
“I believe we’ll want a second terminal,” Robinson stated throughout a weekly press convention in Might 2021. “We have been speaking about it. Within the long-term plan, it is already there.”
The variety of passengers throughout that time-frame was 10% above the identical week in 2019. Extra lately, the Pensacola airport had a record-breaking passenger rely in fiscal yr 2023, seeing a 17% enhance from 2021.
Full story:Pensacola airport’s $70 million enlargement has been years within the making. What to know
Potential new breakfast and lunch restaurant on East 9 Mile Street
A brand new sit-down breakfast and lunch restaurant could possibly be coming quickly to East 9 Mile Street, in response to the challenge’s filings with Escambia County.
The identify of the restaurant has not been shared but, however the chain has 60 areas throughout the U.S., in response to the challenge’s builders in an electronic mail accompanying their first utility.
The challenge’s builders initially utilized for approval from Escambia County’s Growth Assessment Committee in late Might and had a distinct location on East 9 Mile Street deliberate for the brand new restaurant.
The builders of the restaurant utilized to the Growth Assessment Committee once more on Oct. 11 for approval of the challenge with a brand new location. The Growth Assessment Committee mentioned the up to date challenge throughout pre-application conferences on Nov. 1 and its approval remains to be underneath assessment.
Right here’s what we all know concerning the new restaurant challenge that might quickly be in-built Ferry Go.
Full story:A breakfast-and-lunch chain could possibly be opening a brand new restaurant on East 9 Mile Street
American flamingos sighted at Navy Level Park close to NAS Pensacola
The true chook nerds of Northwest Florida needed to really feel at the least a twinge of one thing this yr as studies of flamingo sightings got here in not solely from throughout the remainder of the state, but in addition a lot of the remainder of the nation.
“I would not say we have been jealous, perhaps slightly envious,” stated Julie Schiro, vp and program chair for the Pensacola-based Francis M. Weston chapter of the Audubon Society.
They now not must really feel not noted, as the long-lasting pink birds lastly arrived, and within the flesh versus as yard ornamentation.
Full story:Escambia County ‘chook nerds’ are thrilled to have, lastly, discovered flamingos in Pensacola
9 Mile Street is not up within the nation anymore | Troy Moon
There are good individuals on this planet, regardless of the near-smothering ugliness.
I simply noticed two examples back-to-back out at a meals truck within the north a part of Escambia County, whereas ready for my photographer Tony to indicate up for an task. First, a person pumping gasoline close to the meals truck bought a pair tacos for a homeless man sitting off throughout the parking zone underneath some timber on the chilly, chilly Halloween morning. The person – I did not get his identify – simply paid for the tacos, pointed to the homeless man, bought in his pickup truck and drove off. When the tacos have been prepared, the supervisor walked them over to the grateful fella. (The meals truck known as Frontera’s Tacos and the meals is wonderful. Tony introduced some again from the picture shoot and everybody right here on the PNJ was blown away. Boss even stated it is her new favourite place and we’re speaking about one other PNJ Frontera’s lunch any day now. Extra on Frontera’s in a bit. However critically. Nice meals.)
As I am standing round watching this act of kindness unfold, a person comes out of the gasoline station and sees scruffy me hanging round. He supplied me a greenback. I’ve that sort of look, you already know. I advised him how variety he was, however no thanks. But it surely was actually variety, so I needed to inform him once more how grateful I’m that there are individuals like him right here on this robust, robust world. I needed to discover out his identify. Archie Baker, thanks once more. If individuals such as you and the taco-buying do-gooder are inhabiting my new neighborhood, then this transfer goes to be simply wonderful.
Full story:From Westside Tales to 9 Mile Tales – new neighborhood, new gems, new challenges