What's in Store
A roundup of retail happenings throughout the Emerald Coast
Janna K. Taylor
Seascape Towne Centre is the newest retail complex to hit Destin, offering a little something for everyone. Located on Highway 98, in the foreground of Seascape Resort, this family-friendly entertainment district features unique activities like the Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade, Aerial Entertainment rope course and live music scenes. The Acme Oyster House, Mezcal Grill and Moo La-La Ice Cream are just a few places to sate your appetite after a day of shopping among the coastal-chic boutiques and market shops the plaza encompasses!
Southern Living magazine has long been a Southerner’s go-to guide for home décor, delicious country cookin’ and fashion advice. Its pages come to life in the Destin Commons, where Southern Living opened its second store. In addition to the magazine’s own brand-named goods, shoppers can enjoy product lines from Lamon Luther, 1818 Farms and Natural Life. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or redesigning your home, Southern Living will keep you on trend.
Autumn has arrived at Pensacola’s Pink Market, providing women with the season’s must-have fashions. Bell-sleeved Buddy Love dresses are contemporary and comfy, designed to be dressed up or dressed down. Owner Brooklyn Melton suggests layering a Sugar Lips cropped jacket over your favorite top, worn with slim-fit jeans and booties for an instant fall upgrade.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Liv Pies Bakery now serves the Destin area. Though pies may be their specialty, don’t let the name fool you! Liv Pies showcases delectable displays of cakes, cookies, and pastries of all varieties to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Market Shops of Sandestin is now serving as a second location for Charlie’s Donuts. Charlie’s Donut Truck has developed a huge local following in Alys Beach, where patrons line up to nab one of the glazed, flavor-filled donuts before they’re all gone. The same rules apply: Get there early, because Charlie’s only remains open while supplies last!
Off to the Market New to Panama City Beach is Lucky’s Market, a health-conscious grocery store that found its home in Albertsons Plaza. Its origins are in Boulder, Colorado, where two chefs combined the freshness found in farmer’s markets, butcheries and bakeries all into one place. Lucky’s wholesome quality caught on, and the store has now expanded to 11 different states. This is a store that places a huge emphasis on procuring local vendors’ wares; so you’ll never be left wondering from where your goods come!