Groundbreaking recently took place for the new Ono Island Fire Station No. 4, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. It will be constructed by MW Rogers Construction Co. and was designed by McCollough Architecture of Orange Beach to withstand 175 mph wind speeds. It will include six bunk rooms, a private office, an emergency medical service room, two apparatus…Read More
Local author Andy Andrews recently opened his Wisdom Harbour Studios and General Store at The Wharf in Orange Beach, which is now home to his live show and podcast studio. Andrews, a New York Times Best Seller author, grew up in Orange Beach and overcame hardships as a homeless, orphaned teen to become an author,…Read More
Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty recently celebrated the successes of its real estate sales associates for 2020. “Top Overall Sales Agent of the Year,” “Top Buyer’s Agent” and “Top Sales and Listing Agent” for Gulf Shores was Sandy Davenport. “Top Listing Agent of the Year” and “Top Listing Agent” for Orange Beach was Erin Kaiser. “Top…Read More
After closing due to a fire in May,Moe’s Original BBQ in Orange Beach has announced it will reopen on January 22, according toAl.com. Live music will start at 6:30 p.m. with performances by singer-songwriters Brent Cobb and Rob Aldridge. According to information released by the chain, the rebuilding effort has brought some changes, with 800…Read More
The Orange Beach City Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the execution of a performance contract with nonprofit Makos Academics, Arts and Athletics Club (MAAAC), The Islander recently reported. The agreement will provide a maximum aggregate amount of $775,000 in funding to be used to support extracurricular and after-school activities related to athletics, arts…Read More
The City of Orange Beach’s Continuing Excellence Program recently released its winter and spring 2021 schedule, The Islander reports. The program offers a variety of free workshops, classes and events for adults in the community. Beginner Portuguese, French and Spanish; ballet, jazz, tap, theater, line and Latin dancing; a beginner music workshop; creative writing; “BioBlitz”…Read More
GulfCoastNewsToday.com reports that the Orange Beach City Council is looking to borrow $50-60 million in bonds to fund several capital improvements. Mayor Tony Kennon says the city is “essentially debt free” and wants to take advantage of low interest rates. The bond issuance, which would be paid back over a 20-year period with annual payments…Read More
According to Al.com, U-Haul paid $2.4 million for St. Francis Plaza, a 73,771-ft2 neighborhood retail center at 2501 Government Street in Mobile, according to Amanda Goldman of Stirling Properties, who represented the seller. Also in Mobile, investors paid $1.8 million for a 4,700-ft2 commercial center at 5167 Rangeline Service Road North, according to Andrew Chason…Read More
With the longtime CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Herb Malone set to retire next year, the board of directors recently voted to name Beth Gendler, current vice president of sales & sports commission, as the next CEO. Gendler will become the organization’s second president and CEO in its 27-year history. She has…Read More
According to a recent email from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have recently welcomed the following eateries to the area: Brookman’s Smokehouse provides smoked fish and meats, and everything is made-to-order from scratch in-house; OSO Early, a sister restaurant to OSO at Bear Point, focuses on breakfast, brunch, coffees…Read More
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