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Gulf Shores to pay $30k for impact study of Gulf State Park renovations | WPMI

January 20, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — As major renovations continue at the Gulf State Park, the city of Gulf Shores is preparing for the impact on residents.

City officials have approved thousands of dollars to pay for a study on what the projects will mean for traffic, economic development and more.

via Gulf Shores to pay $30k for impact study of Gulf State Park renovations | WPMI.

Gulf Shores looks to study impact of Gulf State Park developments | The Islander

January 19, 2017

During last week’s work session, Gulf Shores city leaders discussed a potential $30,000 study to look at what impact changes coming to Gulf State Park could have on the city.

Steve Griffin, city administrator, told the council he hoped the city would approve the study being done with Sasaki and Associates.

“I’d like to look at how to blend our community with the state park and blend the state park with our community so that we’re not doing this in an isolated way,” Griffin said.

via Gulf Shores looks to study impact of Gulf State Park developments | The Islander.

Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com

January 17, 2017

When the city of Gulf Shores announced plans to partner with a private developer to build a 240-room hotel and conference center near its public beach, social media lit up with criticism.

On Facebook, the backlash dwelled on a common theme: The city is overdeveloped by the tourism industry and elected officials are not looking out for longtime residents.

via Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com.

Free eCycling & Shredding Event

January 16, 2017

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber is pleased to announce our annual free electronic recycling event to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – Noon in the Alabama State Park Pavilion parking lot. The Conservation & Natural Resources Council, the City of Gulf Shores, and the City of Orange Beach work together each year to accept electronics and documents for paper shredding.

via Free eCycling & Shredding Event.

Gulf Shores moves forward with public-private partnership | WPMI

January 11, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala, (WPMI) — The Gulf Beach District gets a new tenant. Surprisingly even some of the neighbors say they like the idea too.

The plan is for a seven story 240 room hotel and conference center that will sit directly across from Ross Roecker home.

“This is an area that everybody wonders why its the way it is, so I have nothing to say other than, when it looks nice it won’t maybe block my view, but I’ve been here 20 years and it doesn’t make any difference when I’m standing here,” said Roecker.

via Gulf Shores moves forward with public-private partnership | WPMI.

Saunders Yachtworks Adds New Dry Storage Facility | Marlin Magazine

January 10, 2017

Saunders Yachtworks in Gulf Shores

Saunders Yachtworks in Gulf Shores, Alabama, recently added a long-term dry storage yard at the company’s primary location to its portfolio of marine-related services.

“As the number of boats using our coast has increased, we have seen a corresponding increase in demand for out-of-water storage,” says John Fitzgerald, CEO of Saunders. “Our new yard expansion will provide a safe, secure and convenient place to store boats on the hard during times like hurricane season and winter months, or any period our customers will be away from their boats and don’t want to worry.

via Saunders Yachtworks Adds New Dry Storage Facility | Marlin Magazine.

Cool Shops at the Beach: Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense | AL.com

January 05, 2017

It opened up a few months ago, but Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense has become one of the trendiest shops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

No, they don’t carry the latest in beach apparel or trendy decor and furniture. Nope, Electric Seahorse just carries vinyl, musical instruments and other — well– other awesome stuff.

via Cool Shops at the Beach: Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense | AL.com.

Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - After a big storm pushed its way through south Alabama, many in Gulf Shores are spending the third day of the new year cleaning up.

“When I was coming over the bridge, that’s when the winds shifted really quick and in different directions,” TCBY Assistant Manager Chris Colbert explained.

via Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again

January 04, 2017

Every storm is different. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has been through just about all of them.

“It was a little scary for a while,” says zoo director Patti Hall. “I don’t get scared and even I was little scared for a couple minutes.” That’s about all the time they had before the business of getting the zoo back open was in full swing. “We’re a pro at doing that after three hurricanes.”

via Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again.

State dredging at Little Lagoon Pass causing frustration for Gulf Shores residents | WPMI

December 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Frustration is mounting among residents in Gulf Shores over a State maintained bridge and waterway.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has to remove sand from the Little Lagoon Pass, along the Beach Highway, often to keep water flowing.

However, locals say they want more done.

via State dredging at Little Lagoon Pass causing frustration for Gulf Shores residents | WPMI.

Man suspected of arson at a duplex in Gulf Shores | AL.com

December 30, 2016

The Gulf Shores Police Department has arrested George Tucker Grau in connection with a house fire in Gulf Shores on December 22.

The Gulf Shores PD and the Gulf Shores Fire Department responded to the location at 128 West Lagoon Drive when reports of a fire were called in. Fire officials were able to extinguish the flames once they arrived. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

via Man suspected of arson at a duplex in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Construction Projects Changing the View at Baldwin Beaches

December 24, 2016

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The Gulf State Park project is beginning to peek over the fences along Perdido Beach Highway and from the elevation of the state park pier, a better sense of the footprint of the project.

Expected to open in 2018, it is just one of the major projects currently changing the view along the coastline.

via Construction Projects Changing the View at Baldwin Beaches.

Troy forces five turnovers, beats Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl | AL.com

December 24, 2016

Troy capped off its most-successful season as an FBS school with a thrilling bowl victory in its home state on Friday night.

The Trojans forced five Ohio turnovers – converting three of them into touchdowns – to claim a 28-23 win before a crowd of 32,377 in the Dollar General Bowl at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Troy ends the season at 10-3, its first double-digit victory season since 2000, when it was a member of the Division I-AA Southland Conference.

via Troy forces five turnovers, beats Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl | AL.com.

Gulf Shores home destroyed in Dec. 22 blaze | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

December 23, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – A house on West Lagoon Avenue in Gulf Shores was considered a total loss after a five on the morning of Dec. 22.

Battalion Chief Kevin Tolbert said crews initially got the call at 5:20 a.m.

“We were called out to a fully involved structure fire,” Tolbert said. “When the first crew arrived on the scene it was already fully involved. At that time the main objective was to protect exposure next door. It was taking a lot of heat so we got that protected.

via Gulf Shores home destroyed in Dec. 22 blaze | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

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