Gulf Place Welcomes Four New Merchants

Gulf Place Welcomes Four New Merchants


Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (December 4, 2014) - Gulf Place on 30A announces four new businesses that have recently joined their town center. The Gulf Place community is pleased to have the very first 30A Store, The Perfect Pig, Islanders Coastal Outfitters, and a new concept to the Emerald Coast, Preacher’s Kitchen, joining their increasing marketplace.


The very first 30A Store recently opened its doors in Gulf Place, after joining forces with the team at Sunrise Coffee Company. Located next to La Playa at the corner of County Road 393 and Scenic Highway 30A, the new 30A Store is one of the few retail locations along 30A that offers a view of the Gulf of Mexico! So you can sit at the 30A store's new bar, look out at the Gulf, enjoy delicious food by Sunrise Coffee Company, drink fresh 30A Coffee or a cold draft 30A Beach Blonde beer AND browse a large selection of Official 30A Gear. Watch for special events coming soon to the 30A Store, including book-signings, Mimosa League meetings, live music by local talents and more.


Vickie and Jeff Miller are excited to be opening their second location of The Perfect Pig in Gulf Place. No strangers to the area, the Millers moved to Seaside in 1999 and have lived in the area full time for the last 12 years. The inaugural Perfect Pig Gourmet Market opened in Seagrove in November of 2012 and has had continued success ever since. The locally owned and operated business is a favorite of locals as well as visitors. The restaurant recently received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and a mention in Garden & Gun’s Readers Choice Dishes in Dixie. Similar to the original location, The Perfect Pig in Gulf Place will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Signature menu items include brown sugar bacon, house-made chicken tortilla soup and a crackling pork paninis. It will also offer a number of local brews and premium wines to compliment your meal. Hours are seasonal, with breakfast beginning at 8 am - until. More information can be found on The Perfect Pig’s Facebook page, and by calling (850) 231-0701.


Also joining The Perfect Pig family in Seagrove and Gulf Place will be the Miller’s newest restaurant venture, Preacher’s Kitchen. Just two doors down from The Perfect Pig’s Gulf Place location, Preacher’s Kitchen will be a counter-style eatery serving build-your-own gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads with a number of sauces, toppings, chutneys, and cheeses to add to your meal. In addition, the restaurant will serve Parmesan truffle fries, homemade shakes, desserts and an extensive wine and beer menu.


The fourth new concept joining Gulf Place is Islanders Coastal Outfitters, formerly located in Grayton Beach. Islanders has been serving the Gulf Coast since 1980 with 'Island-style Aloha Y'all' service. Islanders Coastal Outfitters was co-founded in September 1980 by high school classmates John Hambleton and Bill Neil. The original Islanders location was the classic two-story yellow tin roofed wooden building in downtown Fort Walton Beach, which is now occupied by another shop. Founder John Hambleton explained, "We had other options for another Islanders location in this area, but we felt that Gulf Place has that kind of laid back and cool beach feeling that we look for when locating our shops. Gulf Place is the kind of place we would want to hang out if we were on vacation here on 30A." Today Islanders carries brands like Oakley and Ray-Ban sunglasses, surf brands like Hurley and Billabong and sandal brands like Olukai and Reef. Hambleton added "Since we opened in 1980, we have always tried to serve our locals in addition to the visitors. We select our merchandise so as to be more affordable than some retailers in the area."