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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 4:43 AM
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Thumbs up Alabama Gulf Coast

I wanted to create this thread to discuss developments along the Alabama gulf coast as there appears to be a lot of new developments recently.
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 4:58 PM
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GULF SHORES, Alabama -
A part of Gulf Shores that most folks never see is being developed as the city's second coast, the intracoastal waterway.

Here is the link http://www.wkrg.com/story/22199019/n...to-gulf-shores
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 5:02 PM
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Here is an article from The Hollywood reporter about new Theme Park coming to Foley.

"Move over, Dollywood. The mega-hit Blue Collar Comedy trio of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy are prepping a theme park of their own."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-comics-449084
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 5:07 PM
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Two new Airlines to offer flights out of Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.
1. Southern Airways Express. (a start up airline from Memphis)
2. Southwest Airlines ( rumored to start later this year)

Here is a link to and article on AL.com
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/gulf...ands_low-.html
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 5:53 PM
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85 million dollar conference center coming to Gulf Shores state park.

Here is a link from AL.com

http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/gov_...ns_bill_2.html
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 9:27 PM
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Two new Airlines to offer flights out of Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.
1. Southern Airways Express. (a start up airline from Memphis)
2. Southwest Airlines ( rumored to start later this year)

Here is a link to and article on AL.com
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/gulf...ands_low-.html
Wow, that would be a pretty big boon for the Alabama Gulf coast if true. I'm assuming this would be a seasonal operation.

(Little start up airlines like SAE appears to be pop up and fail all the time; I wouldn't bat an eyelash at it unless it's still around in 2 years.)
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 9:56 PM
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25 new restaurants coming to the island this summer

I know the oil spill had an effect on the restaurant scene, looks like its coming back strong. Remains to be seen if the tourist can support 25 new ones.

http://www.wkrg.com/story/22459042/2...d-orange-beach
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2013, 12:01 AM
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On that note about restaurants Toby Keith " I Love This Bar and Grill" coming to the Wharf.
http://www.orangebeach.ws/component/...s-to-the-wharf
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2013, 12:05 AM
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Also The Wharf has a new lighting show that was created by a group that did one for Disney called SPECTRA. Its pretty cool.
http://youtu.be/qibOR8Svs5w
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Wow, that would be a pretty big boon for the Alabama Gulf coast if true. I'm assuming this would be a seasonal operation.

(Little start up airlines like SAE appears to be pop up and fail all the time; I wouldn't bat an eyelash at it unless it's still around in 2 years.)

First of all, good idea for a thread! Welcome to all Baldwin Co neighbors

As for Southwest, I don't see them flying into Gulf Shores given their recent move to Pensacola, only about 40 (?) mins a way. Do airlines usually fly into locations so close? They're in Panama City but that's a solid 2-2 1/2 hour drive from P'cola.
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2013, 4:38 PM
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GULF SHORES, Alabama -
A part of Gulf Shores that most folks never see is being developed as the city's second coast, the intracoastal waterway.

Here is the link http://www.wkrg.com/story/22199019/n...to-gulf-shores
This sounds like it has the potential to be really exciting. I've been saying for years that Gulf Shores needs a sort of downtown city-center, and this could serve as a solution to that problem. Overall, though, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach need to improve walkability and curb the sprawl before it completely destroys the natural beauty of the area
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2013, 3:00 PM
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I totally agree. I think this could become the "urban core" of the future Gulf Shores.
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