Bud and Alleys in PC already out of business.

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  1. tide12

    tide12 Beach Lover

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    Hardly surprising, considering PC's redneck tourist demographic. Fine dining establishments and PC do not go together.
     
  2. Matt J

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    I think it was more of looking at a long winter and huge empty restaurant.
     
  3. tide12

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    The chains at Pier Park stay busy year round.
     
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    Was just looking at the trip advisor ratings and they were mostly 2 stars as all of them said they had sticker shock as panama city not ready for $35 dinners and many said the food wasn't good. It shows you that because a restaurant does well in one area doesn't always transfer to another.
     
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    tide 12 , if not fine dining, then what would you call Saltwater Grill or 5 star Firefly. When did Bud and Alleys fall under the category of FINE DINING ?
     
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    Same thought here and you have to wonder exactly who did the marketing plan/due diligence prior to making the decision to opening up there. PC/PCB is not SOWAL (Thank Goodness) and attracts a different type of tourist.
     
  7. bentley williams

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    Such a shame. Dave did a great job renovating. It is very nice and I'm sure a lot of money was put into it.
     
  8. Leader of the Banned

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    In PCB it's all about cheap strong drinks and dartboards.
     
  9. Beach Runner

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    So sorry to hear this, David. We were anxious to try it on Labor Day Weekend.

    We have loved your food in SoWal ever since you opened B&A. I fondly remember the night when we were at Bud & Alley's and sitting next to Al and Tipper when he was running for office. So exciting! Great times there, and more to come.
     
  10. Lake View Too

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    Are you saying foosball is too sophisticated?
     
  11. Leader of the Banned

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    It takes up floor space. Where are you going to put the cases of bud light?
     
  12. Lake View Too

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    We watched "Beach Bargains" last night. There was a couple looking for a two bedroom gulf front condo. They wanted Destin. Their budget was around $300K. Their realtor showed them one about a half mile from beach for that price. Waterfront would be around $500K. In Panama City, most of the gulf fronts were $300K. They bought in P.C. for $200,000 cheaper in. That's a lot of bud Light!
     
  13. tide12

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    Firefly is just bad IMO, and Saltwater does not remotely qualify as "fine dining". One step above Red Lobster.
     
  14. seal

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    There are many locally owned restaurants in PC and PCB that do very well because they cater to their market, both locals and tourists. Bud and Alleys, obviously, did not. It is what it is, everything can't be 30A..
     
  15. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Same here! I was waiting until this fall for a lunch and dinner over that way! I'm really sad.
     
  16. steel1man

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    you can still get your $4.00 plus
    Shrimp dinner
     
  17. steel1man

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    meant $4.00 per shrimp dinners....
     
  18. carson

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    Okay what am I now...Diver Scallops, Grouper Grilled or Blackened, Airline Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes, Fried Seafood Platter, NY Strip or 6 oz Tenderloin and tonight's special is Neiman Ranch pork chops.......Answer...every entree menu at 80% of the highend restaurants on 30a. Dont get me wrong damn good in most cases, but mix in something different.
     
  19. Lady D

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    My hubby and I stay in PC Beach and are here now until Wednesday. We have no interest in cheap strong drinks or dartboards. We are here to enjoy the beach and do other activities.
     
  20. poppy

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    I doubt PCB has any desire to be like SOWAL. Why the nose in the air?
     

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