My Wish List for SoWal

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  1. NotDeadYet

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    Add a Costco and a Fresh Market at Pier Park too please!
     
  3. Beach Runner

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    I personally prefer having no businesses in South Walton that I can find in Atlanta. That's what first attracted us to the area -- the uniqueness of it all and no big boxes.
     
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    Whole foods would be awesome , trader joes and target and or CVS .. Wish we had a Houston's or seasons 52 or a great farm to table restaurant
     
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    Trader Joes would be nice, maybe that new 30 Avenue!
     
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    There is a Target in Destin and Pier Park, and CVS stores in Carillion/Inlet and Miramar. We don't need more box stores in Sowal!
     
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    Here's what I'd like (I know, dream on!)

     
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    A Trader Joe's would be great at the Sandestin Market Shops!!! I've thought that for years. I wouldn't mind an auto parts store on 98 in SRB also--I'm against all fast food, and huge big box stores.

    Further in Destin I wish we could get a crate&barrell or a West Elm. Maybe by Destin commons... A real Gap would be nice also. For some odd reason we get the reputation for great shopping and in the reality it sucks.

    I also dont know why Destin commons and Pier Park made it so difficult to go shopping in the rain. We all know how the outlet gets, and there is nothing else to do when it rains here. It's bad architecture if you ask me.
     
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    Compared to Andalusia we have incredible shopping.
     
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    Compared to where I live in GA, South Walton has incredible shopping. But I do everything online, so I don't need to shop when I'm at our homes in Georgia and South Walton. I prefer virtual shopping. For years until Watercolor Publix was built, I picked up grocery items at Modica. Then if I had a bigger list, I drove to PCB. No problem.
     
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    I'm afraid it may remain wishful thinking to hope for a Trader Joes in Sowal. Among their numerous criteria, Trader Joes will only open shop in a neighborhood that has a high density of middle class young families with at least two children who are within walking distance. They also look for proximity to large highways and colleges. When I am at my Dune Allen home I head with a cooler to Trader Joes in Tallahassee whenever I go over there to visit relatives. They are lucky to have their TJs considering only a crazy person would head across 8 lanes of traffic with two kids to walk to their store!!!
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Couldn't live without my Publix stores here in SoWal.. But all other big stores can go to Pier Park/PCB.. That's a very easy drive.
     
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    More like Hilton Head: Tree-shaded bike paths and residential/commercial buildings not being crammed in such small spaces.
     

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