Also in Business Observer: Tuesday Morning, Petco, Focaccia, Coastal Cloud
The old boat dock is now more of a wedding deck.
Shane Bonner and fellow Palm Coast resident Brad Huffstetler bought the former Palm Coast Yacht Club building at the northern end of Florida Park Drive, in January, and it has been reopened, reimagined and upgraded as a new “upper tier” events venue called Channel Side.
“We changed out all the floors, the paint, the lighting,” Bonner said. “We’re redoing the dock, we’ve put a new roof on, we re-landscaped. It’s definitely a lot different.”
The result, Bonner and Huffstetler hope, will fill a niche in Palm Coast for a range of events, including weddings, anniversary parties, sweet 16 birthday parties or quincineras, bar mitzvahs, corporate meetings, celebrations of life, or other gatherings that want a “luxury space.”
Meanwhile, the Palm Coast Yacht Club is more of a social club, Bonner said, with meeting moving from venue to venue, rather than maintaining the overhead costs of the building.
For more information, visit channelsideclub.com.
Tuesday Morning, Petco open soon
Island Walk, formerly known as the Palm Harbor Shopping Center in northeast Palm Coast, has two major additions opening in the next week. Tuesday Morning opens at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23; Petco opens at 9 a.m. Sept. 26. Both stores received their certificates of occupancy last week.
Brass Tap, which is Unit 201 in Island Walk, also appliced for a commercial permit for $150,000.
Focaccia celebrates three years in Palm Coast
Traditional Roman pizza restaurant Focaccia is celebrating three years in business this month, at 85 Cypress Point Parkway. It’s a fast-casual pizza place with homemade, long-rise dough. Free samples are available on Saturday, Sept. 24. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
Coastal Cloud tops Salesforce.com list for customer satisfaction
As of Aug. 31, Coastal Cloud ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction among Salesforce.com Gold Level Alliance Partners in North America. Coastal Cloud is the only Gold Level Partner based in the Southeast.
Tim Hale and his wife, Sara, founded and still manage Coastal Cloud. Tim Hale says his team “the profound value of client testimonials.”
The company’s headquarters are in Palm Coast, with a recently opened center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Coastal Cloud was recently recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of Northeast Florida’s Best Places to Work. The Florida Economic Gardening Institute named Coastal Cloud to its 2015 list of 50 Florida Companies to Watch. Visit www.coastalcloud.us.
City issues 203 permits in a week
The city of Palm Coast issued 203 permits from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14, bringing the total construction value since Oct. 1, 2015, to $211.6 million in the city.
There were 13 single-family residential permits issued last week, including five by D.R. Horton in the C section. The most expensive residential permit was for $281,000 by Adams Homes at 36 Rollins Lane.