Origin, the first building in The Towne of Seahaven in Panama City Beach is nearing completion with closings expected to begin this month. When completed, The Towne of Seahaven will have an approximately 6.6 acre village with retail and dining. Some of the tenants already placed include:
- Johnny O’ Quigley’s Irish Pub and Grille – with its old World Irish pub motif, is a family-friendly restaurant specializing in all made-by-scratch menu items, including Kansas City Style BBQ.
- Rum Runners – a full-service restaurant, live entertainment venue and sports bar all in one offering casual dining and featuring a mix of live entertainment and customer participation.
- Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar and Grill – the famous New Orleans daiquiri and frozen drink bar is a family-friendly eatery with plenty of café sidewalk seating and a great place to watch your favorite game.
- Uptown Beach – an upscale beach-inspired boutique featuring the collections of resort brand design for women and trendy collections for young adults, uniquely blending contemporary and resort styles.
- Beach Bling – a ladies’ accessories store featuring sterling silver, unique designer and handmade moderately priced jewelry and other accessory collections funky to formal and whimsical to bold.
- Liz and Jane Clothes – brings their signature look to The Village of Seahaven with a unique collection of casual, urban, natural, funky and chic clothing designed for maximum comfort.
- The Seahaven Company Store – will carry everything from beach towels to quality logo T-shirts to keepsakes that you can treasure for a lifetime.
When done, The Towne of Seahaven will have endless pedestrian friendly walking opportunities with strategically placed retail, shops, grab & go eateries, and dining amenities and over 2000 residential/vacation units. Other amenities will include a waterpark for the kids, a private beach club, a spa, conference center, events plaza, and more.
I am still a firm believer that once we get the new airport completed, Pier Park completed and nationwide industry begins to recognize this area as a great place to come, we will see a huge growth opportunity. And guess who’s going to be positioned perfectly? Seahaven. Think about it: 1400 feet on the Gulf, 1/2 mile from Pier Park, 20 minutes from the new airport, right on Front Beach Road (the CRA’s timeline is right in line with development here) and a first building that DOES NOT look like a boring concrete box on the beach. Find me another building that looks as beautiful as Origin. Over the weekend, my wife said the next most beautiful building on the beach is the Shores of Panama, but (please take to offense Shore’s owners, you’ve got a great place) the only exterior treatments they have to dress it up is multi-colored exterior walls with some small accentual treatments close to the top. The developer of Seahaven could have chose to VE out (value engineer) a lot of these exterior accents, but chose not to.
The bottom line: sure the market has changed, but Origin is still the nicest condo in Panama City Beach, and Seahaven still has more potential than any other resort in Panama City Beach. I’m excited to see this new development flourish.
I was scheduled to tour the building Friday, but they ended up having to close the building because they were trying to finish up some details to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy. I was told today that I will get the full tour on Thursday and will be allowed to take photos and video of the inside of the building and some of the units. Below are some pictures and video of the outside.
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