During the devastating Hurricane Sally, loose barges damaged the Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the Three-Mile Bridge, rendering it useless for travel. Customers from Pensacola are now forced to use the Garcon Point Bridge to get to and from Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. The amount of travel time now required to get to locations across the bridge leaves businesses struggling to make sales.
This incident on top of the unprecedented pandemic leaves local businesses in need of massive community support. The Three-Mile Bridge may not be repaired until early 2021, but that shouldn’t mean you don’t enjoy the local shops and food you love. This community has had each other’s backs through countless hurricanes, a pandemic, and much more. The community support must continue through the Three-Mile Bridge incident, and you can help!
This is a call to all locals to help your favorite place remain open. When you finally make it out to the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach area, you would be sad to see your favorite businesses closed, so act now! Keep reading for four ways that you can support Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach businesses while the bridge is being repaired.
1. Online Shopping
Travel time from Pensacola to Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach has been significantly increased, so your favorite businesses need your support even if you aren’t physically shopping in their store. Go to your favorite business’ website and shop til’ you drop! Add items to your cart guilt-free because you get items you love all while supporting businesses during this tough time.
2. Gift Cards
Help businesses maintain the income they need to stay open and pay their employees during these tough times by buying a gift card now. You can use the gift card later when you have enough time to make it out that way or when the bridge is finally repaired.
Do you have that picky family member you can never find a gift for? Buy a gift card from your favorite Gulf Breeze or Pensacola Beach business so they can pick a gift they will surely love! A gift card is also perfect if you want to support a business right now, but don’t know exactly what you want yet.
3. Follow on Social Media
Find your favorite Gulf Breeze or Pensacola Beach business on social media and click the “follow” button! Make sure you check all the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and more. “Liking”, leaving comments, and sharing posts can increase the likelihood someone new will become exposed to their business on that platform.
This simple and free way to support a business could be the reason someone discovers your favorite business and makes a purchase. This is a win-win situation as their social media following will grow and you will stay up to date on all of their new products and deals.
4. Leave a Review
Do you have a favorite Gulf Breeze and/or Pensacola Beach businesses and want to shout it from a rooftop for everyone to hear? Well, a rooftop can be a little dangerous so keep yourself safe and leave them a review online. Your opinion matters and can help someone else when they are deciding where to shop or eat. You can leave a review on Google, Yelp, social media, and many other websites.
Wondering What Businesses You Can Support?
Here are a few businesses by type that are open in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach:
While ordering for delivery from these businesses may not be feasible if you are in Pensacola, buying a gift card can be a great way to support them directly. Check out these places to eat in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach:
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Fun & Activities
Missing out on your favorite activities in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach? Buy a gift card now to have something to look forward to once you finally make it out that way. Here are a few great places to visit:
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Shopping in-store is fun, but have you ever sat on your couch in pajamas and shopped from the comfort of your own home? Here are some Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach businesses that have online stores:
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Health & Fitness
Take care of local businesses by taking care of yourself! You may learn some new tips to improve your health and fitness at these locations:
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Beauty & Spa
Beauty and spa businesses want to help you become stress-free and when you purchase their services, they also become stress-free! Treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of these locations:
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Support Your Favorite Business Today, For Tomorrow!
As you have seen there are multiple ways to support businesses in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach, even for free. Be sure to support the community you love so much and wish to maintain. Who will you support and how will you do it?