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    The Market Shops to Host December OneBlood Drive

    WHAT:
    The Market Shops will host the OneBlood Drive on Friday, December 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recently, The Market Shops October Blood Drive resulted in 14 units of blood which will benefit up to 42 patients. The OneBlood Big Red Bus®will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98.

    OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. A photo ID is required, and all donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening.

    Donors will also receive a OneBlood fleece blanket, a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company, a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, 10 percent off a purchase at Clean Juice, 10 percent off a purchase at Jon Smith Subs, 25 percent off a purchase at Pizza by the Sea, and a free sample along with 50 percent off any drink from Amavida Coffee Roasters located in The Market Shops. 

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on December 27 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

    ABOUT:    
    Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques, an array of eateries from casual to fine dining and signature annual events including The Bloody Mary Festival and more. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    WHEN:
    Friday, December 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    WHERE:
    The Market Shops
    9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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    The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Raises $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity - Walton County, FL

    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on November 2, 2019. The annual event, recently named “Best Local Event” by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, raised $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity - Walton County, a record-breaking amount for the festival. The sold-out event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and inventive Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle.

    Guests were greeted upon arrival with festive tomato-themed balloon décor, courtesy of Mingle, before entering the bustling courtyard and grand lawn, each full of restaurants, vendors, and merchants from The Market Shops. Event goers made their way around the tents sampling each Bloody Mary complete with over-the-top accoutrements in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders of Florida and Visit South Walton.

    Upon check-in, guests received a token in order to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards for the “Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.” At the end of the event, these votes were counted by Hill Coleman CPA and the following local restaurants were chosen as the winners:

    1st Place People’s Choice Award – Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar

    Beefy fajita-style Bloody Mary made with jalapeno-infused Cathead vodka, garnished with a chicken and cheese taco, spicy green bean, pickled jalapeño, fresh lime, and a bonus Rockin Tacos’ La Casa Margarita sidecar.

     2nd Place People’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut

                Infused Cathead vodka mixed with tomato juice, Frank’s Red Hot, horseradish, Worcestershire, fresh-squeezed limes and lemons, spicy green bean juice, celery seed, garlic, sea salt and pepper. Garnished with an Old Bay seasoning rim, stuffed olive, spicy green bean, cheddar cheese cube, jalapeño, and a freshly baked, hand-rolled cream cheese crab ball.

    3rd Place People’s Choice Award – Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi

    Signature house-made Bloody Mary with a spiced rim and topped with Jackacuda’s Nola sushi roll, a dynamite shrimp and an Asian zing boneless chicken wing.

    A panel of select food critics and local celebrities also judged each Bloody Mary and selected the following winner as the most delicious and most creative:

    Judge’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut

    All awards were custom made by local artist, Maxine Orange.

    There was plenty of food to go around during the festival provided byvarious restaurants located directly within The Market Shops, including Ben & Jerrys, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Clean Juice, Hebert’s Specialty Meats, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea. Apart from the Bloody Marys, guests sipped on local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company and champagne from the Bubbly Bar, courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

    Legendary Marine served a blue “Sea Water” cocktail made with Cathead Vodka, alongside two of their premier boats while Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast served a non-alcoholic “mock-tail” called the “Frozen Shoulder.” The newly added “Boozy Popsicles,” which were also made with Cathead Vodka and served by Swell Pops, were a big hit and offered a refreshing palette cleanser in between sips of Bloody Marys.

    During the event, guests enjoyed a hydration station by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, a commemorative photo booth by Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Legendary Marine and Visit South Walton, music by DJ Dad, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants.

    Rent Gear Here and Tail Grayton transformed the Grand Lawn into the ultimate tailgating experience with plenty of lounge seating and flat screen TVs live streaming college football, sponsored by Insurance Zone. Headlining the event was a live performance from Dread Clampitt on the main stage sponsored by Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.

    The Market Shops would like to thank the restaurants who competed for the title, including Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Blue Mabel, Camille's at Crystal Beach, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grits & Grind, Half Shell Oyster House, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi, LuLu’s Destin, Rockin Tacos, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shades Bar and Grill, Signature Catering of 30A, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, and The Surf Hut.

    Additional funds were raised through a Benefit Brunch held simultaneously with the festival at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, where 10 percent of proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. Jon Smith Subs also donated 10 percent of their sales from that day to the local nonprofit.

    Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, 30A Tents and Events, 98 Realty & Property Management Company, The Beachcomber, Beachworx, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Inside the Gates, Land • Air • Sea Productions, The Local, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Plantation Living, Proffitt PR, The Regatta Bay Way, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, Visit South Walton, The Walton Sun, and Waste Management.

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    The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Set for November 2, 2019

    Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity - Walton County 

    On Saturday, November 2, The Market Shops will host its 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity - Walton County. The annual event will feature unlimited tastes of South Walton’s most creative and innovative bloody marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast.

    For a $40 donation to attend, guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy unlimited tastes of up to 20 of South Walton’s most coveted bloody marys served in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders of Florida. Restaurants confirmed to compete for the 2019 Best Bloody Mary in South Walton include Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Blue Mabel, Camille's at Crystal Beach, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grits & Grind, Half Shell Oyster House, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi, Jim N’ Nicks Bar-B-Q, Lulu’s Destin, Mama Clemenza’s, Rockin’ Tacos, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shades Bar and Grill, Signature Catering of 30A, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, and The Surf Hut. A panel of select food critics and local celebrities will judge each bloody mary to select the winners for the most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted People’s Choice Award that is selected by each guest in attendance who’s votes will be tallied by Hill Coleman, CPA.

    “This is an event we look forward to hosting every year,” said Rob Duncan with The Market Shops. “We’re bringing the area’s leading restaurants together to showcase their true culinary talent and unique take on the classic bloody mary.”

    Apart from the bloody marys, there will also be plenty of food from the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, including Ben & Jerrys, Bijoux Restaurants + Spirits, Hebert’s Specialty Meats, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea, as well as juice shots by Clean Juice. There will be local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company along with champagne from the Bubbly Bar provided by Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard for guests to sip on. Guests will be able to cool off with newly added “boozy” popsicles provided by Swell Pops. A lounge area with additional seating and cornhole games provided by Rent Gear Here will be set up on the main lawn, along with SEC football streaming on the big screen provided by Tail Grayton courtesy of Insurance Zone.

    While sipping bloody marys, guests can enjoy a hydration station by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, a commemorative photo booth by Epic Photo Company courtesy of Legendary Marine, music by DJ Dad, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants. Headlining the event will be a live performance from Dread Clampitt on the main stage brought to you by Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.

    Parking will be available at The Market Shops on the day of the festival but is expected to fill up fast. There will be additional parking available at The Beach House located in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and a complimentary shuttle, provided by Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation courtesy of Beachworx, will travel to and from the festival from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    For guests traveling from out of town, there are special room rates available through the festival’s official lodging sponsors including the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, The Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and The Hyatt Place Sandestin. Too book your room, visit http://bit.ly/BloodyMaryFest2019.

    Bijoux Restaurant + Spirts will also be hosting a New-Orleans style brunch from 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. as part of the festival, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. Brunch will also include bottomless mimosas and a full-service bar. To make reservations, call 850-622-0760.

    Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $50. To learn more about The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival and to buy tickets, visit www.themarketshops.com. If you would like to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity on the day of the event, please email volunteer@waltoncountyhabitat.org.

    Money raised during the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity – Walton County, a local nonprofit housing organization that works toward building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.

    “We are so grateful to be named as the beneficiary for The Market Shops Annual Bloody Mary Festival once again” said Teresa Imdieke, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. “The proceeds raised help us operate on a day-to-day basis and build homes for those who need it most. We are dedicated to achieving our mission to provide everyone in Walton County with a safe and stable place to live.”

    Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, The Beachcomber, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Inside the Gates, Land • Air • Sea Productions, The Local, Maho Shades, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Plantation Living, Proffitt PR, The Regatta Bay Way, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, Visit South Walton, The Walton Sun, and Waste Management.

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    OneBlood to Host Two Blood Drives at The Market Shops in October

    WHAT:
    OneBlood will be having two Blood Drives in Miramar Beach in October, one hosted by Maple Street Biscuit Company on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 and the other, hosted by The Market Shops on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The OneBlood Big Red Bus®will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

    OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening.

    Those who donate blood on Saturday, Oct. 5 will receive a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company as well as a movie ticket that can be used at the AMC Theaters located in Destin Commons or at the New Vision Theaters Boulevard 10 located in Grand Boulevard Town Center.

    For the Halloween Blood Drive, taking place on Thursday, Oct. 31, all donors will receive a complimentary Halloween OneBlood t-shirt, a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company, a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, and 10 percent off a purchase at Clean Juice in The Market Shops.

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on May 17 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

    ABOUT:    
    Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques, an array of eateries from casual to fine dining and signature annual events including The Bloody Mary Festival and more. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    WHERE:
    The Market Shops
    9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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    The Market Shops to Celebrates Six-Year Anniversary with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.(July 16, 2019) The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the six-year anniversary of the shopping center.

    The community is invited to explore The Market Shops outdoor shopping center while enjoying live music by Boukou Groove, as well as light bites and complimentary refreshments from The Market Shops merchants. Those attending will receive a punch card with a map of the lifestyle center outlining specific merchants to visit throughout the night. Guests will receive a stamp from each shop they visit on their pass card. Once the fully stamped card is returned to the check-in table, it will be entered in to the grand prize drawing featuring gift cards, baskets, special merchant products, and more provided by the merchants and participating Chamber members.

    In conjunction with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, guests are also invited to celebrate the six-year anniversary of The Market Shops. The property underwent a major renovation at the beginning of 2014, which included significant exterior repair, courtyard and walkway redesign, as well as cosmetic enhancements such as landscaping. The lawn on the east side of the property has also been expanded and refreshed to host festivals, concerts and other special events, such as The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival and Free Fitness on the Lawn every summer.  The anniversary marks six years since the revamped and redesigned Market Shops opened to the public. This was the first renovation The Market Shops received since being built in 1985. Since then, the property has reestablished itself as a community location where locals and visitors alike come to shop, dine and spend time together.

    The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Market Shops is free for Chamber members and is $10 for non-members. For more information and to register for the event online, please visit the Chamber’s website at http://www.waltonareachamber.com.

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