Bay County offers numerous shopping opportunities throughout the county. Below are some of the most popular in the region.
Historic Downtown Panama City
Panama City takes pride in its historic shops lining Harrison Avenue and neighboring streets in the downtown area. The beautifully restored buildings offer a unique shopping experience. Antique, novelty, jewelry, clothing, photography, and one of a kind shops are interspersed with quaint restaurants and dance studios. This historic district is within strolling distance of St. Andrew Bay and downtown marinas.
Panama City Mall
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and devastating impact the storm had on the Panama City area, Panama City Mall management has been working diligently with all impacted parties, individuals, tenants, insurance companies, lenders and the community at-large.
While certain spaces in the Mall were damaged less than other portions, most of the Mall including the Common Areas, sustained significant storm and wind damage. Above all, water damage throughout was catastrophic.
Immediately after the storm, third party experts, engineers, and consultants were retained to assist with stabilizing the Mall, assessing integrity of structural and mechanical systems, and testing moisture infiltration. The vast majority of tenants removed inventory and fixtures from their leased premises during the process, providing an opportunity for Mall Management to assess the full extent of damage. As a result, officials made the decision to keep the Panama City Mall closed for the foreseeable future. “This decision is an extremely difficult one for us because we know it impacts the community and our dedicated on-site employees. Unfortunately, the order of magnitude to rebuild comes at too great a cost. It is economically unfeasible to rebuild as the cost far exceeds the repaired value of the mall” said Charlie Hendon, President of Hendon Properties. “We’ve been fortunate to serve customers here for the last 42 years and are humbled by the meaningful relationships fostered in that time.”
Although a majority of the mall is closed, it remains a shopping destination with the adjacent Shoppes at Panama City, the Starbucks/Vitamin Shoppe Outparcel, New York’s Famous Pizza, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Best Buy, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Palm Beach Tan, Wayback Burger, and Lisa’s Nails. Mall Ownership has entered into discussions with Planet Fitness, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard’s, and JCPenney to identify options to operate as outside tenants through the transition and to engage their support for a future redevelopment of the site.
Bay City Point is an exciting new 200,000+ SF development strategically located in the heart of Panama City, FL at the heavily trafficked intersection of Hwy 77 and E 23rd Street which currently measures over 60,000 AADT. This site has great access and visibility as well as close proximity to higher income residential areas and numerous national retailers such as Target, Kohl’s, Dillard’s, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Publix, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby and PetSmart to name a few. Situated directly across from the already established Target and Panama City Mall with Dillard’s, JC Penney, and Bed Bath & Beyond, Bay City Point will become a destination in its own right.
Pier Park North
You want it? They’ve got it! With more than 40 options for shopping, dining and service-oriented retailers, Pier Park North is the ultimate shopping experience! Their vibrant presence anchors the heart of Panama City Beach featuring a collection of notable retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kirkland’s, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, PetSmart, Ross, Shoe Carnival, World Market and more! Hungry? Make your shopping experience tantalizing with more than nine eateries and dessert locations to choose from. Situated on US-98/30A between Destin and Panama City, Pier Park North has everything you love – all in one place.
Pier Park is located in the heart of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Among the 124 stores, Pier Park features Target, Forever 21, Dillards, JCPenneys and Marshalls. Our outdoor property boasts many dining and entertainment options: A movie at the Grand IMAX Theater… dinner, drinks, and entertainment at Dave & Busters…or live music at Tootsies.
Pier Park serves the surrounding Panama City Beach, Panama City and 30A communities, and has stores ranging from jewelry to women’s clothing to home décor. Pier Park is proud to be a premier shopping destination to locals and visitors alike. The team here would like to welcome you, and we hope you visit us soon!