September 22, 2023

Monday's Daily Pulse

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| 1/23/2023

› Big changes planned for Jacksonville concert venues Florida Theatre, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Some big changes are coming to Jacksonville-area music venues in the next year or so, with a new concert hall coming to town and major renovations planned at two others. Construction should begin in 2023 on a new venue in the Rail Yard District west of downtown and large renovation projects are planned at the Florida Theatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall that will force each to close down for several months. The Florida Theatre project is planned for the summer and fall of this year and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall work will probably start in early 2024, so the two venues won't be shut down at the same time.

› Pensacola Federal Prison Camp, home of Todd Chrisley, deemed 2nd cushiest U.S. prison
The Pensacola campus is a minimum security institution that has dormitory housing, low staff-to-inmate ratios and limited or no perimeter fencing, and is located on Saufley Field, an outlying field of Naval Air Station Pensacola − home of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The Bureau of Federal Prisons categorizes this type of prison as "work- and program-oriented."

› Two ‘Selling Tampa’ stars to return to Netflix for dating show, ‘Perfect Match’
“Selling Tampa” may have been canceled, but two of its cast members are headed back to Netflix for a shot at love. Colony Reeves and Anne-Sophie Petit-Frere have joined the cast of “Perfect Match,” a new reality show. Both women are accomplished real estate moguls who work at Tampa Bay-based firm Allure Reality, but have yet to find success in the romance department.

› What’s next for Shuckers? See the fall and rise of a favorite Miami waterfront bar
Shuckers, the bayfront hangout good for a few drinks, a fish sandwich and a killer view, could be changing soon. Developers have their eyes on the property. Plans call for a 30-story building to replace a motel on the site and also the dockside Shuckers Waterftront Grill. The North Bay Village restaurant would be rebuilt with the new construction along the 79th Street Causeway, between Miami and Miami Beach. But will it be the same?

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