This week in Walton history: Pain at the pump

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 03:42 PM.

10 years ago — 2004

High gas costs could affect local economy as prices at the pump continue their upward spiral to $1.69 a gallon by Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

Local resort officials stand by 25-and-up rule for renting rooms, saying they prefer to attract families, not college students.

Snowbirds, roosting at Topsail RV Park for several years, are upset over new maximum stay of 60 days and a rent increase.

Moe’s Southwest Grill opened the first restaurant in the ‘community’ phase of Grand Boulevard .

Fudpucker’s Properties of South Walton purchased Tib’s Seafood Café, now YOLO, on Emerald Coast Parkway for an undisclosed amount.

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