When Southeast Outfitters opened in 2013 within the Bluewater Bay Merchants Walk, the staff was limited to its three owners. With their day jobs, they opened only on weekends.
In July of this year, that changed for this gun and ammunition shop.
“We moved to a bigger space,” said Brian Schlechter, who owns Southeast Outfitters with Nick Johnson and Matt Hester. “We’ve got about three times the floor space that we didn’t have in the old location.”
The space, along with a couple full-time employees, has allowed Southeast Outfitters to now operate five days a week, and it also added fishing gear to its in-store offerings.
“With our name, Southeast Outfitters, we always saw it growing as more than just a gun store,” Schlechter also said.
For people who don’t fish or hunt, the shop started carrying Black Rifle Coffee Company whole and ground beans.
“I’m not a coffee drinker myself,” Schlechter said, “but from what people tell me, it’s a good coffee.”
Black Rifle Coffee Company offers small-batch, roast-to-order beans through a veteran owned and operated company.
LOCATION: 4612 E. Highway 20, near Mid-Bay Bridge connector
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays
THE BEAN TEAM
After several years of serving the greater Tallahassee area, Charles Musgrove takes the Bean Team west. He opened a branch of this accounting firm in Miramar Beach, with its grand opening scheduled for later this month.
“The service we provide, we’ll be doing the same in the Destin area,” said Musgrove, who acts as the team leader and who founded the firm with his wife, Paula Musgrove. “It’s a place that’s a valued extension of what we have in Tallahassee.”
Bean Team accountants streamline routine operations and financial processes by using technology and software to the best advantage.
“We take the burden of accounting off the clients so they can focus on running their businesses,” he said.
Bean Team specializes in the restaurant and tourism industry businesses, construction industry businesses and contractors, and non-profit organizations. The firm works with small, independently owned businesses up to larger, multi-concept companies. Bean Team consults with both existing businesses and new businesses.
“We’re able to help them through the navigation of the set-up and then help them with the implementation of that,” Musgrove said.
LOCATION: 495 Grand Boulevard, suite 206, Miramar Beach
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays
TELEPHONE: (850) 837-7710