Today marks three months since Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States, made landfall near Panama City, Florida. While the community is still working to rebuild, a number of shops and restaurants are now open in the city’s neighborhoods. See a selection below of businesses and hotels now open as well as an update on The Martin Theatre.  Please let us know if you would like to speak with someone at the Panama City Visitors Center about the community’s efforts to rebuild.

Restaurants and Shops:

  • No Name Lounge
  • G Foley’s
  • Dan D Donuts
  • Copper Tap Grille
  • Buddy Gandy’s Seafood Market
  • Slapsticks Cue & Brew
  • Somethin’s Cookin’
  • St. Andrews Slice House
  • The Bagel Maker
  • The Funky Mermaid Loud
  • Sweet Magnolias
  • Tarpon Dock
  • Vinny and Bay’s
  • Wine Knot Tapas
  • Native Spirits
  • Escape Manor
  • Little Village
  • Elegant Endeavors

Hotels and Lodging:

  • Budget Inn
  • Comfort Inn & Suites (Highway 98)
  • Econo Lodge
  • Fairway Inn
  • Hathaway Inn
  • Ramada
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Suburban Extended Stay
  • Sunlight Motel
  • Super 8

Martin Theatre Update:The Martin Theatre received significant damage during Hurricane Michael, the storm’s winds blew off the theatre’s roof and damaged the interior walls and ceilings. The theatre is currently undergoing renovations to restore it to its 1936 Art Deco splendor. The current performance series has been moved to the Majestic Beach Resort in Panama City Beach with the same dates and show times. The season ends in April and hopes to resume in September. The movies will be screened at the Panama City Center for the Arts which is located directly across the street from the theatre.

One Heart’s Yoga Studio:Three months after One Heart’s St. Andrews building was destroyed during Hurricane Michael, the studio has found a new home in downtown Panama City. That’s not the only new business coming to the area. Next door to the yoga studio, History Class Brewing Company is preparing to open its doors around May. The Downtown Improvement Board is encouraging property owners by offering some incentives to those who want to bring their businesses to Downtown Panama City. Business owners are hoping by setting up shop in downtown, they’ll see more activity in the area.

For a full list of open businesses in Panama City click here. To see pictures of the cleanup process, visit