Top stories of the week: New downtown coffee shop, shooting range and more

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As the nation's eyes turn toward the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Pensacola reacts and remembers when it was once an anti-abortion battleground involving the fatal shooting of two abortion doctors and bombings of three abortion clinics.

Diving into our top stories of the week, Downtown Pensacola will get a new coffee shop. Maker's Coffee Co. dubs itself as a coffee shop created by makers, for makers, and will double as a creative space, too.

In Milton, Stand Your Ground Training and Defense is a one-stop-shop for everything ranging from a shooting and archery range to a Krav Maga self-defense learning space.

Local reaction: Sickening. Joyful. Just a few of the emotions in Pensacola following Roe v Wade ruling

Pensacola history: Pensacola was once the anti-abortion battleground as bombings and murders rocked nation

And finally, following last week's downtown shooting that injured five people at The Pelican's Nest, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson voiced support for taking a closer look at how the business operates.

Maker's Coffee Co. aims to bring creative space to downtown Pensacola

Full story: Maker's Coffee Co. plans to bring creative space — and good coffee — to downtown Pensacola

Calling all creatives: a new coffee shop created by makers, for makers, is coming to the heart of downtown Pensacola this fall.

Maker's Coffee Co. owner Caleb Pierce said the goal of Maker's, located at 422 S. Palafox St., is to provide a space for customers to pursue their passions and staff to be developed as leaders for wherever they end up next.

Pierce said that for his wife and co-owner, Haley, and himself, both photographers and videographers, their line of work, combined with a love for missionary service, has taken them to cities all over the world. With each new stop, one routine remains consistent.

New Milton sporting complex offers shooting range, archery and more

Full story: Shoot guns, throw axes, smash stuff (safely) and more at Milton business Stand Your Ground

A building in Milton which once housed auto parts will now be home to, well, a little bit of everything ranging from outdoor archery lanes, to a shooting range, to Krav Maga self-defense classes.

When all is said, the forthcoming Milton business Stand Your Ground Training and Defense, 6632 Elva St., is slated to offer a firing range, outdoor archery lanes, an outdoor paintball area, axe-throwing lanes, a rage room, classes in subjects like self-defense and firearm safety, as well as the firearm storefront area that welcomes guests as they enter the building.

Myers, who previously lived the Pace area, was living in Tampa when he started working part-time at a gun range. He said he has had the idea of opening his own store since the late 2000s. He moved back to the Panhandle in 2016, and in February of this year he finally acquired the building that would eventually become home to his commercial creation.

Mayor supports closer look at The Pelicans Nest after weekend shooting

Full story: Pensacola officials keeping closer eye on downtown night club after 5 people shot

After a shooting over the weekend in downtown Pensacola that injured five people, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson voiced support Monday for taking a closer look at how the business where the shooting took place operates.

Five people, men and women ranging from 21 to 45 years old, were wounded with non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting that occurred at 12:35 a.m. Saturday at The Pelicans Nest at 15 E. Intendencia St., according to the Pensacola Police Department.

The Pelicans Nest was formerly known as Bedlam before changing its name in 2019.

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