Top stories of the week: Updates on Lilly Hall, Jubilee project and a new restaurant

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Pensacola’s newest lodging house, Lilly Hall, is expected to open in just a few months. It will offer 15 boutique suites for guests to choose from. We get a peek inside.

More development continues in Pace as an update on the Jubilee project hits. The 2,700-acre development includes plans for housing, schools, a medical campus, commercial areas and more.

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration filed an updated administrative complaint with the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings on Friday to permanently revoke the license of American Family Planning and its parent company and fine them $343,000.

New Navarre restaurant: Mango Mary's now serving daquiris and seafood in Navarre

Pensacola's best lunch spots: Some of our favorite places to treat our tastebuds

In Cantonment, Hattie Marie’s Cafe is now open — promising home-cooked soul food to capture the heart of Pensacolians everywhere.

It’s less than 25 days to the first football game of the season. With that in mind, our sports reporters ask and answer 25 questions before heading into the year.

Last up, but certainly not least, follow a team of local shark hunters based in Navarre as they set out to catch and tag local sharks as part of the NOAA Cooperative Volunteer Shark Tagging program.

Take a first look at Pensacola's new boutique lodging house, speakeasy

Anticipation has been building since spring for Pensacola's newest lodging house, Lily Hall, and with its opening day only a few months away, developers have been busy bringing renderings of the building to life.

Lily Hall, positioned in Pensacola's Old East Hill neighborhood at 415 N. Alcaniz St., will offer guests 15 boutique suites to choose from, a breezy garden sitting area, a library parlor, a Spanish-inspired restaurant and main bar, and an intimate, Prohibition-era styled speakeasy, among several other unique hangout areas.

Lily Hall co-owner Nathan Weinberg said guests will be able to start making reservations online on the Lily Hall website starting in the late-September, early-October time frame.

Full story: A look at Lily Hall, a Pensacola lodging house, speakeasy opening this fall

Jubilee project could bring slice of Seaside and Celebration to Pace

An updated timeline has emerged regarding the massive Jubilee project in the Pace area.

The Jubilee development is a roughly 2,700-acre project planned to include housing, schools, a medical campus, commercial areas and more. It will sit north of Pace, mainly between Willard Norris and Luther Fowler roads.

Developers say the project draws inspiration from the picturesque town of Seaside in Walton County and from Celebration, a master-planned community south of Orlando founded by the Walt Disney Company.

Full story: Jubilee project could bring a slice of Seaside and Celebration to Pace

Florida seeking to revoke Pensacola abortion clinic license

Florida is seeking to revoke the license of Pensacola's sole abortion clinic after issuing an emergency order to close the clinic in May.

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration filed an updated administrative complaint with the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings on Friday seeking to fine American Family Planning and its parent company, Integrity Medical Care LLC, $343,000 and permanently revoke the clinic's license to operate.

Full story: Abortion clinic facing possible license revocation, up to $343K in fines

Craving some home-cooking? Hattie Marie's Cafe now open in Cantonment

Hattie Marie McGary has been dreaming of opening a restaurant since she was a young girl. Now at 77 years old, she has set out to prove it is never too late to bring those dreams to life with her new soul food restaurant, Hattie Marie's Cafe.

The little shop at 105 Louis St. in Cantonment, situated about a block away from Carver Park, captures the heart of her business. It's a place where people in that community can walk or ride their bike to and secure a home-cooked meal.

Whether calling in an order or taking a seat at one of the restaurant's vintage red booths, McGary will always make sure there is a hot plate of hand-breaded chicken made for you, even if it is a little after closing time.

Full story: New Cantonment soul food restaurant was a long time coming

High School Football: 25 questions to ponder before 2022 season begins

The fall sports high school calendar officially gets underway on Monday with teams hitting the gridiron for the next weeks in preparation for the 2022 season. Preseason Kickoff Classic games will be played on Aug 18-19 while Week 1 of the regular season gets started the following week.

With 25 days between the first day of practice and a pair of Thursday games — Tate at Pine Forest, Pace at Choctaw — opening the regular season, here are 25 questions we have heading into this year.

Full story: 25 questions 25 days before the 2022 regular season kicks off

A night in the life of a Navarre shark fishing group

According to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the NOAA Cooperative Volunteer Shark Tagging program has been in existence since 1962. Today, thousands of anglers along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast have tagged more than 295,000 sharks representing 52 different species.

This program provides information on shark migration patterns, numbers, locations, migrations, age and growth rates, behavior and mortality.

Team True Blue is the group of local anglers that catches, tags and releases sharks at the Navarre pier to assist NOAA's research.

Full story: They're in it for fun, for adrenaline and for science

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