East of the Hathaway bridge is becoming the growing hotspot, especially Lynn Haven. From hotels to local hangouts, people are now starting to take notice.
Historically, Lynn Haven is considered a retirement community, but with big businesses, restaurants, and other buildings going up, things on the east side of town are blossoming.
And to the north it's gone, businesses like the new Publix shopping center. New banks and restaurants are just some of the added features, and locals are loving it, and now locals and out-of-towners will have many reasons to come on over.
Panama City is far from stagnant. The grand opening for the Wingate Inn, Lynn Haven's first hotel, is Tuesday night at 6:00. It is by invitation only, but it's only the beginning of new hotels built in the area.
Developers plan to open a Marriott courtyard, a Quality Inn and Suites, a Holiday Inn Express, and a Hilton Garden Inn, all next year.