HWY 331 Businesses Stories

Sharing the stories of local businesses and the people behind them can have a positive impact on our community. By sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes, we’re not only supporting our neighbors’ endeavors but also creating a sense of unity and connection. When people know the faces and stories behind the businesses they frequent, it adds a personal touch and encourages a stronger sense of community involvement.
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Stinky’s Pompano Tournament

The fishing tournament will be held from March 31 – May 5, 2024.

Bill Blanken picking raffle winner with FMA member.

You Can Do It!

Part of making a plan to become a healthier you is to make it convenient. With two locations (Freeport and DeFuniak Springs), various classes for all fitness levels, as well as workout coaches, Bend the Bar Fitness is an ideal spot to get your sweat on.

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Sunbright Inn

Located at 30 Live Oak Avenue West and directly on Hwy 331 in historic DeFuniak Springs, Sunbright Inn is a labor of love for Patrick O’Neill and his family, who have completely renovated the oldest house in Walton County. NOW OPEN!

Episode 11: Connect with Leigh Moore

Episode 5: Connecting Walton County Music Scene

Partners in Southern Sound Music Alliance, Jennifer Sundal and Naomi Alvarado help us to make a connection to the Walton County music scene. We talk about 30A Songwriters Festival, choosing venues and performances, a micro-festival happening simultaneously called Stinky’s Swamp Writers and how live music can bring energy, add economic, cultural and social significance for our community.

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Who is Behind Hwy331.com

Who is Behind Hwy331.com

The founder of Hwy331.com is Kerri Parker, a Walton County resident for over 25 years who lives in the city limits of DeFuniak Springs. Throughout her corporate career, Kerri was responsible for marketing and communications. In her various roles, one common denominator brought her the most satisfaction, creating digital marketing to support community objectives.

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Freeport Sees A Building Boom

Freeport Sees A Building Boom

Within the past 10 years, Freeport has become the fastest growing city in the fastest
growing county in Florida, according to the city’s Planning and Zoning Department. “We are
very well located for employment opportunities,” says Samantha Graves, senior planner for
the department. “For those who work at the beach or who work for the county, for the
military, as we are close to two military bases (Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field).”

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T’s Catch Seafood Market

T’s Catch Seafood Market

Destin native, Trent Wallace, opened T’s Catch Seafood Market and Steamer in Freeport, FL this year. While looking to fill a niche in the quickly-growing town of Freeport, Trent discovered the need for places to eat and especially a place to buy fresh, local seafood, steamed fresh shrimp, steaks and grab-n-go items.

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If a quiet getaway is what you need then the best place for you is right here at Twin Lakes in DeFuniak Springs. 

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T's Catch Seafood Market

T's Catch is a seafood market located in Freeport, FL. The market offers fresh, local seafood, prime steaks, steamed shrimp, homemade sauces, dips, soups, and grab-n-go meals.

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The Bay

At the foot of the HWY 331 bridge, The Bay is a family-friendly waterfront restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, and inventive bar-crafted cocktails.