Five companies are vying to manage the Navarre Beach Pier, including current contractor The Pier, Inc., owned by Navarre businesswoman Dorothy Slye and her brother, Everett Ratliff, Jr.
Santa Rosa County commissioners voted Jan. 24 to approve extending the current lease through November and soliciting bids for pier management. The decision was made to extend the contract to avoid a possible transition during the peak tourism season. All proposals were to be submitted to the county by 10 a.m. April 9.
The five bidders are: The Pier, Inc.; Coastal Concessions, LLC; Hidden Treasure Water Sports Management Group; Pasco Gibson and Yolanda Wells; and Kenny Cook and Robert Benaquis.
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