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Pensacola's Bruce Beach open to the public

Pensacola's Bruce Beach open to the public. (Source: WEAR-TV)

An old Pensacola hot-spot has reopened to the public.

Bruce Beach is now accessible.

A grand-opening was held in early November.

The spot has been closed for quite some time but its rich history hasn't been forgotten.

Historian Dr. Marion Williams recalls, "The people that came to this area in the 1830's, 50 percent of this city were Creek , were African-Americans, Creole, and they were white, Poles, Jews and Italians on these shores they developed the Maritime efforts that were here."

According to the City of Pensacola, crews began cleaning up the site at the beginning of October. They also installed lights in the parking lot and put in benches. Signage detailing the history of the site will be added later.

City leaders want to hear from residents concerning future amenities they'd like to see added to Bruce Beach.

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