Move puts the view back in Harbor View Cafe - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Move puts the view back in Harbor View Cafe

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - After nearly 16 years in business, the move to downtown Long Beach marks a new beginning for Harbor View Cafe.

"We never dreamed the center of town would be so beautiful," said Harbor View Owner Dana Barrett. "We're really excited to be part of it, and we think a lot of other people will want to be part of it too."

The project also signals a promising new direction for Jeff Davis Avenue, the main road into downtown Long Beach. It's the first business, built from the ground up, on the street. It sits less than a block from the beach.

"This is private investment. This is what we're looking for, to have people lured here to knowing they'll be comfortable and that they'll be successful," Mayor Billy Skellie said.

The Barretts say their ultimate success depends on community support. Over the years, they've developed close relationships with cafe regulars.

"We go every Sunday after church and maybe once or twice during the week," Mike Morgan said/ "They have an omelet named after me. It's called the Mike Morgan Omelet."

The Harbor View Cafe was a fixture in Pass Christian before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Currently, it sits in a plaza off Pineville Road in Long Beach. The new cafe will be almost twice as big and feature a full service bar.

"There's a lot of good food and a lot of new items coming out on the menu," said Sage Barrett, the owner's daughter.

"We're gonna have an open front porch with paddle fans that wraps around. You're gonna be able to get your beautiful view again. We're putting the view back into Harbor View, which is really gonna be nice," Dana Barrett said.

The new restaurant is set to open early next year.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Victim identified in fatal Moss Point shooting

    Victim identified in fatal Moss Point shooting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-18 23:47:37 GMT
    The crime scene in East Moss Point encompasses nearly all of the grounds at the old Ed Mayo Junior High.  (Photo source: WLOX)The crime scene in East Moss Point encompasses nearly all of the grounds at the old Ed Mayo Junior High. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Police have identified 24-year-old Kellie R. Guy as the man whose body was found in Moss Point on Thursday. 

    More >>

    Police have identified 24-year-old Kellie R. Guy as the man whose body was found in Moss Point on Thursday. 

    More >>
  • Man arrested after leading police on chase through Biloxi

    Man arrested after leading police on chase through Biloxi

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-18 23:46:01 GMT
    A man runs from police after officers tried to make a traffic stop. (Photo source: WLOX)A man runs from police after officers tried to make a traffic stop. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man running from police startled drivers on I-110 this afternoon in downtown Biloxi. He was driving the wrong way on the road while trying to get away from officers. 

    More >>

    A man running from police startled drivers on I-110 this afternoon in downtown Biloxi. He was driving the wrong way on the road while trying to get away from officers. 

    More >>
  • Matt McDonnell working hard to 'Rebuild Harris'

    Matt McDonnell working hard to 'Rebuild Harris'

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-18 23:23:57 GMT
    Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Matt McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now: helping his 26-year-old son, Harris, recover from critical injuries he suffered in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>

    Matt McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now: helping his 26-year-old son, Harris, recover from critical injuries he suffered in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly