BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Preliminary site work is now underway on the new Margaritaville Casino in East Biloxi.
That new $48 million development for 5th Street was approved by the gaming commission just a few weeks ago. Work now underway includes soil borings to test the foundation for the project.
The planned resort will feature a casino and restaurant, along with retail shops and a marina.
Entertainer Jimmy Buffet teamed with casino veteran Tom Brosig and other investors in pursuing the project.
The target opening for Margaritaville is spring of 2012.