More stores, restaurants expected to revitalize west Biloxi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

More stores, restaurants expected to revitalize west Biloxi

A pet store called Pet Sense plans to move into a 6,000 square foot space at Edgewater Village. A pet store called Pet Sense plans to move into a 6,000 square foot space at Edgewater Village.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The development momentum seems to be building in Biloxi, this time on the west end of town. Retail stores, strip malls, even hotels are just some of the projects planned for areas around Edgewater Mall and Edgewater Village. And those developments could help revitalize west Biloxi.

The Golden Arches will once again rise over an empty lot in west Biloxi. McDonalds, wiped out by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, is returning to the corner of Eisenhower Drive and Highway 90.

"We've been working on this McDonalds probably two to three years, trying to get it worked out and we've issued the building permit for it. It's a $1 million project and we're scheduled to start work this week," said Jerry Creel, Biloxi's Community Development Director.

Construction is expected to move rapidly and the fast food restaurant could open sometime this fall. Speaking of restaurant, the vacant Schlotzky's Deli building, which ended up on the city's blighted list, will soon be gone.

"I would expect that probably within the next month that building will be torn down and you'll see the new Murphy's Express Oil built there, which is something that we need in that area," said Creel.

Another new name is coming to the area.  A pet store called Pet Sense plans to move into a 6,000 square foot space at Edgewater Village. It's located next to Subway. The restaurant manager welcomes his new neighbor.

"I think it's good for our business and the surrounding areas. It's a big improvement since Katrina. I'm glad everything's rebuilding back," said Matthew Shavers.

Other proposed projects include a strip mall right next to the new Walmart. And a piece of property on Highway 90 could be home to a residential development.

"We just reviewed a site plan for an apartment complex to go at the corner of Highway 90. It's a hotel-slash-apartment complex at the corner of Highway 90 and Grand View Drive. There'll be 118 units in the apartment complex and 105 rooms in the hotel," said Creel.

Creel hinted that this growth spurt in west Biloxi is just the beginning. He also mentioned that more homes are under construction in subdivisions like Goose Pointe and Beauvoir Pass.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Pascagoula church gets students thinking about future with career fair

    Pascagoula church gets students thinking about future with career fair

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:18:13 GMT
    The career fair gave students a chance to talk to people in dozens of different career paths (Source: WLOX)The career fair gave students a chance to talk to people in dozens of different career paths (Source: WLOX)
    The career fair gave students a chance to talk to people in dozens of different career paths (Source: WLOX)The career fair gave students a chance to talk to people in dozens of different career paths (Source: WLOX)

    Union Baptist Church hosted its first career fair Monday to help students answer the question: what do you want to be when you grow up?

    More >>

    Union Baptist Church hosted its first career fair Monday to help students answer the question: what do you want to be when you grow up?

    More >>
  • Living shoreline project could shore up Front Beach in Ocean Springs

    Living shoreline project could shore up Front Beach in Ocean Springs

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:54:06 GMT
    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)
    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)

    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. But with the help of a $150,000 state tidelands grant, the city is hoping a program called "The Living Shoreline" will provide a permanent solution.

    More >>

    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. But with the help of a $150,000 state tidelands grant, the city is hoping a program called "The Living Shoreline" will provide a permanent solution.

    More >>
  • "Scary" robbery has local restaurants taking serious precautions

    "Scary" robbery has local restaurants taking serious precautions

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:21:39 GMT
    The Applebee's on Bienville Blvd was robbed over the weekend (Source: WLOX)The Applebee's on Bienville Blvd was robbed over the weekend (Source: WLOX)
    The Applebee's on Bienville Blvd was robbed over the weekend (Source: WLOX)The Applebee's on Bienville Blvd was robbed over the weekend (Source: WLOX)

    People are saying a robbery like the one at Applebee's over the weekend is too close for comfort.

    More >>

    People are saying a robbery like the one at Applebee's over the weekend is too close for comfort.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly