Grand executive will explain "demolition" plans at Biloxi resort

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - What's been dubbed an eyesore by many could be going away soon.  Jonathan Jones from Grand Casino will address the Biloxi City Council Tuesday afternoon about a demolition project.  Though the council agenda doesn't specify what he'll talk about, it's likely he'll be discussing the Grand's property south of Highway 90.

The south side of Highway 90 is where a concrete and steel frame was erected when the Grand's parent company, Caesar's Entertainment, had a deal to build Margaritaville.  But as you know that deal fell apart, leaving the unfinished girders as reminder of the project.

Earlier this year, Caesars CEO told the Southern Gaming Summit the company had no interest in developing there.  And now, the Biloxi council's agenda says Grand's boss will be at today's 1:30 meeting, "addressing the demolition at the Grand Casino."

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