BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - The new harbor marina in Bay St. Louis is helping to move redevelopment along faster than city leaders ever imagined.
Since the marina opened for boat traffic this past summer, there have been two new businesses built on the south side of Beach Boulevard.
The goal is to repopulate the beach front with as many businesses that were there before Hurricane Katrina destroyed them.
Before the storm, there were eight businesses on the beach side of Beach Boulevard. So far, four new businesses have rebuilt there.
The two newest are Buoys Bar and a three-story restaurant and lounge that is going up right next door. It's set to open its doors this spring.