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Biloxi restaurants react to uncertainty on stadium opening

Sal and Mookie's is ready for game day (Image Source: WLOX News) Sal and Mookie's is ready for game day (Image Source: WLOX News)
Hiram McCall with the Fillin' Station says he can't wait for the park to open (Image Source: WLOX News) Hiram McCall with the Fillin' Station says he can't wait for the park to open (Image Source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Business owners said they are keeping hope alive that the sold out crowd will indeed get to see Biloxi's minor league baseball team play in less than two weeks, but in the event they don't, they are prepared to make adjustments.

When the announcement was made that the Shuckers will play ball for the first time at MGM Park on June 6, excitement really set in for Hiram McCall, who is a manager at the Ole Biloxi Fillin' Station.

“We're a half mile from the stadium. We have a big empty lot out front. I mean the excitement is growing every day,” said McCall.

As the clock ticks closer, McCall has been busy creating Shuckers inspired food items, even making a game day menu.

“We will do a Biloxi blues dog and a Shucker dog which are two hotdogs I been working on for this weekend and all the home games after,” said McCall.

There is still lingering uncertainty about whether or not the ball park will be finished in the next few days, but McCall said if it's not, they will make do.

“If you've been by here on Saturdays we usually have a full crowd. We're just hoping to double it up and have a good time on June 6. If not, we'll do it the 7, 8, 9, whenever they get ready,” said McCall.

Like the Fillin' Station, the owners of Sal and Mookie's said they are prepared in the event the Shuckers don't get to play on June 6.

“We're just very optimistic. We're supporting the Shuckers whole heartedly. We hope they can meet the date,” said Lacey.

Sal and Mookie's has only been open for seven weeks. Lacey said even though they have ordered some extra food and are preparing to schedule extra staff, if the Shuckers can't play on the 6 they will just adjust and prepare for the next date.

“We're just ready to see all the sea of blue shirts with the Shuckers, to support the Shuckers. We'll be ready for the crowd,” said Lacey.

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