BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A physician in Montgomery, AL, who was born and raised in Biloxi is investing in the future of Point Cadet. Dr. Felix Allen is the owner of The Biloxi Lugger, a restaurant next to the Biloxi Boardwalk that's about to open.
Allen grew up on nearby Oak Street, and his family's home was destroyed by Hurricane Camille. Allen enjoys shrimping, and his shrimp boat is docked at the marina behind the restaurant.
General Manager Joel Mize said the new restaurant will focus on serving fresh shrimp and other local seafood.
The biggest challenge to the new business may be the infrastructure work that's underway at Point Cadet. The ongoing construction work affects traffic flow and hinders customers.
Brenda Lyons knows about that impact all too well. She opened Maw Maw's resale shop on Oak Avenue in January. She says all that dust, detours and construction is keeping customers away.
Lyons is happy to see a new restaurant opening in the old Hook-Up location, but worries it too will be hurt by the construction cones and roadwork.
Steve Phillips will tell you all about this new restaurant and the challenges it faces tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.