Business booming in Gulfport; more to come - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Business booming in Gulfport; more to come

Mugshots is the next business scheduled to open in Anchor Plaza. (Image Source: WLOX News) Mugshots is the next business scheduled to open in Anchor Plaza. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Vignes says another hotel is set to break ground in early 2018. (Image Source: WLOX News) Vignes says another hotel is set to break ground in early 2018. (Image Source: WLOX News)
According to Vignes, they plan to build bike paths along Daniel Blvd. (Image Source: WLOX News) According to Vignes, they plan to build bike paths along Daniel Blvd. (Image Source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Those traveling Highway 49, just north of I-10, may have noticed a few new businesses going up around the Landon Rd. intersection.

One business at a time, the once undeveloped area of land known as Anchor Plaza is becoming everything city leaders hoped. 

"We like to say that Gulfport is open for business and geared for a good time. Our urban development department is busier than ever," said Chris Vignes, the city's public information officer.

According to Vignes, business applications are going in and out of the urban development department daily. Anchor Plaza area is now a hot commodity for developers.

"We've got hotels opening up. We've got Buffalo Wild Wings just opened up. We've got Mugshots will open up March 29. It's just a lot of foot traffic. A lot of good things happening for the city," said Vignes.

Vignes adds that one of the best parts about Anchor Plaza is the proposed conjoining of Daniel Blvd. to the Gulfport sportsplex.

"Daniel Blvd. is going to be turned into a actual boulevard. You'll see green space. You'll see walk paths and that will connect to the sportsplex, allowing these families that are here to see their children and family play, then to come in and enjoy and stay the night," Vignes noted. "They'll come in spend time with their family, vacation and make it more of a trip."

That's not all - Vignes says there's an even bigger announcement coming that involves a restaurant that's never been on the Gulf Coast.

"There's a lot of announcements to come, like I said. There's a lot, but even more along the horizon. We've got a nationally known franchise coming here. We'll make an announcement in the next couple of weeks; in between Newk's and Buffalo Wild Wings," said Vignes.

There's also plans of another hotel to break ground in Anchor Plaza in early 2018.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:19:41 GMT
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>
  • Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:17:17 GMT
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:08:06 GMT
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
Powered by Frankly