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Gulfport leaders give final approval for aquarium consultant

Gulfport Council Members approve consultant for Mississippi Aquarium project. (Photo Source: File) Gulfport Council Members approve consultant for Mississippi Aquarium project. (Photo Source: File)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport city leaders officially approved a consultant for the Mississippi Aquarium project. The city council voted for Kimmel Management Services, LLC, specifically David Kimmel, to work on the aquarium.

Tuesday's vote affirmed a recommendation by a special committee that includes Mayor Billy Hewes, members of the city council, and the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission. Kimmel will help with planning and services during the pre-opening phase of the aquarium project.

The Mississippi Aquarium will be built along Hwy. 90 in Gulfport. It will overlook Jones Park and the Small Craft Harbor. The aquarium is anticipated to open its doors in early 2019.

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