Restoration work at the old White House hotel is temporarily on hold.
Hotel owner Jim Love told WLOX News that he delayed construction so he could go back to subcontractors and ask them to lower their costs. Love has a budget of $23 million to reopen the historic Biloxi hotel.
So far, crews have removed asbestos and other health hazards inside the building. And they've protected its historic value by restoring the original look of the hotel.