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Making Room For New Development

By Elise Roberts - bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Work continues on South Mississippi's newest retail development. Sunday, workers spent the day clearing more land at the site of D'Iberville's new Promenade Shopping Center. But as the new retail development goes up, one nearby business had to shut down, the Travel Lodge Hotel.

"A lot of people coming thinking they are going to the Travel Lodge, but the phone has been moved over here," said Dianne Karrer with neighboring Regency Inn & Suites.

Last week, the Travel Lodge was demolished. Its sister property, Regency Inn & Suites stayed, and Karrer says business couldn't be better.

"We're getting more people coming here," Karrer said.

Management is temporarily sending overflow guests to nearby competition; however, they are working feverishly to make improvements to the hotel before the grand opening of the promenade.

"It will be a great thing for the community, and all the other cities and counties around are growing. Why not D'Iberville," said Karrer.

Ashley Ostrander agrees. Like many other South Mississippians, the 16-year-old is still waiting for the "official" announcement that Target will be one of the anchor stores coming to the 700-thousand square foot facility.

She says not only will it allow D'Iberville residents to spend more money in the city, but it will also attract new people to the area.

"I think that it will attract more tourists and all that. If they come down here, they will notice it a lot more," Ostrander said.

Until then, people will continue to keep their eyes on the massive development until it's time to shop.  

The Promenade will feature several restaurants and retail shops including Dick's Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Best Buy.

The new retail center is expected to open by the fall of next year.

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