Bailey Lumber will close Gulfport store

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A longtime Gulfport business is shutting it's doors at the end of the year. Bailey Lumber has been on Pass Road since 1951. Owner Woody Bailey told WLOX News that because of current economic conditions they are "moth balling" their Gulfport store.

That means, they'll keep it as administrative offices for their seven other stores across the state and in Baton Rouge and hope things turn around so they can eventually re-open in Gulfport.

Bailey says they are trying to avoid lay offs by offering employees a chance to re-locate.