Casino developers given more time to sign lease, make payment
Published: October 22,2013
Tags: casino, city, city government, City of D'Iberville, D'Iberville City Council, entertainment, gamble, gambling, gaming, lease, nightlife, Oyster Bay Casino, Pivotal Group, Rusty Quave, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor
D’IBERVILLE — The developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have gotten a reprieve from the D’Iberville City Council.
WLOX-TV reports that council members voted unanimously yesterday to give the Pivotal Group five days to sign a new lease agreement with the city. The group must also make a $25,000 payment.
Officials with the development company say they will sign that new lease agreement on the city owned land.
The agreement will run through the end of this year.
However, nearby property owners who have been promised their homes and land would be bought by the new casino expressed their frustration at the slow pace.
D’Iberville has been courting a casino for years. Mayor Rusty Quave said he is cautiously optimistic this casino project will finally get off the ground.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus
- Judge gets more time to fight efforts to remove him from office
- Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right
- Coast cleanup nets 1,600 bags of trash — and a watermelon patch
- State's bad bridges continue to raise concerns among officials
- Number of visitors to Natchez Trace makes big jump
- MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image
- State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis