Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

Shopping center revivalists happy with current market

by Ted Carter Published: May 13,2012

Tags: BILOXI, Commercial Real Estate, COMVEST Properties LLC, D. Brooks Holstein, Mark Utley

For D. Brooks Holstein, opportunity is just around the corner, down the street or just off the interstate or anywhere else people head to buy something. Holstein has been a hunter of distressed retail centers for three decades, but the region’s deep and difficult commercial real estate slump has given him a much wider selection […] [...]

Big plans proposed for Harbor Town Casino

GULFPORT — Officials with Rotate Black hope to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week with a larger budget for developing Harbor Town Casino at the Gulfport waterfront. Last month the Gaming Commission tabled plans for the casino, saying as presented it would be the smallest casino in South Mississippi. The proposal could be […] [...]

Biloxi supports return of Amtrak passenger trains

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi wants Amtrak to bring back the Sunset Limited. Members of the Biloxi City Council approved a resolution Tuesday. Right now on the coast, train service is exclusively the transportation of freight. Biloxi officials say the Gulf Coast region is isolated from the nation’s passenger train system. In late August […] [...]

Biloxi council rezones part of Deer Island

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has rezoned eight acres of Deer Island at the request of a developer who wants to build a resort. Tuesday’s vote was 5-1. The council added a stipulation that a casino not be allowed as part of the Oasis resort. Larry Mitrenga, owner and developer of the property, says […] [...]

Post-Katrina funds bring wealth of public buildings to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

There are many vacant lots on the Coast’s post-Katrina landscape where homes, businesses and churches once stood. However, a number of public facilities have been constructed to replace those lost in the 2005 hurricane. A combination of funds through the Mississippi Development Authority, federal Community Development Block Grants, FEMA and insurance proceeds were used to […] [...]

Casino Magic tower added to Biloxi’s blighted list

BILOXI — The former Casino Magic hotel tower has been placed on Biloxi’s list of blighted buildings. Biloxi wants the properties fixed up or torn down. More than 50 properties are on the blight list. The city can require inspections of Hurricane Katrina-damaged commercial properties, and if a property is blighted, require the property owner […] [...]

Casino revenue decline continues in November

Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010′s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 […] [...]

Isle workers certified

Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi food and beverage team members recently attended a Supervisory Skills Certification Program presented by Continuing Education Productions Inc. This 10-week course, Master Critical Supervisory Skills, helps equip supervisors with the critical management skills and daily operating principals required in today’s demanding business. Attendees included Atara East, F&B lead; John McDonnell, F&B […] [...]

Hornsby has been in law for 66 years with no end in sight

by Lynn Lofton Published: November 20,2011

Tags: attorneys, BILOXI, Clare Sekul Hornsby, law, Sekul Hornsby & Tisdale

It’s no exaggeration to call Clare Sekul Hornsby a legend in her own time. The lively Biloxi attorney has been practicing law 66 years and continues a full daily schedule as president of the Sekul, Hornsby & Tisdale firm. “I have no reason to cut back,” she said. “I love the law, and I’m grateful […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of […] [...]

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