Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Fair officials mulling a second event to be held in Memphis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair has no plans to move from the Landers Center in Southaven, but officials are exploring the possibility of adding a second fair in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports Michael Doyle, president of the Mid-South Fair board of directors, told the Memphis City Council earlier this week that organizers want the […] [...]

Strike two for Farish Street development — Two developers at odds on what unfolded but agree success can be achieved

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, crime, entertainment, JACKSON, Mississippi

Both John Elkington and David Watkins took stabs at transforming a downtown portion of Jackson’s historic Farish Street into an entertainment district. Each of the developers hit dead ends, Elkington in 2008 and Watkins earlier this fall. Neither has lost faith that the street can become the entertainment and cultural draw they set out to […] [...]

Casino developers given more time to sign lease, make payment

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 […] [...]

Council rejects rezoning plan for future casino site

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has tabled rezoning a possible casino site — for now. During a public hearing yesterday, land owners who want to see a $200 million casino built on their property west of Interstate 110 envisioned the site as the gateway to the city with a beautiful new casino a bookend […] [...]

Man accused of trying to trade sports bar for cocaine

GULFPORT — Federal authorities in south Mississippi have charged a man with trying to trade a Gulfport bar for a large quantity of cocaine. Victor Darnell Williams was arrested Friday. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Gulfport on Monday for a preliminary hearing. The judge said there was enough evidence to send the case […] [...]

Casino planning $50M hotel tower renovation on Coast

GULFPORT — Island View Casino Resort is expanding with a planned $50 million investment to transform a hotel tower vacant since Hurricane Katrina into a 400-room hotel and convention center. The Sun Herald reported the tower on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 had been part of Grand Casino Gulfport before Katrina struck in […] [...]

Silver Slipper to build 140-room hotel; expected to take a year to complete

BAY ST. LOUIS — Construction will begin soon on a $17.5 million, 140-room hotel at the Silver Slipper Casino, according to its parent company. The Sun Herald reports Full House Resorts received a commitment for a $10 million loan on Aug. 2 and will finance the remaining $7.5 million cost of construction with cash on […] [...]

State’s casinos see 7 percent drop in revenue

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casino revenue resumed its year-over-year slide in June after showing positive results in May. Statewide casino revenue fell nearly 7 percent from June 2012 to $174.5 million, according to Mississippi Department of revenue figures. The state’s gambling halls eked out a 1 percent gain in 2012, because revenue rebounded after most […] [...]

New mayor says new ordinace on nightclubs ‘too broad’

TUPELO — Questions about Tupelo’s new nightclub ordinance have prompted the city council to hold another public meeting on the regulations on Friday. City officials, including Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton, have said enforcement will be “complaint driven.” Mayor-elect Jason Shelton, who will take office Monday, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the ordinance appears […] [...]

Gaming expert: City could wait years for casino growth

NATCHEZ — Despite increased revenues since the city’s second casino opened in December, a Mississippi gambling expert says it could take several years for Natchez to see substantial growth to the local casino market. Former University of Southern Mississippi professor, researcher and author Dr. Denise Runge said she would, of course, not have expected local […] [...]

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