Posts Tagged ‘resort’

Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality […] [...]

Community’s plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in […] [...]

Empty buildings prompt residents’ call for alcohol sales

NEW HOULKA — Some residents of New Houlka are circulating a petition trying to get support for resort status in the Chickasaw County town. Supporters tell WTVA-TV empty buildings are a symbol of several businesses that have closed their doors and left town over the years. They think resort status would generate revenue by allowing […] [...]

‘Wet’ supporters hope for special election on alcohol sales

CORINTH — Supporters of a vote on liquor sales in Corinth hope to get a special election scheduled before the end of the year. Petition drive spokesman John Orman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the group would not have the 2,400 required signatures in time for the city board meeting on Nov. 6. He […] [...]

Ex-Connecticut inn owner accused of bilking investors for resort project

LAKESHORE — A former owner of New London, Conn.’s, historic Lighthouse Inn is facing a trial in federal court on charges she helped defraud $1.7 million from investors in a resort project in Mississippi. Maureen Clark of Stonington and her former business partner, Cristopher Plummer of Lyme, were accused of using much of that money […] [...]

Unable to reach deal with Bally, Grand Station Casino closes

VICKSBURG — Grand Station Casino has closed in Vicksburg, affecting 230 employees. The Vicksburg Post reports casino officials began escorting employees from the casino about 11 a.m. yesterday and security guards turned prospective gamblers away. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield says the city would work with companies interested in acquiring the casino. The action came after […] [...]

City Council to mull rebuilding infrastructure, Deer Island resort

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will consider rebuilding more infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina and a resort on Deer Island this week. During today’s meeting, The Sun Herald reports Larry Mitrenga will appeal the Planning Commission’s decision that he not be allowed to build a resort on Deer Island. Mitrenga is asking the council […] [...]

Pearl River Resort lands debt refinancing via Trustmark agreement

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has signed a debt refinancing agreement for the Pearl River Resort in Neshoba County and the Bok Homa Casino in Jones County. The new loan is for $78 million at a 6 percent variable rate for five years. The agreement was signed yesterday by Chief Phyliss J. […] [...]

Landowner unveils plans for Deer Island resort

BILOXI — Larry Mitrienga owns a piece of Deer Island, and he says he wants to build a resort there just south of Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports Mitrienga presented his first plans to Biloxi’s Review Committee Wednesday. The plans show eight elevated pods with 12 units each for a total of 96. Mitrienga’s attorney, […] [...]

State’s casinos want non-gamblers and families to visit, too

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: casinos, Dining, entertainment, hospitality, hotels, resort, tourism

You don’t have to be a gambler to visit Mississippi casinos. With the state’s increasing emphasis on the tourism and hospitality industry, Mississippi’s gaming properties want non-gamblers and families to know they’re welcome to visit. Since the state’s legal gambling halls began opening in the early 1990s, the casinos have proclaimed they have something for […] [...]

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