Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

July 29, 2013

Business, Tourism

Casino Station hotel in Vicksburg

Grand Station Hotel in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer.

Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to land transaction records.

The Vicksburg Post reports that the deal that includes two parking garages that once accommodated casino patrons.

Lambert says talks will start this week on the new ownership’s choice of a hotel brand for the property.

Built in 1993 by Harrah’s, the hotel has sat vacant and locked until cleanup crews arrived Friday.

The casino was sold three times between 1993 and 2009 before it closed in 2012 amid bankruptcy proceedings. The casino barge was sold earlier this year at auction and is being disassembled.

 

 

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