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Empty casino, warehouse part of military exercise in Biloxi

BILOXI — The former Margaritaville Casino and an empty warehouse in East Biloxi will be used by special forces for military training Aug. 1-8. The Sun Herald reports the city council this past week approved the training exercise that will occur over several nights on air, ground and water. Naval Special Warfare Command Group 2, which is listed on the ...

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Margaritaville owner files for bankruptcy before landlord hearing

BILOXI — The owner of Biloxi’s Margaritaville casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property. The filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Gulfport follows the casino’s shutdown on Monday night. Don Dornan, a lawyer for landlord Clay Point, LLC, said the company had ...

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Unfinished Margaritaville casino to be razed

BILOXI — An unfinished casino on the beach at Biloxi is coming down, Jonathan Jones, general manager of Grand Biloxi Casino, told the Biloxi City Council this week that the framework of what was going to be a $700 million Margaritaville resort will be demolished immediately. The Sun Herald reports that Jones said the company plans to construct a boardwalk ...

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Road project expected to spur casino development

BILOXI — The extension of Back Bay Boulevard won’t quite complete “the loop” around East Biloxi but it will be enough for casino developers to invest millions in the city. The Sun Herald reports city council members heard a proposal yesterday for using $5 million from the Mississippi Development Authority to complete Phase I of the road construction. They also ...

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Coast casino awaits disciplinary vote at commission meeting

The Mississippi Gaming Commission moves its March meeting to the Gulf Coast on Friday, but other than a disciplinary vote there is little on the agenda concerning South Mississippi casinos. A few routine items will be brought up at the 11 a.m. meeting at Palace Casino in Biloxi. Next month’s meeting will return to the commission’s headquarters in Jackson on ...

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Proposed Margaritaville marina gets DMR approval

BILOXI — Developers of the new Margaritaville Casino have received approval from the DMR to build a 27 slip marina as part of that project. WLOX-TV reports that authorization was given at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources in Biloxi. The marina will be built adjacent to the casino project, near the foot of 5th Street on ...

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Margaritaville will be Coast’s first new casino since Katrina

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, the son of parents who worked at a shipyard. He attended Pearl River Community College and later the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a degree in history. He got his start as a musician playing in bars in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast. Now Buffett is an international recording star who ...

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