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Old school to new hotel? Developer set to take ownership in Bay St. Louis this month

map_of_bay_st.louis_msBAY ST. LOUIS — The long awaited sale of Second Street Elementary School to New Orleans developer is scheduled to close Sept. 25. The deal has been more than a year in the making.

Developer Jim MacPhaille has been informally polling city officials and residents of the Second Street neighborhood to see what kind of development the neighbors would welcome. A condo hotel or hotel plus a restaurant and theater are on the short list, but MacPhaille is still in the early planning stage.

The latest hurdle in the sale of the school is the debated ownership of and access to a driveway across the street from the main school campus. The school board’s attorney said all parties are working toward a fix so that the sale can be completed.


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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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