Those who don’t want to drive outside Biloxi to shop for home decor at Tuesday Morning or sports gear at Hibbett Sports will soon find them at Edgewater Village in Biloxi.
In his weekly report, Biloxi Community Development Director Jerry Creel said the city received plans for the two retail stores along with a T-Mobile Cellular Sales Center at the Edgewater Village shopping center across from the mall on Edgewater Drive.
Monte Luffey, principal with Southeast Commercial, said Tuesday Morning is moving from Hardy Court in Gulfport and will open early next year Stein Mart and Mugshots. Hibbett Sports will be next to Tuesday Morning and T-Mobile could be open before the end of the year, he said, between Dollar Tree and Sumo Japanese Steakhouse.
“We’ve got a few more categories of tenants we want to go after,” said Luffey, who is working to fill the shopping center and the outparcel near U.S. 90.
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This week the Biloxi Council is expected to have the second reading and discussion on establishing a Health Care Industry Overlay District Classification and Zone.
“If approved, the new district will provide incentives for eligible new or expanding health care facilities within a five mile radius of Merit Health Hospital at 150 Reynoir St.,” Creel said.
The council also is scheduled to conduct a first reading of a proposed change in zoning for property north and west of the new Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. The change from Waterfront to Community Business would prevent any casinos on the land but could attract family friendly amusement development, Creel said.
A first reading also is on the agenda at the 1:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday for a zoning change for the former Santa Maria Del Mar senior apartments and surrounding land to create a luxury hotel with 154 suites.
Both zoning changes were recommended by the Biloxi Planning Commission.
Biloxi Council also will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to look at increasing city employees’ pay.