Notebook scoop: Italian Bistro in the works in Old Town

Pop the cork! New bistro coming to Bay St. Louis

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The Find: Fancypants Crunch Cookies!

The Find: Craving an exceptional crunchy cookie? I found it.

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Building permit reports: Waveland, Bay St. Louis & Hancock County

We’ve now got Waveland’s monthly building report along with the weekly permit reports from Bay St. Louis and Hancock County. Thank you, Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke.

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Weekly building permit report

Get the details on residential and commercial building permits issued last week.

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Your weekly building permit report: houses, a bulkhead & a banquet hall

Happy Monday. Here’s your weekly building permit recap for the week of Jan. 23-27. The Bay St. Louis Building Department issued two permits: one for a residential remodel and another for a bulkhead-pier and boathouse deck. Total value of both permits is $55,000 with total fees of $366. The Hancock County Building Department issued five…

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Tamale Shak II opening soon. Here’s the menu.

The popular Tamale Shak on 30th Avenue in Gulfport is branching out to Buoy’s Bar and is planning a Second Saturday opening. Owner Wendy Reed has partnered with Toni Strickland to open Tamale Shak II with the same menu as the original restaurant. Think tamales and more. Toni said, “Everything is fresh made-to-order, the tamales…

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Avocado’s opening in 2017. Here’s the menu.

A new Mexican restaurant named Avocado’s is coming to Bay St. Louis in the new year. The owners are completely remodeling the old Scafidi’s Wheel Inn site at 820 U.S. 90 for the restaurant which is scheduled to open in mid-February. “We’re doing the whole building – the plumbing electrical, walls, ceilings and bathrooms,” said…

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Local ER nurse turns idea into patent

Rebecca Capps, an ER nurse at Hancock Medical, got an idea years ago for a product to help acute care health professionals keep their tools right at their fingertips. Read Rebecca’s story in the current Mississippi Business Journal, where it’s the top story on the website today. Go to http://msbusiness.com/2016/10/mississippi-er-nurse-gets-patent-product/  

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A&G Theatre under contract

The old A&G Theatre on Beach Boulevard is under contract, and the landmark building will be on the market for lease. The Hayden family put the historic theater and a couple of adjacent lots on State Street up for sale in 2014. New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille is in the process of buying the property for…

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