Community Market to reopen — with restrictions

The Charles R. Hegwood Community Market will re-open offering produce only beginning on Tuesday.

The market, which temporarily closed earlier this month because of fears of spreading the coronavirus, will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the I-10 overpass off Howard and Hopkins. City staff will be on hand to insure proper social distancing, and vendors will be situated apart from each other.

Only vendors selling produce will be allowed, and they must each make reservations with the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department by calling 228-388-7170.

“These types of vendors provide essential necessities for residents,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said. “We are dealing with a constantly changing environment and we want to follow the CDC guidelines while providing services our residents need. However, if we have issues with the operation, we’ll stop doing it.”

All vendors and customers will be asked to practice social distancing while shopping and parking, and to avoid touching and inspecting the produce. 
Visit the Biloxi Parks & Recreation webpage

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Infrastructure report: A new infrastructure video update and newly updated, detailed maps have been published to the Restore Biloxi page. To see the updated information, click here.

Weekly report: “It’s business as unusual,” Community Development Director Jerry Creel said the other day, but it’s still business. To see the accomplishments from last week in key city departments – Fire, Police, Community Development and Engineering – click here.

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