Downtown Mugshots will open on Friday

Downtown Biloxi welcomes a familiar name this week with the opening of Mugshots Grill and Bar, but those who frequented the former Edgewater Village location will find a decidedly more sports-themed atmosphere at the Main Street location.

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant, which has been under construction since April 2017, is scheduled to open Friday at 10:45 a.m., and will be open seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. until midnight. The location, a $4 million investment, will employ about 50 people.

“We’ll have the same great food that we had at Edgewater Village and at the Mugshots in Gulfport and D’Iberville, but the downtown Biloxi location will definitely have a theme for the sports-minded,” said Callie Gottsche Mullins of Mugshots.

The Main Street location will have 47 flat screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a 50-foot sports ticker behind the bar that will show the latest scores and stats.

“Another big difference at the downtown Biloxi location,” Mullins says, “are large roll-up doors that open to the patio area adjacent to the bar. You could actually be sitting at the bar, but also enjoying the open-air patio, which is going to be very popular in the summer months.”

The move to downtown Biloxi also meant the closing of the Edgewater Village Mugshots on Saturday night.

“It was bittersweet,” Mullins said. “That location has been fantastic for us over the past seven years. It started it all for us on the Gulf Coast, but with the new locations in Gulfport and D’Iberville, we thought it was time for something new in Biloxi, to revamp our Biloxi presence, and we believe downtown Biloxi is the place to be.”

For Ron Savell, owner of Mugshots Grill and Bar, the move to downtown was an easy decision: He already owns the popular Patio 44, immediately south of the new Mugshots location.
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News and notes: Weekly report, photos, video, council agenda

The week that was: The latest on the number of emergency responses, construction valuations and the progress of city projects can be found in the weekly reports.  To see last week’s reports from the departments of Fire, Police, Community Development and Engineering, click here.

Last-minute Christmas shopping:  Dozens of shoppers were able to get one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts last weekend during the two-day event Holiday Open House at the Biloxi Visitors Center.  To see images from the affair, click here.

Rolling in Biloxi: Coast Transit Authority and the city this morning rolled out Biloxi’s newest route, Route 32 serving Popp’s Ferry Road and beyond. Councilmember Kenny Glavan, who has pushed for the addition, captured the excitement in photos.  To see his images from this morning, click here.

Shrimping Tour video:  There’s a new high-energy video that showcases the Biloxi Shrimping Tour, a tour that sails from Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.  To see the popular video – more than 200,000 views in only a few days – click here.

Next council meeting: The Biloxi City Council holds its last scheduled meeting of 2017 on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here