New eateries proposed downtown; weekend preview; latest spill info

Developers will be seeking approval for two more restaurant-and-bar sites in downtown Biloxi when the City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building on MLK Boulevard.

The measures are among more than two dozen issues — including eight zoning measures — on the council’s agenda.

The proposed eateries would be the Main Street Diner in the Masonic Temple building at Howard and Main streets, and Fat Crab’s Sports Bar and Grill, in the Barq Building in the Vieux Marche Mall.

Also on the agenda: Proposals to provide $7,000 toward the Fourth of July fireworks display, $24,000 for the city logo to continue to be displayed on the sails of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum schooners; $10,000 in new office equipment for City Council clerks; and contract amendments to continue work on several city restoration projects.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

News and notes

Weekend preview: The Coliseum’s Summer Fair is in swing at the Coast Coliseum, and you’ll find Yes and Peter Frampton at the Beau Rivage, Train at Hard Rock, and Ginuwine at IP. To read about these events and others, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Spill info, Part 1: Christy Lebatard, a city engineer who has worked on the city’s oil spill mitigation plan, discusses the plan in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the program, click here.

Spill info, Part 2: The city next week will begin receiving sealed bids from contractors for a pre-event oil pollution protection and removal contract, similar to the contract the city currently has in place for the removal of hurricane debris. To see the advertisement for the contract, click here. To see the specifications themselves, click here.

Spill info, Part 3: To read today’s Mississippi Highlights — a compendium of statistics from BP — click here.

USS Biloxi photos: To see more than two dozen photographs of the work now underway at the USS Biloxi and Guice Park site, click here.