Saltgrass Steakhouse project moving forward

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is hoping to speed up the city’s regulatory process involving the permitting of a new upscale steakhouse on Point Cadet since the development has already been months in the making.

The Saltgrass Steakhouse, a “Texas to the Bone” brand owned by Golden Nugget parent firm Landry’s, had its initial appearance before the city’s Development Review Committee on Thursday, where key city departments reviewed the initial plans. The proposed restaurant, to be situated at the northeast corner of Myrtle Street and U.S. 90 at the foot of the Biloxi Bay Bridge, now heads to the city’s Architectural and Historic Review Commission.

Saltgrass, which has 15 locations in Houston and restaurants in Pensacola, Branson and Lafayette, La., would have a Biloxi location offering 9,500-square feet, with space for more than 300 patrons, including a covered patio.

Gilich is proposing that since the area remains classified as an historic district, that the AHRC meet on Jan. 12, two weeks earlier than its scheduled meeting, and that the city’s months-old Tree Committee also speed up its review of the development. All the necessary public notices for the project would be satisfied, despite the accelerated schedule. A building permit could be issued by the end of January.
See proposed renderings of the Biloxi Saltgrass
See background on Saltgrass