Free trolley service comes to Old Town, Chamber names Businesses of the Year, an upstate magazine takes note of local homes, and the 10th Katrina Anniversary event schedule!
- stories and photos by Ellis Anderson unless otherwise attributed
Free Trolley Service in Old Town to Start July 4th
The Bay Trolley will run Thursday through Sunday connecting points along the route beginning at Hollywood Casino heading to Old Town Bay St. Louis along Main Street and then to the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor.
From there the trolley will stop at locations such as The Ugly Pirate, Mockingbird Café, The Depot District, Commagere Park, McDonald Park, Market Town Shopping Center and Zuppardos Plaza and back to Hollywood Casino. The entire route will take approximately 40 minutes round trip.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday trolley service will extend through the evening hours from 5pm to 10pm. See schedule below for details on time.
The trolley also accepts bicyclists. It features a drop-down bike rack in the front that will carry two bikes.
BSL Named One of America's 20 Coolest Beach Towns
In June, the Matador Network published an article naming Bay St. Louis as one of America's "Coolest" beach towns. Here's what they said about BSL:
This small coastal town has white sand beaches and Southern charm, but also a flourishing artistic community that helps build a full calendar of cultural events.
According to the article, criteria to make the cut was based on three factors:
1. Small: No major cities allowed.
2. Year-round energy: The town can’t pack up and leave after “the season”.
3. Entertainment outside of the beach: Music, breweries, galleries, museums, and festivals also play integral parts of the culture.
Matador calls itself the world's largest independent travel publisher, with over 12 million unique monthly visitors.
Chamber Announces Businesses of the Year
Cleaver Prime Sponsor S&L Office Supply was named the Waveland Business of the Year by the Hancock Chamber recently. Bay St. Louis Business of the Year is Bay Pharmacy. Other honorees include Urgent Care for Diamondhead, Coastal Hardware for Kiln and Dixieland Home, Farm and Garden for Hancock County.
All businesses will be honored at the Salute to Business and Industry Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, August 27th, beginning at 5:30pm at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast. Click here for more details about the event and to purchase tickets.
Congrats all - especially S&L owner Chris Cochran!
Three Bay-Waveland Homes Featured in Design Magazine
Katrina 10th Anniversary Schedule