Also this week, Mississippi Business Journal published "Condos Coming to the Bay" by veteran business writer and blogger Lisa Monti, including an interview with one of the developers, Chet LeBlac. An excerpt and link to the full article are below:
It took developer Chet LeBlanc 11 years, but his nine-unit Front Street Inn condo development on North Beach Boulevard in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis is set to break ground this month.
“This will be first place where you can own property downtown and live their full-time if you choose to,” LeBlanc said.
The original project, which had six condos, was derailed, first by Hurricane Katrina and then by the recession. “We broke ground two weeks before Katrina hit and we couldn’t get back on the property for almost three years. Then the economy turned and we couldn’t get any financing,” he said.
Now, with financing in place, six condos sold, LeBlanc is aiming for construction to be completed by next summer.
Read the rest of the article on the Mississippi Business Journal website.