Italian Garden opened on October 14th, offering authentic Italian meals in a spacious Hwy. 90 location (828 Hwy 90). Lisa Monti introduces co-owner Giovanni Karelli and shares the menu.
- photos by Ellis Anderson
The old 84 Lumber facility at Nicholson and Hwy 90 has been abandoned since 2011, but soon it will be the home of a fascinating new business. Lisa Monti reports for Mississippi Business Journal.
Bay-Waveland residents may have noticed a flurry of activity at the site of the old 84 Lumber site, on Nicholson Avenue, near the intersection of Hwy. 90. An unsightly chainlink/barbed wire fence across the front of the facility has been removed and the faded blue paint of the main building now has a fresh coat of white.
The facelift is just the most obvious sign of change, and the most ironic: the facility is being repurposed to serve as a home for a company that builds storefronts for several popular national retailers.
Mississippi Business Journal published a detailed article by Lisa Monti earlier this week. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full story!
Infinity-AP is moving its custom storefront fabrication operation from Chalmette, La., to the vacant 84 Lumber location off U.S. 90 in Waveland. Co-owner Rick Bradley said the goal is to open in early 2017 with up to 15 employees.
The company designs, engineers and fabricates custom storefronts for international retailers. Bradley said their best known customers are Abercrombie & Fitch and its subsidiary Hollister Co., and Victoria’s Secret and its PINK chain of stores for younger customers. Infinity-AP also has done work for American brands around the world, including the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The company outgrew the 10,000-square-foot building it leased in Chalmette. The new location has a 20,000-square-footbuilding, a 10,000 square feet building and two canopied areas with 9,000 square feet each. The entire site covers almost five acres.
Read the whole article on the Mississippi Business Journal website.