Our waterfront is changing again! A new restaurant will take its place along Beach Boulevard - and it's promising something new and different.
- Story by Lisa Monti
After some adjustments to the original restaurant plans during the city’s Historic Preservation Commission review process, architect Leah Watters of Pass Christian came back to the city with a new design influenced by popular Florida Panhandle destinations. Watters calls it “Alys Beach meets Rosemary Beach, a modern take on East Indies style with an emphasis on trim and architectural detail."
The Bay Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the site plan at its Jan. 26 meeting. The City Council voted its approval of the project at its Feb. 2 meeting.
As the developer and landlord, Anthony has the lease tenant secured, and the project is in the final stages of concept and menu development. He would not reveal any more details.
Anthony did promise that the new restaurant will offer something different to guests in Old Town, where restaurants and bars are packed in and around the historic downtown, especially along Main Street and Beach Boulevard. One thing the new restaurant will have in common with its neighbors is that customers will have to use public lots and the city’s nearby garage for parking.
Anthony, who is from Pass Christian, said, “We want this development to be a good addition to this great community.”