NEWS

Press Release

August 29, 2016

For immediate release

Contact: Kay Miller 228-435-6339

#ARTONTHERUE Downtown Biloxi Block Party First Friday September 2, 2016

 Biloxi Main Street continues its First Friday events on September 2nd. Don’t miss the fun at the #ARTONTHERUE Block Party.  This fun event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in downtown Biloxi’s Art District.  Entertainment will be provided by Colin Lockey.

Public Art Project-Humanity Line starting at Amost Circle Gallery,  128 Rue Magnolia, and don’t miss the American Graffiti Night opening reception at Gallery 782.  Pop in to Le Café Beignet for Game Triva Night starting at 7 p.m. fun & prizes galore. Don’t miss the cool pop up park!   Check in at the Magnolia Hotel for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate at a great downtown Biloxi business.

For more information call 228-435-6339 for more information or visit the Biloxi Main Street facebook page or www.mainstreetbiloxi.com.

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Press Release

July 12, 2016

For immediate release

RE: Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride Downtown

Contact: Kay Miller 228-435-6339 or mainstreet@biloxi.ms.us

Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride in downtown Biloxi resumes Tuesday July 19, 2016

There is no charge for this event. Bike lights and helmets are recommended.  The ride will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Bike Biloxi is a dinner ride in Downtown Biloxi.  The ride begins at 6 p.m., and starts at the Biloxi Visitor Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.  This month’s diner stop will be decided by the group.  Everyone is invited.  The ride is free; dinner at your cost.

For more information call 435-6339, or email mainstreet@biloxi.ms.us visit the Biloxi Main Street web site at www.mainstreetbiloxi.com.

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7-12-2016

RE: Biloxi Main Street Farmers Market Festival Series

FROM: Kay Miller

228-435-6339

DOWNTOWN BILOXI FARMERS MARKET FESTIVAL SERIES CONTINUES JULY 21st

Biloxi Main Street continues Downtown Farmers Market Festival Series on Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will continue our Farmers Market Festival summer season.  We plan to have two more festivals this year in September & October. Come and enjoy the many Farmers Market vendors, entertainment by Amber Runnels, and hourly giveaways.

The July Farmers Market will be “Summer Fun Cooking Demonstrations”, featuring fresh farmer’s market vegetables, don’t for get to visit the recipes card booth to pick up some great new recipes! Bring the kids, for fun and games!  Plan to have lunch with us; we will be grilling hamburgers & hotdogs.

The Biloxi Farmers Market is located under the I-110 corner of Howard & Hopkins, and will continue to be open every Tuesday and Thursday. Sponsors of this event are Biloxi Main Street, City of Biloxi, and the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

For any information on the Downtown Biloxi Farmers Market Festival contact 228-435-6339 or email us at mainstreet@biloxi.ms.us.

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     5-12-2016                                 RE: Gallery 782 Presents “Art Camp for Kids”

From: Kay Miller

228-435-6339

Gallery 782 Co-Art presents 

Summer Art Camp for Kids at Gallery 782, located at 782 Water Street in Biloxi.

Gallery artist will host a camp June 6th to 15th, from 9 a.m. until noon for a fee of $125.  Artist

Sue West indicates that, “Art Camp intended to be both educational and FUN.  Students will be exposed to sketching, print making, polymer clay, and wire wrap jewelry making. Camp is for children ages 9 and up.  Contact Sue West at msuewest@bellsouth.net or call 228-860-0448.

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5-11-2016

RE: Biloxi Main Street Farmers Market Festival Series

FROM: Kay Miller

228-435-6339

DOWNTOWN BILOXI FARMERS MARKET FESTIVAL SERIES KICKS OFF MAY 26

Biloxi Main Street kicks off Downtown Farmers Market Festival Series on Thursday, May 26, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be our first Farmers Market Festival of the summer season.  We plan to have four additional Farmers Market Festivals this year. Come and enjoy the many Farmers Market vendors, entertainment by Ty Taylor, and hourly giveaways.

The May Farmers Market will be “Cake Celebrations”, featuring all things CAKE:  cake decorating demonstrations, cake walks, and cupcake decorating for the kids. Plan to have lunch with us; we will be grilling hamburgers & hotdogs.

The Biloxi Farmers Market is located under the I-110 corner of Howard & Hopkins, and will continue to be open every Tuesday and Thursday. Sponsors of this event are Biloxi Main Street, City of Biloxi, and the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

For any information on the Downtown Biloxi Farmers Market Festival contact 228-435-6339 or email us at mainstreet@biloxi.ms.us.

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For Immediate Release

4-19-16

Grillin’ on the Green Winners

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Contact Person: Kay Miller- 435-6339

Biloxi Main Street District was Grillin’ GREEN with great crowds at the rescheduled Grillin’ On The Green during Saturday’s 10th Annual BBQ Competition and craft festival.  The weather was great! The festival featured things for everyone in the family, from children’s activities, great arts and craft booths, local musicians, and fabulous grilled foods.  Tonya Hebert won the tee-shirt design contest.  Eighteen grill teams competed in the BBQ contest.

Winners for the Grillin Contest:  

Ribs

1st Family Smokers-Eric Moran

2nd Team Bootleggers-Blake Dowdy

3rd The Peoples Bank-Pat Lyons

4th Just A Dab Will Do Ya-Charles Dabbs

5th 12 Bones BBQ-Alton McInnins tied with Bubbalicious-Juan Moncivias

Brisket

1st The Peoples Bank-Patrick Lyons

2nd Bubbalicious-Juan Moncivias

3rd Just A Dab Will Do Ya-Charles Dabbs

4th BBQ World-Terry Welch

5th Blue Smoke BBQ-Kevin Braun

Chicken

1st Barber-Q- Mike Barber

2nd Just A Dab Will Do Ya-Charles Dabbs

3rd Eight Ball BBQ- Jason Gibson

4th Family Smokers-Erick Moran

5th-Blue Smoke BBQ-Kevin Braun

Winning overall as the Grand Champion winner was Family Smokers-Eric Moran

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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2016
Main Street Celebrates Return of Shuckers

BILOXI ~ Main Street Biloxi will celebrate the return of the Biloxi Shuckers to MGM Park next week with a three-day fan-friendly event trading off last year’s popular Game Day Experience.

The Shuckers open their Southern League Class AA 2016 season with a five-game series against the Chattanooga Lookouts. The first game is Thursday, April 7. To kick off the home- and season-opener, Main Street Biloxi will host a Tailgate Party from 4 p.m. to game time at 6:40. The event will be at Hopkins and Howard Avenue under the I-110 overpass. There will be live music by Gram Rea, Ty Taylor and Brennan Roybal, some of your favorite food and beverages and a special appearance by the new team mascot.

On Friday, April 8, Main Street Biloxi will host a Taste of Downtown from 4-7 p.m. in the plaza area immediately north of the stadium. An eclectic menu of food items from Downtown Biloxi restaurants will be available.

On Saturday, organizers will again stage the Game Day Experience in the Vieux Marche area between Reynoir and Lameuse Streets on Howard Avenue. Shuckers players, coaches and owners will be introduced to the crowd and interact with fans. Special baseball-themed events like batting cages for boys and girls will also be offered, along with outstanding food and cold beverages. The team will be introduced starting at 11 a.m., and mingle with the fans until 1 p.m., at which time the crowd will escort the Shuckers to MGM Park. Fans will return to the Game Day Experience until game time for live music and special giveaways all afternoon, including game tickets and team merchandise.

For more information contact 228-435-6339.

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For Immediate Release

March 24, 2016 

Biloxi’s Great American Clean up, April 11-16, 2016

Contact Person: Kay Miller/ Downtown Services Manager

 Calling all volunteers! The City of Biloxi, has selected April 11-16, 2016 as Great American Clean up week.  Harrison County and the City of Biloxi invite all who are interested in making a difference in the cleanup efforts of our community.

Participation is requested during the week of April 11-16 for a city-wide clean up event to make Biloxi more CLEAN & GREEN.    We are asking for individuals, businesses, organizations, church groups, school groups and civic clubs to be involved.  If you would like to select a specific cleanup area for your group or neighbor-hood, please call to register.   Trash bags and gloves will be provided.  Supplies can be picked up from the Bond Grant House 932 Howard Ave. anytime during the week before, or on Saturday morning April 16th at the Biloxi Town Green.

If you are interested in participating in this event please call 228-435-6339, or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2015
Media Contact: Jeannie W. Zieren, Director of Training and Information Services
jeanniewaller@msmainstreet.com, 601.941.5409

Biloxi, one of seven U.S. Cities, selected to Receive Main Street ‘Refresh’

JACKSON, Miss. — The City of Biloxi is one of seven U.S. cities that has been selected as a demonstration site by The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) to implement its refreshed approach to comprehensive community revitalization and preservation-based economic development.

Biloxi, Mississippi; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Milledgeville, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; and Miami, Florida were named by the NMSC to be part of an ambitious program designed to reinvigorate the Main Street model. The program is supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“This is quite an honor for Main Street Biloxi and our program administrators, Kay Miller and Laurie Rosetti,” said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. “It underscores the tremendous job they do on a regular basis and also reflects well on the volunteers who provide so much support.”

Kay Miller, director of the Biloxi Main Street District said Main Street Biloxi already benefits from exceptional leadership from its volunteer board of directors, and that the pilot project will likely encourage more volunteerism and involvement locally. “It’s an exciting time for us with so much energy and focus on downtown Biloxi now that the new [minor league] stadium has opened,” Miller said. “Being one of only seven pilot projects across the country is in itself an honor, and we will also have the benefit of the involvement and counsel of top experts from the National Main Street Center who will help us upgrade our mission and assure its continued success.”
“We are grateful to Knight Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their generous support as we roll out a strengthened approach to commercial district revitalization,” said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Our updated methodology incorporates lessons we’ve learned in our decades of working with communities of all sizes and we are confident these pilot projects will demonstrate that our approach continues to be highly effective in breathing new life into our country’s historic downtowns and commercial districts.”

Each community, chosen after a competitive selection process, will benefit from recent strategic improvements to the National Main Street Center’s revitalization methodology that for 35 years has helped transform historic downtowns and urban neighborhoods nationwide. Local leaders will receive 12 to 18 months of free organizational capacity building and hands-on technical assistance from national experts on how best to involve the community in revitalization efforts, plan and execute long-term strategic action, and effectively measure the impact of those efforts.

“Providing people with spaces to connect and participate in neighborhood life is essential to creating the type of cities where people want to live and work,” said Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation Vice President for Community and National Initiatives. “The initiative will do just that by working with cities to create more vibrant downtown hubs and engaging residents as change agents in this transformation.”

Originally launched as a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center pioneered an incremental, volunteer-driven strategy to help flagging downtowns counteract booming suburban growth. This novel approach was in stark contrast to the urban renewal projects that were destroying commercial districts and neighborhoods all over the country. By tapping two important community resources, citizen participation and its older and historic buildings, the Main Street Approach has helped reinvigorate America’s historic downtowns and commercial districts in cities and towns across the country.
More information on pilot program can be found here.
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Biloxi Main Street is a designated Main Street program of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) and a nationally accredited member of the National Main Street Center.
MMSA is a program of the Mississippi Development Authority and the National Main Street Center with many partners and private investors. MMSA provides training, assistance and resources to Main Street members in Mississippi by establishing local programs, planning revitalization strategies, developing implementation plans, and solving specific problems in Main Street areas. For more information, visit MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from “t.e2ma.net” claiming to be www.msmainstreet.com.


 

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Media Contact: Erica Stewart, Manager, Public Affairs
202.588.6229, estewart@savingplaces.org

National Main Street Center Launches Pilot Program to Bring New Resources to Downtown Revitalization in 7 Cities

 Washington (December 2, 2015) – The National Main Street Center, Inc., has announced that seven U.S. cities have been selected as demonstration sites to implement its refreshed approach to comprehensive community revitalization and preservation-based economic development: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Milledgeville, Georgia; Biloxi, Mississippi; Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; and Miami, Florida. The program is supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

“We are grateful to Knight Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their generous support as we roll out a strengthened approach to commercial district revitalization,” said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Our updated methodology incorporates lessons we’ve learned in our decades of working with communities of all sizes and we are confident these pilot projects will demonstrate that our approach continues to be highly effective in breathing new life in our country’s historic downtowns and commercial districts.”

Each community, chosen after a competitive selection process, will benefit from recent strategic improvements to the National Main Street Center’s revitalization methodology that for 35 years has helped transform historic downtowns and urban neighborhoods nationwide. Local leaders will receive 12 to 18 months of free organizational capacity building and hands-on technical assistance from national experts on how best to involve the community in revitalization efforts, plan and executive long-term strategic action, and effectively measure the impact of those efforts.

“Providing people with spaces to connect and participate in neighborhood life is essential to creating the type of cities where people want to live and work,” said Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation vice president for community and national initiatives. “The initiative will do just that by working with cities to create more vibrant downtown hubs and engaging residents as change agents in this transformation.”

Originally launched as a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center pioneered an incremental, volunteer-driven strategy to help flagging downtowns counteract booming suburban growth. This novel approach was in stark contrast to the urban renewal projects that were destroying commercial districts and neighborhoods all over the country. By tapping two important community resources, citizen participation and its older and historic buildings, the Main Street Approach has helped reinvigorate America’s historic downtowns and commercial districts in cities and towns across the country.

More information on pilot program can be found here.