Long Beach Breeze

PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LONG BEACH, MS PERMIT NO. 60 Long Beach Breeze P.O. Box 144, Long Beach, MS 39560 September 20, 2018 • Volume 2, Number 9 • “Good News You Can Use” LET ME HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME! 228-452-1186 cont. on page 6 cont. on page 5 Seabees return home Photo by Collin Turner Steelworker 1st Class Harry Persadsingh, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Con- struction Battalion (NMCB) 11, reads a sign held by his daughter during a home- coming reception celebrating the return of the Battalion from their scheduled deploy- ment. See story and additional photos on Page 4. Construction of an important traf- fic connection is planned for Long Beach. It calls for the extension of Beat- line Road to include the addition of a six-mile stretch made up of four lanes and a center turn lane. The new section of road will be named Beatline Parkway. It will start at the railroad tracks at the point where Beatline now turns and changes into West Railroad Street and continue through to Holiday Street, which runs along- side the Wal-Mart property to reach Highway 90 at the city lim- its line dividing Long Beach from By Amanda Compton-Ortiz Pass Christian. According to Long Beach City Engineer David Ball, the design for the project, first discussed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen inApril, is in the conceptual stages. The project is an interlocal agree- ment and partnership between the City of Long Beach, City of Pass Christian, and Harrison County. Pickering Engineering is helping to secure funding for the project, estimated to cost between $45 and $50 million or more. An exact dol- lar amount as well as a specific start date for the project depends on results of a study currently being conducted by the Mississip- Beatline Parkway on tap Harbor Market sets opening for September 28 Special to Long Beach Breeze The new Long Beach Harbor Market is underway along Highway 90 at 217 East Beach Blvd. For those looking to experience what a coastal town like Long Beach has to offer, all in one loca- tion, the city’s Harbor just may be the next stop. The site, located along Highway 90 at 217 East Beach Blvd. in Long Beach, is home to Harbor Market, a unique, open-air select vendor and farmers market expected to open on September 28. “There is nothing else like this on the Coast,” said Quentin Denney, general manager of the market. “This is an entirely new concept and foreign to this area, and we hope to change that.” The local Parrish and Welch fam- ilies came up with the idea for the site about a year ago and continued to expand on their concept through By Amanda Compton-Ortiz visits to other states with similar attractions. “The site is unique, and we devel- oped the concept around the loca- tion and on what features we knew we could add to it to make it amaz- ing,” said Denney, who also man- ages social media and branding for the concept. “Someone had to go first, and that’s where we like to be posi- tioned,” he said. “We truly feel this is a concept that will be copied and built upon. We have the weather, the population and location to push the concept Coast-wide and watch it take off.” The market’s anchor restaurant, named Country Kitchen at Har- bor Market, will feature a south- ern comfort menu with prices well below the $20 price point per per- son, according to Denney. Lee Parrish said the menu will feature country cooking similar to what you’d expect at Grandma’s house after church on Sunday.