What's Happening in Pascagoula?

Posted on: August 28, 2017

Main Street Pascagoula Awards $10,000 in Façade Grants

Main Street in blue with the lighthouse in the background

Main Street Pascagoula has awarded façade grants to six local businesses throughout the Pascagoula Main Street Business District.

Façade grants offer a financial incentive to encourage local property owners and businesses to improve the exterior appearance of their buildings and storefronts. Even simple changes such as new paint or landscaping can help signal positive change and often stimulates similar improvements in neighboring buildings.

“I’m excited that we can play a small part in helping these small, local businesses improve,” said Michele Coats, President of Main Street. “These businesses owners have put their trust in our community so this is a great way to invest in their businesses to help them succeed. It’s a win-win for all of Pascagoula.”

The six Façade Grant Award Recipients include:

Edd’s Drive-In - Walker Foster, Sr.

3834 Market Street

Re-stucco the building, paint the exterior and add additional landscaping

Nura Juice Bar - Marcel and Kenyetta Kinard

303 Delmas Ave Cottage E

Add screen door, replace the blinds and landscaping

Whimsey Books & Toys - Tracy Wilson and Cathy Johnson

3255 Pascagoula Street

Commission Haley Herring to create a mural on the north side of the building (facing railroad tracks) and resurface the existing Scranton’s sign.

Downtown Jazz Club - Susan Williams

3225 Canty Street

Replace the existing awning, pressure wash the building and landscaping

Southern Bells Like Big Bows - Shannon and Micah van Duijvendijk

711 Krebs Ave.

Complete the upper level, add historic lighting and landscaping

The Jury Room - Parker Pugh and Ramsay Taylor

702 Delmas Ave.

Add an awning, install double entry doors and add additional signage

Main Street Pascagoula is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, preservation and economic growth of Historic Downtown Pascagoula. Our funding is made possible by partnerships with the City of Pascagoula, the Mississippi Main Street Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and most importantly, generous contributions from public companies and private citizens of the city and surrounding communities. Main Street Pascagoula is a certified Main Street Community in the State of Mississippi and has received 29 beautification and improvement awards in the past 15 years.

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