Trying for Resort Status...Again

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

City officials are asking the Mississippi legislature to give Philadelphia qualified resort status to help tourism officials attract national chain restaurants, and allow all establishments in the city to serve win and liquor by the glass.

A similar bill died in the legislature in 2010.

Mayor James Young says a study shows that over 12 million dollars in restaurant revenue leaves Philadelphia every year.


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  • by Jonathan Location: Philadelphia on Feb 13, 2012 at 04:06 PM
    I know many residents in Philadelphia are looking forward to the Resort status and the businesses that it will bring! I think that a majority of citizens are for pushing our community forward, however many of the actively religious in this area will try, as always, to keep change from happening.
  • by Ron Location: Neshoba County on Feb 13, 2012 at 09:44 AM
    The Mayor and Board of Alderman will be vigilant in pursuing this legislation because they want to squelch as many citizen concerns as possible on the issue of alcohol in the City of Philadelphia. They have dug themselves into a big budget deficit pit, and they see this as a lifeline to climb out. The citizens will still have the final say on this matter, however with their vote.
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