While stabilization crews scale the building's exterior, H.R.I. officials were inside working to push the project forward.
"We are here to give a tour of the building, The Riley Center and the downtown area for First NBC Bank out of New Orleans. First NBC is a potential lender on the project," said Josh Collen with H.R.I Properties.
Like HRI properties, First NBC Bank is out of New Orleans. They are currently in business together on the King Edward Project in Jackson. After his first tour of the Threefoot, Bank Vice President Rodney Crosby says he likes what he has seen.
"I think the structure of the building is great. There is work to do on the inside, but I think the end result will be great," said Rodney Crosby.
Now, Crosby will take what he saw in Meridian back to New Orleans. Bank officials still have to decide if they plan to loan H.R.I. the five million dollars to get this project started.
For Mayor Cheri Barry, this tour was her first opportunity to walk the property with company officials. Several City Council members were by her side including Jesse Palmer, Mary Perry and Barbara Henson.
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