Here are the top news highlights we saw around the area this week:
- River Walk Plaza: $100M Development Coming to Mobile’s Waterfront
Mobile is getting a $100M entertainment and hospitality complex, River Walk Plaza, on the waterfront.
It includes a hotel, condos, office space, dining, retail, and entertainment, set to break ground in 2025.
See more details here.
- Bienville Square Unveils New Oyster Sculpture
Bienville Square got a new oyster sculpture, replacing the one vandalized last year.
The Downtown Mobile Alliance sponsored the $3.5K artwork, capturing the city’s spirit.
It’s set to join the iconic Mobile Bay Oyster Trail.
- Bellingrath Gardens’ Holiday Lights Shine Among Nation’s Top Christmas Displays
Bellingrath Gardens shines with 3 million lights for the holidays, ranking as the nation’s fourth-best Christmas display.
Open until January 3, but closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- $650 Million Industrial Development: Combining Conservation and Job Creation
Mobile is moving forward with a $650 million industrial project in the Dog River Watershed.
The plan includes conserving 127 acres and enhancing local infrastructure for job creation.
- Governor Ivey Visits Camille Place
Governor Ivey recently visited Camille Place, a shelter for trafficked girls, where she shared cookies and cocoa and invited them to tour her home.
Here’s how you can help, too.
- A Holiday Blessing
In a heartwarming holiday twist, a woman joyfully reclaimed her cherished painting, mistakenly given to Goodwill.
It’s all thanks to a kind stranger’s response to her social media plea.
- Mobile Metro Sees Rare Increase in Brick-and-Mortar Retail Stores
Mobile is one of just nine U.S. metros to report a growth in brick-and-mortar retail!
Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.
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