WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

Sachin Ghatwal

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' holiday lights shine

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

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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