(Ocean Springs, MS) – The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism
Bureau, in partnership with the Mississippi Power Foundation and the United Way of
Jackson and George Counties, recently awarded façade grant improvement matching
funds to downtown businesses.
The program funded by Mississippi Power totaling $20,000 provides matching funds to
improve the exterior of buildings to help enhance the overall streetscape and attract new
customers and tourists.
Ocean Springs Main Street’s Design Committee reviewed each application and evaluated
each based on the eligible guidelines. Eleven downtown businesses residing in the Main
Street district received the award of the grant funds on Friday as committee members
hand delivered the good news.
Main Street officials announced the following businesses as recipients:
- Coastal Magpie, for awning replacement
- Cottage at Rosetti Park, for paint removal
- Crooked Coast, for awning, landscaping, and signage
- Downtown Carts, for mural project
- Embellish, for awning and mural project
- Gina’s, for awning, landscaping, and signage
- La Sauce Style, for repair to exterior including windows
- Maison de Lu, for cosmetic adjustments and landscaping
- Ocean Springs Lumber & Supply, for signage repair and landscaping
- The Pink Rooster, for paint and signage
- Twisted Anchor, for mural project and vinyl window repair
All projects are matching funded grants and required to be completed within three
months from award time. Each business is required to comply with all city rules and
regulations through the Building Department. Any mural projects are subject to review by
a design committee.
“Thanks to our community partnership, Ocean Springs Main Street was able to help
support our local businesses thrive” says Cynthia Sutton, executive director of the Ocean
Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. “This grant is a vital tool to
help the continued growth and development of our downtown area and aid in attracting
more travelers to our area to shop, eat and stay.”
For more information on the Ocean Springs Main Street façade grant program, please call
us at 228-875-4424.