It’s no secret the casinos in east Biloxi have been expanding and renovating their properties. Finally, the hard work is paying off. Harrah’s Gulf Coast is celebrating the grand opening of its new restaurant, Magnolia House. This is the first of many good things to come from the new Harrah’s, and it has all come together quite nicely. The Harrah's Gulf Coast, formally known as the Grand, is celebrating the opening of its new, one of a kind restaurant, Magnolia House. The casino is hosting a celebration and ribbon cutting for invited guests to sample the southern style eatery.
Jonathon Jones, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Gulf Coast, says, "We're very, very excited to show off our new Magnolia House fine dining restaurant. We expect a lot of folks from the community, so a lot of our community partners, city, county, state officials." Jones says he hopes that guests will enjoy the unique layout of the restaurant, while they’re enjoying Coast favorites like shrimp and oysters. Jones also says, "It’s not an open space. It'll be like a southern home. It’s very intimate, comfortable, yet fine dining experience." Just across the street, the Golden Nugget revealed its $100 million renovations this week, including a brand new casino floor, pool deck, and the addition of a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant.
Melissa Radovich, the Marketing Director for the Golden Nugget, says, "We're very excited to be running full force, not under construction anymore, so we're ready to go." Both the Golden Nugget and Harrah’s Gulf Coast are committed to making the gaming experience in Biloxi the best it can be and to also raise the bar against outside competition. Radovich also says, "We’ve seen an increase over the last few months, and hopefully that continues on that path, and you know really, we are here to set the standard and help everyone raise the bar.” The Golden Nugget renovations are complete, but over at Harrah's Gulf Coast, the renovations will be done sometime in June and will include the green space what was once the eyesore of Highway 90, the former Margaritaville.