Historic Bay St. Louis City Hall leased to Hancock County Chamber of Commerce
The Historic City Hall in Bay St. Louis is getting a makeover as the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce takes it over as its new home office.
The Bay St. Louis City Council made the unanimous decision to sign a contract leasing the 100-year-old building to the chamber.
At a little more than $300,000, the chamber will repurpose the top floor as its office space and the bottom floor as a public-use area.
The chamber currently has its offices on the second floor of Hancock Whitney Bank which is soon to become full service with staff. Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Director Tish Williams said, “The city has tremendous plans coming on board for the Depot District improvements. So we will be that bridge to bring those two districts of old town together. We’re also going to be a resource to businesses to provide them with the technical assistance they need to start their business and grow their business.”
Some of that money will also be used to make improvements to the tennis court just outside the building.