Gulfport Begins Work On 'Funky' Fishbone Alley

GULFPORT, MS (AP) — Gulfport officials have broken ground on Fishbone Alley.

         Mayor Billy Hewes tells The Sun Herald’s Justin Mitchell the $250,000 project will transform an "unsightly, smelly" corridor between 26th and 27th avenues into a "funky little street.

         City officials say the goal of the project is to create a destination point out of an alley that is used by tourists and residents on a daily basis.

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         Chris Vignes, public information officer for the city, said many restaurants and bars in the historic buildings on either side of the alley will open courtyards into it.

         Hewes said area artists will participate in the design and landscaping of the street to make it uniquely South Mississippi.

         He says many historic downtown areas have been transforming alleyways to create fun spots for visitors.

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