Margaritaville Biloxi Hangs Loose

Harrah’s Entertainment continues to explore options for getting its proposed $700 million Margaritaville Casino & Resort in Biloxi, Miss., completed since construction was halted last year.

R. Scott Barber, Harrah’s mid-south regional president, told the Sun Herald the Jimmy Buffett-backed project is still a goal but there’s no change in its status despite rumors of possible new partners.

Harrah’s officials decided to halt construction of the beach resort, originally scheduled to open in 2010, because of the down economy and area market conditions.

The development is to feature a Margaritaville restaurant, casino, 800-room hotel, pool with a bar, convention space, full-service spa and retail space.