Biloxi Margaritaville Approved

The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved April 7 previously shelved plans to build a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi.

Buffett and a group of developers can now move forward on construction of the $48 million project that will also include retail stores, an events center and a marina. The project will be built along Biloxi’s Back Bay.

The facility is targeting a spring 2012 opening.