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       The Hancock Chamber of Commerce
is celebrating one year of being in its new location at 300 S. 2nd Street in Bay St. Louis. The move has been incredibly positive. Not only does the Chamber now have more space for operations and meetings, it has also enhanced
the depth of partnership with the City of Bay St. Louis. However, relocating brought about more than just a change in address. The new location has made the Chamber of Commerce the link between Old Town’s Main Street District and the Depot District, bringing these two vibrant areas of the town closer together.
Those familiar with Main Street and Beach Boulevard know that this is a bustling area featuring many historic buildings and unique local businesses. This area has long been the heart
of Bay St. Louis, attracting tourists
story and photos courtesy of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce
and locals alike with its charm and character. The Depot District, on the other hand, is a newly-renovated area with an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, public spaces, vacation rentals, charming shops and more.
The commercial side perfectly complements the Historic L & N Railroad Depot, which houses the Hancock County Tourism Bureau, the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum and the Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum. The Depot will soon return to being a fully functioning rail stop with the re-establishment of the Amtrak Passenger Rail Service at the end of 2023.
The lawn in front of the Depot is
a beautifully landscaped park. The sprawling green space includes a gazebo, pavilions, public restrooms, picnic tables, a duck pond and
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