Hattiesburg nightclub to close, open as family restaurant

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A downtown Hattiesburg nightclub and daytime restaurant will soon have a much different atmosphere when a new owner takes over.

Downtown businessman Mitch Brown will be turning the Bottling Company into a family oriented restaurant. Brown, who owns Brownstone's Restaurant, went before the Forrest County Supervisors Thursday morning in an effort to find out if the city or county owns an ally way next to the building which Brown hopes to utilize.

Brown says he's working to get started on the project as quickly as possible.

"We have already invested a lot in downtown Hattiesburg and so this is just another investment that we're doing that I think will help downtown, it'll help our other venues also," said Brown.

Brown says he does plan on including some type of outdoor seating but didn't say what the name of the restaurant would be, only that it is a franchise.

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