Visitors to the Hattiesburg Zoo will soon enjoy a greater variety of food and beverages, thanks to a Hattiesburg business.
Next spring, the zoo will open the new Safari Grill on the site of the old concession stand.
It will be three times larger and it will have an expanded menu.
A new deck overlooking the zoo's lake will also be part of the project.
Keithco Petroleum is funding the construction with a $45,000 sponsorship.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday morning.
The opening date is set for March 1.
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