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Feasibility study underway for hotel in Petal

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PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

A feasibility study is underway in the city of Petal in hopes of landing the first hotel in the “Friendly City."
 
It is the first step in attracting hotel companies by providing them with the necessary information needed to commit to building in the city.

In that study, information about the city will aid builders deciding that Petal is the place to locate their hotel.
 
Details such as how many restaurants are in the area, special events which are held each year and how many visitors visit Petal, along with their school district being a top school in the state, will be provided in the report.
 
Petal Mayor Hal Marx said that there is a lot of things going on in Petal that could support a hotel being built in the city.
 
“We just think the time is right, Petal is growing on our own enough that we can maintain a hotel here,” Marx said. “When people come in from all over the state, and region actually, for the World Series for instance, we’d like to keep that money here in Petal and let them shop and eat here.”
 
The Petal Fire Department has a ladder truck which will provide fire protection and allows for taller buildings without any safety issues.
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