By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief
Mississippi is getting a lottery and that makes me wonder if Chaibi will sell tickets after scratch-off games are approved, which could take about two years.
Chaibi is one of our back-to-back Broadmoor neighborhood convenience stores on the Kelly Avenue corridor in Gulfport, the other being Hop In, also known as the Chevron Mart.
I’m hoping for the day I can walk to Chaibi to buy scratch-offs while also getting a variety of cheap brown-bag beer, reasonably priced packs of incense and perhaps a nice ballcap.
Chaibi, formerly the Broadmoor Laundry, is looking its best after getting a new window. This is how things looked outside the shop Aug. 16 before the window was installed.
I have no idea what the heck happened to the old window. I presume no shooting or no looting, but you never know.
Maybe Skip and T.J. know because they are Chaibi regulars.
I’m just glad things are back to normal at one of my favorite places.
I hope Hop In, which faces the railroad tracks, doesn’t become a lottery-ticket seller. I’m not a fan of the name, and though Chaibi has had problems with the Blue Lights, it seems at times that Hop In is a nightly magnet for the Blue Lights.