Biloxi Needs A Barq's Museum! Let's Make it Happen!!

Biloxi deserves a Barq's Museum. For 120 years the residents of Biloxi and Mississippi Coast have been unwavering consumers and champions for the now world famous root beer, and yet it is not common knowledge that Barq's was invented here in Biloxi. A museum dedicated to the past, present, and future of Barq's would serve Biloxi and the community in a number of ways: 

1) Make the word and product "BARQ's" synonymous with Biloxi and Mississippi.
The same way 90% of the general pubic thinks Atlanta when they think of Coca-Cola, this museum would contribute a big part to associating Biloxi with Barq's.

2) Revitalize the dwindling Vieux Marche of Downtown Biloxi, with a Barq's Museum that over time would become a major tourist attraction.

3) The museum could consist of a number of quirky interactive exhibits for both children and adults, a "Root Beer Theater" with a 30 minute looping compilation of Barq's history, advertisements, and fun. A tasting station that mimics the Coca-Cola Tasting Station in Disney World, with a bar of current and discontinued Barq's products. The centerpiece and money maker would be a tasteful, but enormous gift shop with a plethora of Barq's products and apparel, most of which could be exclusives to the museum and museum's online gift shop.

The museum should be focused on attention to detail, and fun. Like a 30 foot Barq's bottle at the entrance to the museum, or the red barrels from the original Barq's label – come to life, with red painted barrels around the perimeter of the building. Most importantly the building itself painted half blue and half silver like the two iconic logos.

The more signatures we get the better, and we'll share them with the Barq's Family, The Mayor of Biloxi, and Coca Cola, in hopes of building this temple to the Goodest of All Root Beers, the one with Bite... Barq's!

Update #44 months ago
Hello all Barq's Museum Supporters,

Holy Cow, we are halfway there! WE HAVE REACHED 5,000 SIGNATURES! If every one of you that signed the petition and are reading this now simply get one other person to sign, we will jump to 10,000 signatures and
reach the first real milestone in building a Barq's Museum in Biloxi Mississippi. All you gotta do is tell one person who loves Barq's and knows how to sign their name.

This calls for a root beer float!
-Go Saints!

All the best,
Alexander Frentz
Update #35 months ago
Hello all Barq's Museum Supporters,

It has been one week since I launched this petition and oh how the world has changed.
We now sit at over 3,000 signatures from Barq's Root beer Fans all over the world!
That is nearly 1/3 of our 10,000 person goal! So what do we do now? Keep on trucking!
Make a Youtube Video, stream a Facebook live video, reach out across Instagram
and flood the internet with our motto and hashtag... Biloxi deserves a #BarqsMuseum
-Go Saints!

All the best,
Alexander Frentz
Update #25 months ago
Hello all Barq's Museum Supporters,

Only 3 days in and we are so close to 1,000 signatures! Tonight I am hoping to boost our numbers to infinity and beyond with the help of WLOX News. I just got back from a taped interview we did in the Vieux Marche of downtown Biloxi, and it will be airing tonight at 6PM and 10PM. This will definitely get more eyes on the petition.

Be sure to tune in and tell your friends... Biloxi deserves a #BarqsMuseum
-Go Saints!

All the best,
Alexander Frentz
Update #15 months ago
Hello all Barq's Museum Supporters,

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for signing the petition and sharing your wonderful Barq's memories. We currently have over 300 signatures, not bad considering I posted this petition just yesterday. Please share the petition with your friends and loved ones, and we'll have a Barq's Museum before you know it.

I'm going to get a Barq's in the bottle outta the fridge right now.
-Go Saints!

All the best,
Alexander Frentz
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