Archive | September, 2012

Holiday Inn construction begins, and other hotel info

In case you missed it today’s Daily Journal, we had a photo of the latest working going on at the twin-hote site at the intersection of North Gloster Street and McCullough Boulevard in Tupelo. As a refresher, Fusion Hospitality, owned by Bruce Patel, once had a Howard Johnson there. It’s come down, and in its […]

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Cheapest gas: Pontotoc 9/28/12

Pontotoc has the cheapest gas today in Northeast Mississippi, according to a Daily Journal survey of gas stations. You can find a gallon of regular gas in Pontotoc for $3.38 today. Most expensive: Starkville $3.65 Reminder: This survey is designed to find the cheapest gas. The cities with the “most expensive” title are the ones […]

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Look who is opening in old Circuit City buildings

This story from WSJ.com (full text) shifted our thoughts about tenants in empty buildings: Vacant Circuit City Stores Inc. locations, Home Depot Inc. parking lots and excess space in Sears Holdings Corp. stores are finding new life as restaurants in a sign of how the sluggish economy is reshaping the commercial landscape. Darden Restaurants Inc. […]

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First 50 Sephora customers get gift

Biz Buzz been telling you for quite some time about Sephora‘s opening Oct. 5 inside JC Penney at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. Well, it is indeed opening, and if you’re one of the first 50 in line, you get a special gift. Here’s what the PR firm says: Beauty seekers in the Tupelo  area […]

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Analyst bullish on Cooper Tire, says buy stock

Seekingalpha.com, a stock market news and analysis website, likes what it sees in Cooper Tire. The company, which employs more than 1,000 people at its Tupelo manufacturing plant, is seeing sales rise and costs decrease, a combination any business would want. Here’s a blurb from the story: Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) is the 4th […]

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Unemployment drops in Northeast Mississippi

In case you missed this story in today’s Daily Journal, the employment picture got a little better in August. Here are the highlights: The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi dropped two percentage points in August, to 8.9 percent. That matched the lowest rate for the year, posted by the 16-county region in April and May. […]

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Inspections: Romie’s Grocery, Cafe 212, Grill 9/27/12

Nice bunch of inspections this week. Click here to read last week’s inspections. – The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities. The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections, Tupelo60 Comments

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