Archive | February, 2013

Family Furniture

Family Furniture wins TFM’s Buyer’s Award

Family Furniture, a 45-year-old furniture retailer based in Mount Rainier, Md., was named the National Buyer Appreciation Award winner at the spring Tupelo Furniture Market. The $40 million company owns three stores and a distribution center, all in Maryland, near the Washington, D.C. area. CEO Norman Gilden accepted the award, and lavished praise on the […]

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Posted in Business news, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market438 Comments

Chico’s opening soon, hiring

Chico’s website says it is opening the new store at Barnes Crossing (in the old GAP space) on March 11.  The women’s boutique carries clothes, jewelry and accessories. The store hours, according to the site, are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. No word yet on what […]

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Beer festival setup underway

Veteran’s Memorial Park is buzzing with activity caused by its upcoming weekend guest.  The Craft Beer Festival folks are hard at work getting things set up for Saturday.  The festival will take place from noon to 5pm under the tent.  Tickets are $35 and are still available online or at Papa V’s or the […]

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Posted in Tupelo70 Comments

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UPDATE Restaurant Inspections: China Garden

UPDATE:  Well, our streak of all A’s is broken… Not good news for China Garden 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 […]

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Spring furniture market off to a good start

The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market officially started this morning, but exhibitors and buyers already were doing business on Wednesday, the unofficial opening of the 51st market. TFM Chairman and CEO V.M. Cleveland, enjoying a late breakfast in Building VI, said several of the industry’s bigger buyers had already been through. Cleveland said they were visiting […]

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Posted in Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market448 Comments

Double Decker festival announces music line up

The Oxford CVB announced the music line up for the 2013 Double Decker arts festival.  The music, art and food festival held on the historic downtown square will kick off on April 26.  Blue Mountain, the headline band for Friday night, recently announced they are soon calling it quits after 22 years together.  The festival […]

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Posted in Oxford436 Comments


Steel tubing company closing

From the Associated Press: Twenty-five people will lose their jobs when a welded steel tubing production company shuts down April 1 in West Point.  The Daily Times Leader reports that Blazon Tube Co. had 75 employees at one time. It had announced in August of 2011 that it might close and since then 50 employees […]

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Posted in Business news, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Unemployment316 Comments

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