Archive | July, 2013

CarMax used car giant to open Tupelo dealership

It’s been a busy day in Tupelo tracking down new business openings.  The latest news – on top of Five Guys looking to open soon – is that used car giant CarMax is planning to open a dealership in Tupelo. The city’s Department of Development Services has received an application from a representative of CarMax […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

UPDATE: Five Guys ‘pressing hard’ to open in Tupelo

UPDATE: We got confirmation from the company opening the Five Guys restaurant in Tupelo, and this is what they said: We don’t have a set in stone opening date at this point but are pressing hard to get this store open. We plan on having an initial staff of about 45 team members but will […]

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Posted in Business news, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

Toyota Mississippi rolling out new Corolla

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi has begun production of the 2014 Corolla. The first 11th-generation Corolla rolled off the line last Wednesday at the automaker’s plant in Blue Springs, and should be hitting dealers’ lots in the next few weeks. TMMMS says the plant has reduced production time from 86 seconds per vehicle to 78 seconds […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Toyota4 Comments

Tupelo’s first food truck to open soon

You might have heard about it, and likely seen something on Facebook: Tupelo’s first food truck will be opening soon. It’s called Local Mobile, with the tagline “It’s a food truck, y’all.”  The brains behind the operation is Curt McLellan. Don’t know what a food truck is? Pretty much what it sounds – it’s a big […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

Trustmark completes purchase of Oxford SouthBank offices

Trustmark National Bank said it has completed its purchase of the two Oxford branches of SouthBank FSB as of Friday. The agreement, first announced in March, sees Trustmark assume some $11.7 million in deposit accounts, as well as both physical locations of the offices. Said Trustmark in a news release: Gerard R. Host, president and […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford1 Comment

New retailer to open in Barnes Crossing Plaza

The Barnes Crossing Plaza in Tupelo – the shopping center where OfficeMax, Toys R Us, Hobby Lobby and others are located near the mall – won’t have any empty space left soon. Hut No. 8, a Florida-based retailer, is opening a 3,500-square-foot store adjacent to Office Max. So who is Hut No. 8? From its website […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

Inspections: Creative Cakes, Agnew’s, Mt. Fuji, Two Stick, more

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 restaurant. The following Northeast Mississippi facilities were inspected between July 19-26. The facilities are listed […]

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Posted in Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

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