Archive | March, 2014

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Bombay Grill in Tupelo has closed, citing ‘difficulties’

And then there were none… Bombay Grill, Tupelo’s lone Indian restaurant has closed.  The restaurant posted on its Facebook page yesterday this message: Dear Bombay Grill friends, Thanks for your support during all this time. We enjoyed serving you our traditional food from India. But, circumstances that go beyond our control has lead us to […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo2 Comments

BancorpSouth president and COO Kelley retiring in August

James Kelley, the president and chief operating officer of BancorpSouth, is retiring from the company on Aug. 15. He has served in those positions since 2000.   Last week, the Tupelo-based financial holding company and parent of BancorpSouth Bank announced the retirement of long-time chairman Aubrey Patterson at its shareholders meeting April 23. In the […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth, Banking & Finance, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Airline retiring its last 747 – which could make its way to Tupelo

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is retiring the last of its Boeing 747 planes today.  The airline, which once owned more than 120 of the planes, will make its final scheduled flight from Naha, in Okinawa, to Tokyo’s airport. According to this report, “The two-deck carrier, loved for its broad-shouldered look, will ferry holiday-makers and aviation […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments

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McDonald’s offering free small coffee through April 13

Hey – it’s FREE coffee at McDonald’s for the next two weeks!   Beginning today, customers can stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event. Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours  through April 13 in participating restaurants. McDonald’s launched its […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

Heritage Home Group closing another furniture plant

Heritage Home Group, the parent company of Lane, Broyhill, Thomasville,Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and La Barge brands, is closing the Pearson plant in High Point, N.C., according to the Lenoir News-Topic.  The closure, to be completed by August, will put 86 people out of work. Heritage Home, which took over the […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Heritage Home Group, Manufacturing, National, Saltillo, Unemployment4 Comments

MS Food Inspection

Inspections 03.28.14: Hospital food, Ole Miss food, schools and 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 March 21-28. The facilities are listed as […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

Updates on Bishop’s BBQ and Homer’s Steaks openings

Many of you have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Bishop’s BBQ (click here for previous coverage)on West Main Street in Tupelo, as well as the new Homer’s Steaks & More (click here for previous coverage) on Jefferson Street.  Well, Biz Buzz dropped by both restaurants, and both locations aren’t quite ready to open. At […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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