Brooks Grocery is opening a 27,000-square-foot full-line supermarket next spring in west Tupelo.
The store, to be located on a 3.5-acre parcel at the intersection of Coley Road and West Jackson Extended, is a multimillion-dollar project that will employ 65-75 people.
Along with fresh produce and fruit and a meat and seafood market, it also will have a deli and bakery. Owner Brooks Davis said a pharmacy or floral shop also are options.
The store will open in the first quarter of next year.
Attached to the store will be a 3,000-square-foot AT&T authored retailer.
Developer V.M. Cleveland, who is owner and chairman of the nearby Tupelo Furniture Market, said an additional 6,000 square feet of retail space is available in the building.
Also, he owns additional acreage that could be used for future development, he added
Davis had been looking at building a store in the area for about six years, and had come close to opening one on McCullough Boulevard. At the same time, an opportunity arose in Iuka, and he bought a store there, renovated it and opened the first Brooks Grocery.
The Tupelo store will serve as the flagship of the company he said. As for the location, Davis said it was ideal.
“We looked at several sites, but ultimately this is where the traffic and where the rooftops are with proximity to several subdivisions,” he said. “Plus we have a stop light, and with the furniture market next door, it was the ideal location for us,” he said.
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