UPDATE: Mugshots to open in Tupelo in spring 2015

Mugshots logo redUPDATE 8.20.14: Mugshots will open next spring, the company said.

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ORIGINAL POST:

The long-awaited Mugshots Grill and Bar is going to be built in Tupelo.

A groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at the corner of Monagahn and East Main Street in the Fairpark District.

We don’t have the full details yet, but the project, which has been on the drawing board for more than two years, was always on the table, franchise holder Johnny Robbins said in March of last year.

“It’s probably going to happen,” he said then. “If not by me, then somebody. … no firm decision has been made one way or the other.”

Mugshots on Wednesday morning released the following:

Mugshots Grill & Bar announces the ground breaking for the 2015 opening in Tupelo, MS. Century Construction of Tupelo will be breaking ground in September with plans to open in the spring of 2015.

“It’s an exciting time for the Mugshots brand and family,” said Mugshots Grill & Bar COO, Chris Banchero. “We’re extremely excited about taking the Mugshots brand to the Tupelo area and becoming part of the local community,” Banchero also stated.

Mugshots will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, August 22nd at 11:00 A.M. to announce local franchise owners Ben and Johnny Robbins and the plans for the 2015 opening in the Downtown Fairpark District.

“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the Mugshots brand toTupelo, and at the same time helping further the development of the downtown area,” said local franchise owner, Johnny Robbins. Mugshots will also be announcing a partnership with the Lee County Humane Society for the company’s ‘Eat Good, Give Back’ fundraising event that will be held prior to opening day.

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