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Wingstop in Tupelo to reopen Aug. 28

Wingstop in Tupelo plans to reopen next Thursday, Aug. 28. But first, it needs to hire a few people. The restaurant needs cooks, and applicants can apply at the store, which is located on the corner of West Main and Thomas streets. After opening June 11, Wingstop closed temporarily last month, citing construction issues. A […]

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UPDATE: Mugshots to open in Tupelo in spring 2015

UPDATE 8.20.14: Mugshots will open next spring, the company said. ———– 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, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tupelo Elvis tribute artist winner in Top 10 in Memphis

From the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association: The Tupelo Elvis Festival named Ben Thompson of London, England the 2014 Tupelo Elvis Tribute Artist Winner at the festival this past June. As the winner of the Tupelo competition, Thompson represented Tupelo in round one of the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Tuesday in Memphis. […]

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Super Hibachi Buffet 8.12.14

Super Hibachi Buffet to open in Tupelo in October

A few months ago, Biz Buzz told you about a restaurant that would open in the former Barnhill’s on South Gloster Street. That restaurant, Super Hibachi Buffet, will open sometime in October, the owner said today. As its name implies, the restaurant will have a buffet with Chinese and Japanese food. It’ll also have a sushi […]

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Restaurant report card: Inspections for week ending 08.08.14

Restaurant report card: Inspections for week ending 08.08.14

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post these Friday, but here are the inspection reports for the week of Aug. 1-8:  The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection […]

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Iain Logan, senior vice president for Philips, who is second from left, and Philips Tupelo plant manager Amar Yeddula receivesa token of appreciation from CDF President and CEO David Rumbarger

Philips Lighting adding 50 jobs with $2M expansion

One of the oldest companies in Tupelo is expanding and adding employees. Philips Lighting announced a $2 million project today that will bring at least 50 jobs to the facility. The project also helps retain the 350 now employed there. Philips is creating a major manufacturing hub at its 550,000-square foot Tupelo facility, which opened in 1947 […]

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Silver Airways ordered to extend service through Sept. 5

As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered Silver Airways to extend air service in Tupelo through Sept. 5. Silver said in April it was not going to seek renewal of  its Essential Air Service contract, and submitted a 90-day “notice of termination.” The Transportation Department then ordered Silver to continue service in Tupelo, as well […]

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